Customers in Europe can now place an order for the most sporting version of the new Opel Insignia. On Monday, Opel announced orders for the new 2018 Insignia GSi are now open.
The Insignia GSi ditches the turbocharged V6 engine from the previous Insignia OPC and gains two new engines: a 2.0-liter BiTurbo diesel-powered four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter gasoline-powered turbocharged four-cylinder. The latter comes straight from the previous Buick Regal GS.
Pricing for the diesel-powered GSi starts at €46,595 ($54,000 USD), and pricing for the gasoline-powered car starts at €47,895 ($56,000). However, the Europeans also get an Insignia GSi Sports Tourer—a hot wagon. The Sports Tourer GSi starts at €46,595 ($55,000).
And, to our surprise, Opel will offer the Insignia GSi in orange, which we quite like. From what we know, the new 2018 Buick Regal GS does not include this color… but it should.
All Insignia GSis benefit from a Twinster all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring and a FlexRide chassis that offers multiple driving modes. No matter which engine, an eight-speed automatic handles shifting duties.
The current Insignia and its variants will be relatively short-lived as PSA Groupe, Opel’s new owner, works to move all cars onto its own platforms as quickly as possible. This current car could become a real obscurity in the future.