Vauxhall introduced the facelifted Insignia last month and now the company has unveiled the updated GSi.
Looking instantly recognizable, the facelifted model has a revised grille which is flanked by new adaptive IntelliLux LED Pixel Lights. The latter feature a total of 168 LED elements, compared to the previous 32.
Beneath the grille is a sportier front bumper with a larger air intake. The model also familiar “sabre-tooth” chrome accents.
Vauxhall didn’t say much about the interior, but the photos show the model has GSi-branded leather sport seats, alloy pedals and gloss black trim. They joined by an updated instrument cluster and a revised infotainment system.
On the performance front, there’s a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 227 hp (169 kW / 230 PS). It is connected to a new nine-speed automatic transmission which sends power to a Twinster all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring.
Other performance features include Brembo brakes and improved steering system. The model also boasts an adaptive FlexRide suspension with Standard, Tour, Sport and Competition modes.
The New Engine Lineup
Besides introducing the GSi, Vauxhall revealed technical specifications for the standard model. Under the hood, there’s an assortment of new three- and four-cylinder engines which all belong to the same family. This is a significant change as the previous Insignia had engines from three different families.
The three-cylinder units are borrowed from the Astra and are up to 110 lbs (50 kg) lighter than their predecessors. The turbocharged 1.4-liter petrol produces 143 hp (107 kW / 145 PS) and 174 lb-ft (236 Nm) of torque, while the 1.5-liter diesel develops 120 hp (90 kW / 122 PS) and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque.
There are also four-cylinder petrol and diesel options. The latter will be introduced later this year, while the petrol is a turbocharged 2.0-liter that now features cylinder deactivation technology.
In the standard model, the 2.0-liter petrol produces 197 hp (147 kW / 200 PS) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. In the GSi, it develops 227 hp (169 kW / 230 PS) but the torque rating remains unchanged.
The 2.0-liter engines are connected to a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. The three-cylinders come with a six-speed manual, but an eight-speed automatic will be available as an option.