The German automaker has started the marketing campaign ahead of the official reveal of the new generation Insignia flagship with a technical feature – the model’s new LEDs.
With optional matrix LED headlights, the Insignia will double on the LED units seen on the Astra, because each cluster will feature 16 light-emitting diodes. Opel’s IntelliLux LED headlights debuted in a production car last year on the Astra K with eight diodes – but the optional matrix LED headlights on the second generation Insignia coming in 2017 will have a total of 32 diodes. Just like in the Astra, the LED elements will automatically adapt the distribution and range of the light beam according to traffic conditions.
The latest iteration of the adaptive headlights also come with a more powerful high beam illuminating the road up ahead for up to 400 meters (1,312 feet). The matrix headlights are also smarter than before, with light intensity at the inner segment rising based on the steering angle when the high beam is active. The new Insignia Grand Sport will be the same model but sold under different brands according to region – Opel, Vauxhall, Buick (Regal), and Holden (Commodore). It will first be introduced as the Opel / Vauxhall at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, but with the teasing game already on we’re expecting an online preview before the end of the year.