Vauxhall's HiPerStruts will be made available on front-drive Insignias
Mark Tisshaw
14 August 2012

Front-drive Vauxhall Insignias will be offered with the range-topping VXR’s clever front suspension next year.

Understeer-reducing HiPerStruts are standard on the all-wheel-drive VXR and optional on the potent 4x4 BiTurbo diesel model.

Last week Opel announced the rollout of the HiPerStruts to front-drive Insignias. Vauxhall is still to decide which models will take the upgrade, but the 158bhp 2.0 CDTi is the most likely choice.

HiPerStruts are part of the BiTurbo’s £1500 ‘Supersport’ chassis pack, also including 20in wheels and upgraded Brembo brakes.

  

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14 August 2012

what other Saab tricks will GM fool us into believing is new after this one???

14 August 2012

welshwizard645 wrote:

what other Saab tricks will GM fool us into believing is new after this one???

Think you'll find this was developed whilst Saab was part of GM therefore it's the parent companies product hence it's called "GM’s HiPer Strut " in America.

 

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14 August 2012

Hiperstrut might improve how it drives. 20 inch wheels wont!

Hopefully Vauxhall will leave the daft wheel sizes on the option list once the superior suspension set up is on more cars. 

 

jer

14 August 2012

cant remember if it made much difference but sure to be sort after.

15 August 2012

Nice idea from GM, but I would sadly never buy anything from them. Hopefully a decent car manufacturer can produce the same technology for one oif their models.

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