Vauxhall has confirmed the updated 2020 version of the Insignia large family car will be headlined by a 227bhp 2.0-litre GSi performance model.
The flagship GSi model, which was unveiled at the Brussels motor show, is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that also produces 258lb ft of torque at 1500-4000rpm. The power is delivered through a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
The high-performance hatchback has also been fitted with four-wheel drive that utilises a torque vectoring system, which aids handling in corners, according to Vauxhall. The GSi also gets Brembo four-piston brakes, new adaptive FlexRide suspension and tweaks to the steering.
The details of the GSi were revealed alongside full details of a revamped engine line-up for the Insignia. The entry-level unit will be a three-cylinder 1.4-litre petrol with 143bhp and 174lb ft, using a six-speed manual gearbox, with WLTP-certified fuel economy from 45.6mpg.
As well as the 227bhp version, the 2.0-litre engine will be offered in 197bhp guise, also using the nine-speed automatic ’box. That unit is the first Vauxhall engine to feature cylinder deactivation to reduce fuel consumption, with the lower-powered version having WLTP fuel economy starting from 37.2mpg, compared with the more powerful unit's 33.2mpg.
There will be one diesel engine in the launch line-up: a 1.5-litre three-cylinder unit producing 120bhp and 221lb ft and returning an official 57.6mpg. A 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel will be launched later this year.
Vauxhall says the three-cylinder engines are up to 50kg lighter than the versions featured in the outgoing model.
Confirmation of the engine line-up comes shortly after Vauxhall revealed a number of exterior changes and upgraded interior technology for the Insignia.