Still hiding its design under the mesmerizing full body camouflage, the Opel Insignia Grand Sport – as it will be called from now on – is undergoing the final development stages.
The German automaker decided to throw in a preview – sort of, since we’re not allowed to see any bare metal, nor the interior. What we do know is the next generation of the Insignia is currently completing its final development phase – more so, it’s based on a completely new architecture and has a bigger wheelbase (over nine centimeters). The dimensiosn have been kept in check with shorter front and rear overhangs, so it’s actually just 5.5 centimeters longer than its predecessor. Stylign should be helped by the fact it’s wider at the track by one centimeter and has a three-centimeter lower roofline. More importantly, the new platform means the engineers were able to save up to 175 kilograms compared to the older Insignia architecture.
Opel also announced the 2013 Monza Concept was used as inspiration, with the Insignia Grand Sport set for the worldwide public premiere during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next March. According to the rumor mill, the powertrain options will include a new 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline mill, evolved from the current 1.4-liter which has 163 hp (121 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm).