2017 Opel Insignia model will come with 16 LEDs for each side of the headlamps. That’s about double the number of light-emitting diodes being offered in the Astra if you can just imagine. The IntelliLux LED headlamp (initially came with 8 LEDs) was introduced in the Astra K production model in the previous year. For the second generation Opel Insignia, a total of 32 diodes will be available with the latest optional matrix.
Like the Astra, the adaptive LED will self-adjust to the surroundings. That way, the light beam’s range and light distribution will suit the current traffic condition. This highly advanced lighting technology doesn’t need help when switching to different modes of traffic. It doesn’t matter when you’re out on the highway, on a country road or just cruising around town. Night-time driving will seem like a morning drive with the matrix headlamp’s latest functions. Plus, you don’t have to worry about dazzling other motorists with these bright new headlights, as it knows what to do.
The optional matrix LED was initially visualised in the Opel Monza Concept. That was almost three years ago. The 2017 Opel Insignia has better illuminating effects as it can go as far as 1,312 feet. It is more intuitive in a way that it can adjust the intensity of light coming from the high beam according to the angle of the steering wheel. This would significantly improve visibility when taking turns at the corner.
Opel’s latest execution of the Monza-inspired headlights can contain as many as 32 light emitting diodes but is more compact than ever before. Since the IntelliLux LED was well received in the Astra, the latest generation of matrix LED technology no doubt has become more powerful and more advanced.
Meanwhile, the new Insignia Grand Sport has shed up to 385 pounds of weight than the current model. It’s also longer by up to 2.1 inches. The European version will come with 163hp 1.5L engine and will be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. There will also be a 247hp 2L engine with 8-speed automatic transmission while an All-Wheel-Drive is also expected in the latest offering.
Depending on the region, the latest generation Insignia Grand Sport model will be rebadged accordingly. Therefore, be ready to see the same type of vehicle under four different names either as a Holden Commodore, a Buick Regal, a Vauxhall or an Opel. The 2017 Geneva Motor Show will likely hold an official debut for a Vauxhall/Opel. It could happen before the end of the year.