If you’re looking for cutting-edge technology and exceptional levels of grip and handling then our New Insignia Grand Sport will tick all the boxes when it arrives in early 2017.
We all know that four-wheel drive is the best way to exploit high power and deliver it to wet, icy or snow-covered roads. The downside is the extra weight of a conventional AWD system, but the Insignia Grand Sport (when fitted with the all-new 8-speed automatic transmission) can now be specified with a state-of-the-art torque vectoring all-wheel drive system that aims to deliver a new level of performance & efficiency.
Our new Insignia uses an all-wheel drive system with a rear-drive module that employs a twin clutch system without a differential. This allows Insignia to apply torque to one or both of the rear wheels independently, enabling torque vectoring across the car’s full performance range. In effect, when cornering, higher torque is sent to the outside rear wheel, and thus Insignia turns in more precisely, responding immediately to driver input.
By controlling the distribution of torque according to changes in throttle position, steering angle and road surface, Torque vectoring also makes the car safer by reducing the amount of yaw. This intelligent use of torque distribution, also known as “yaw damping”, results in neutral vehicle behaviour, making the car more stable and steerable for the driver.
New Insignia drivers can even change the amount of yaw damping to suit their driving style by choosing from high yaw damping in “Tour” to low in “Sport”.
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