The 2020 Opel Insignia GSi has improved looks, but its new 2L turbo I4 actually has less power and torque than the model it replaces.
The 2L turbo I4 has 169kW (230hp) and 350Nm (258 lb-ft). There’s also a new 9-speed auto, Twinster AWD system with torque vecotring, and an electro-hydraulic brake booster.
The old GSi had 191kW (256hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) from its 2L turbo I4.
Opel has also announced the other engines in the facelifted Insignia range, most of which are shared with updated Astra:
- 1.4L turbo I3 with 107kW (145hp) at 5,000rpm, and 236Nm between 1,500 and 3,500rpm with a 6-speed manual
- 2L turbo I4 with 147kW (200hp) at 4,500rpm, and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) between 1,500 and 4,000rpm with a 9-speed auto
- 2L turbo I4 with 169kW (230hp) at 5,000rpm, and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) between 1,500 and 4,000rpm with a 9-speed auto
- 1.5L turbo-diesel with 90kW (122hp) at 3,250rpm, and 300Nm (221 lb-ft) between 1,750 and 2,500rpm with a 6-speed manual
With full face active shutters in the grille, and the new engines, the updated Insignia is claimed to 18% more fuel efficient than the old model.
Both the Insignia and Astra still use GM platforms, and have engines which were completed around the time of Opel/Vauxhall’s sale to PSA.