2018 Opel Insignia Grand Sport 2.0 A Turbo AWD - Gran Sporty Turismo
Opel Insignia Grand Sport 2.0 Turbo (Innovation) Review

clifford chow
27 Nov 2018

A buldging shoulder line also adds to a sense of strength

With the departure of General Motors from the Opel brand, this will likely be the German brand’s final GM-based Insignia. 

Opel’s flagship sedan is designed with a coupe-like stance and actually hides a very practical car behind its sporty facade. Its front winged grille and double winged adaptive Intellilux LED Matrix headlights (which carries 32 LED segments) presents a business-like face. Their sedan also features a large styling crease running along the lower end of both doors, and upswung at the rear, almost as-if to hint of a large side intake or a flared rear wheel arch… which of-course it does not have one.

2018 Opel insignia Grand Sport Intellilux

A buldging shoulder line also adds to a sense of strength, beginning from the front door and continued on with the LED tail lamps, which also features its double winged design. In keeping with its coupe-like appearance, the Insignia Grand Coupe’s window line also features faux “windows” in the “C” pillars.

2018 Opel insignia Grand Sport rear

Unlike the “bread and butter” 1.5 litre model we had a go at a while ago, the 2.0 Insignia is equipped with larger 20” rims and 245/35 tyres, which fill up those large wheel arches quite a deal better. Some may even place this car in the same box as the Volkswagen Arteon, which in essence is marketed as a 4-door coupe, and incidentally also sports a lift back-style boot lid.

2018 Opel insignia Grand Sport Side Profile

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Engine Capacity 1999cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 260bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 400Nm @ 3000rpm
Power to Weight 151.5 bhp per ton


Acceleration 7.3s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 11.6 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4897 x 1863 x 1455) mm
Wheelbase 2829 mm
Turning Circle 11.7 metres
Kerb Weight 1716 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L


Brakes (Front) Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs