Opel revealed it has sweetened the pot for 2017 Insignia Grand Sport customers with the Opel Exclusive program. Through this program, the brand hopes to introduce a wide selection of colors that will clearly highlight the already elegant style.
However, it is not just about having colors to choose from as Opel wants to ensure that the second-generation Insignia customers will be able to stand apart from the rest. As such, Opel is offering an “unlimited range” of colors that are all based on the preference and style of the customer. This option though is not free and will come with additional cost.
Three finishes will be made available with the first one being the metallic finish which allows more incident light to be shown. The second is tri-coat finish which gives the vehicle a smoother look. Finally there is the pearl finish which makes use of a fine layer of crystals that are then embedded to the finish to give it a more natural shine.
The customization options do not stop at the exterior as these are continued even on the inside. Customers will be able to select from a wide range of choices not only on what type of leather is used, but even the steering wheel, as well as other decorative aspects of the interior. Customization for both the exterior and interior will be solely available to those who are part of the Exclusive program.
In addition to the Opel Exclusive program, the brand revealed that the 2017 Insignia will also showcase two new services from OnStar. The first is the Personal Assistant which enables occupants to reserve hotel rooms. Second is OnStar Advisor which helps drivers find suitable parking areas. Other features expected in the new Insignia include being fitted with a new turbocharged engine, equipped with an all-wheel drive, and having a 360-degree camera.
Opel Insignia had already made its online debut in December. During this time, it revealed that there were improvements implemented under this new version. Compared to the previous model, the new version is longer by 2.1 inches (55 mm) with the wheelbase being extended by 3.6 inches (92 mm) allowing for more room to those sitting in the rear. Despite having larger dimensions, the new Insignia is lighter by 386 lbs. (175 kg) compared to the prior model, though this would largely depend on the actual configuration.
The new Opel Insignia is scheduled to make its official live debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The brand is also expected to display the Sports Tourer and Grand Sport versions of this model. Sales are expected to begin late this year with the sedan having a starting price of $27,329 (€25,940), and the Sports Tourer wagon priced at $28,721 (€26,940).