Until we see the next generation Insignia, scheduled to be launched during next year Geneva Motor Show and officially renamed Insignia grand Sport, Vauxhall is showing us the headlights and the technology behind.
The German manufacturer is updating its current IntelliLux LED, now more refined and with new functions that further improve night-time visibility.
Having developed its matrix lighting technology in recent years, Vauxhall has introduced a 32-light system within the Insignia Grand Sport’s headlamps. The increased number of LED segments in the headlamps results in smoother transitions between lighting patterns to suit every driving condition. Automatically and constantly adapting the range and distribution of light from the headlamps, the new Insignia Grand Sport delivers a brighter light in a precise manner, avoiding dazzling other road users.
New functions, including curve and spotlight illumination, improve long-range visibility when driving at night. When taking a curve with the full beam engaged, the light intensity automatically rises based on the steering angle, in order to increase the illumination and help the driver to see the road situation ahead.
Each headlight also features a high-beam spotlight for additional illumination up to 400 metres ahead, further improving the Insignia Grand Sport’s long-range visibility.
“The new Astra shows the benefits of our IntelliLux LED headlights, and our engineers have been able to take it to another level with the Insignia Grand Sport,” said Ingolf Schneider, Engineering Group Manager, Exterior Lighting. “The second generation of this innovative technology introduces new features that improve visibility, and therefore safety, when driving at night.”