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New Opel Insignia Grand Sport Has Heat to Beat

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The all-new Opel Insignia Grand Sport 4x4 features a torque vectoring all-wheel-drive system

In the dead of winter, Opel is touting the warmth of its next-generation Insignia Grand Sport, which was designed with heat-seeking passengers in mind.

The new flagship sedan out of Rüsselsheim boasts an array of cold-countering features, including a remote controlled stationary heater, heated front and rear seats, and a heated windshield.

At the push of a button, a fine wire-heating element will silently and comfortably defrost the vehicle’s windshield, which also prevents fogging in humid conditions, further improving visibility and safety. The heating switches off automatically, but can be reactivated as needed with another press of the button.

The new Insignia Grand Sport also provides drivers with the luxury of a heated steering wheel, while seat heating is available for the driver, front passenger, and rear seating passengers. The heating is adjustable in the front, and can even be controlled via the personalization menu in the information display with the automatic seat heating option.

“With the new Opel Insignia, it has never been easier to feel warm and comfortable in an automobile,” said Opel’s VP of sales and aftersales, Peter Christian Küspert. “And the improved visibility from the heated windscreen is a safety benefit for all road users.”

Seat and steering wheel heating is operational when the engine is running and during start/stop, while switching on the heated rear window also activates heating of the exterior mirrors.

With the optional remote controlled stationary heater, the new Insignia can even be warmed up before you’re inside. The factory fitted heater can be turned on via remote control timer or automatically according to temperature sensors.