Vauxhall offers AGR certified (Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.) ergonomic seats for a wide range of models starting with the Crossland X. The latest development in seating technology with outstanding lateral support and best long-distance comfort is now celebrating its debut in the new Insignia GSi and the GSi Sports Tourer. The AGR-certified performance sport seat comes with all advanced features already known from the top-of-the-range seats available for the Insignia. The integral seat in the GSi also comes with ventilation, heating, a message function and adjustable side bolsters. These features are complimented by the high backrest with integrated headrest in the sportiest member of the Insignia line-up. In addition, the belt route at shoulder height is exemplary – not a given for integral sports seats. Customers can also choose between two premium leather combinations, while a discreet GSi logo adorns the back rest.
The length, depth, cushion and back angle of the seats that looks like a king cobra ready to strike can all be adjusted electrically. The air cushions of the four-way lumbar support along with the variable side bolsters are also activated electrically. All of these settings can be saved via the memory button – only the seat depth adjustment needs to be done manually. The ventilation and the heating are integrated in the cushion and backrest. In addition, the driver can enjoy a back massage. Overall the sum of sporty side support and comfort features makes the new performance seat a unique offer – developed in the competency centre for healthy seating in Rüsselsheim.
First ultra-sporty looking performance seat entirely from a manufacturer
Normally, extra-sporty integral seats are purchased from a specialised supplier. However, this is very different in the case of the Insignia GSi. The Technical Development Centre can draw on a vast amount of competence when it comes to seat structures. The concept for the second generation of the Insignia always foresaw a modular system with the integral performance seat forming the pinnacle. This enabled all of the comfort features to be maintained in a thoroughbred sport seat. Furthermore, the in-house development also delivers on stylish highlights: the hinted guides for shoulder belts in the back rest look exactly like the air intakes at the front of the Insignia GSi and demonstrate the outstanding attention to detail.
The unified development and production of the new bucket seat also results in Ksignificant weight savings. While the sport seat – without any of the comfort features found in the Corsa VXR weighs 28KG, the new integral seat with all its functionalities only adds 26KGs to Insignia GSi.