With UK temperatures plummeting to well below freezing this week, drivers across the country are having to face the daily grind of scraping and de-icing their windscreens, adding time and inconvenience to their morning commutes. But Vauxhall reckons that they'll warm - literally - to its new Insignia Grand Sport, which has some of the hottest equipment in its class.
The new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport helps to banish the cold conditions of winter with several safety and comfort features, to keep not only the driver but also passengers comfortable when it's cold outside. Bringing premium technology to a mainstream model, the Insignia Grand Sport includes a wide range of features including heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel and a heated windscreen.
The windscreen can be easily defrosted at the push of a button by a fine wire heating element, reducing the need to spend time out in the cold scraping ice from view. The heated windscreen also prevents fogging in humid conditions, further improving visibility and safety. The heating switches off automatically and can be reactivated if necessary by another press of the button.
In additional to the heated windscreen, the new Insignia Grand Sport provides drivers and passengers with several ways to keep warm. Drivers can stay snug thanks to the heated steering wheel, while heated seats are available not only for the driver and front passenger, but also for the occupants of the outer rear seats. The heating in the front is adjustable and can be controlled through the personalisation menu in the information display, while the 18-way adjustable heated driver's seat also features massage and ventilation functions.
The heated seats and steering wheel are also operational when start/stop is running. By switching on the heated rear window, the heated door mirrors are activated for further improved visibility to the rear.
"The level of technologies available means that Vauxhall customers can expect a higher level of comfort, even in the colder winter weather," said Stuart Harris, Vauxhall's Head of Carline Brand.