When Opel decided to add on the “Grand Sport” moniker to the Insignia name, it stated the car had simply earned it. The 2018 Insignia Grand Sport has been described as a truly engaging car to drive and its design mimics the athletic aspirations Opel has shot for.
Mark Adams, Vice President of Design for Opel and Vauxhall, walks us through how his team worked to ensure the new Insignia Grand Sport accomplished the look to fit its new name. Of course, if the car doesn’t look like it has sporting intentions, there’s no real use calling it a “Grand Sport.”
But, as Adams goes on, we have to agree the design team has done a tremendous job. The Opel Monza concept is at the soul of the Insignia Grand sport with its “sculptural artistry meets German precision”, and the Insignia takes its cues with strides.
The wheelbase has been stretched, allowing designers to better position the front and rear wheels to create more pleasant proportions, and the front grille placement helps trick the eye into making the Insignia Grand Sport seem even lower than it is.
But enough from us, Adams says it all much better. He’s the boss man, after all.