At the unveiled of the Insignia GSi about a week ago, it did not say anything about giving the Sports Tourer the higher performance treatment. It looks like it’s about to happen as an undisguised prototype of the wagon has been spotted roaming the streets with the full production body.
The only thing that’s missing is the “GSi” badge on the back. Much like the hatchback depicted in the official images, the test vehicle is wearing a red-hot paint that makes it of an eye grabber. Expect the Brembo brake calipers to receive a red finish on the final car as it is the case with the hatch.
Needless to say, under the hood it has the same turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 260 horsepower and 400 Newton-meters of torque. Further down the line, a newly developed diesel engine will be added for the Insignia GSi, so expect the estate to receive it as well.
Seeing as how there’s no disguise at all on this prototype, it is likely a sign we won’t have to wait much longer to check it out in press images. It’s not like those will be more revealing than these spy shots anyway.
The hatchback is slated to make its public debut at this years Frankfurt Motor Show in September and probably will be joined by the estate.
Hopefully, the decision to resurrect the “GSi” badge doesn’t mean there won’t be an Insignia VXR later on.