Sleek new look and ad­vanced tech for In­signia

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - FRONT PAGE -

IN­SIGNIA? STAID mid­dle-ofthe-road mo­tor?

Well, think again. This car, much beloved by mid­dle man­agers has had a bit of a makeover and now looks sleeker than ever.

More than that, it has some in­ter­est­ing tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tions such as an all­wheel drive sys­tem which de­liv­ers traction on all road sur­faces.

Vaux­hall say the mid­size mar­ket seg­ment is not usu­ally the place to look for an ad­vanced chas­sis tech­nol­ogy but this is set to change when the In­signia Grand Sport hits the mar­ket early this year.

The Grand Sport, with the all-new eight-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion is avail­able with a torque vec­tor­ing all-wheel drive sys­tem that aims to de­liver ex­cep­tional lev­els of grip and han­dling.

Torque vec­tor­ing also makes the car safer by con­trol­ling the dis­tri­bu­tion of torque ac­cord­ing to changes in throt­tle po­si­tion, steer­ing an­gle and road sur­face, thus re­duc­ing the amount of yaw. This in­tel­li­gent use of torque dis­tri­bu­tion, also known as “yaw damp­ing”, re­sults in neu­tral ve­hi­cle be­hav­iour, mak­ing the car more sta­ble and steer­able for the driver.

Prices and launch date fol­low soon.

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