Next-Gen Vauxhall Insignia VXR To Get Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive

The next-generation Vauxhall Insignia VXR is set to receive a similar torque vectoring all-wheel drive system to the Ford Focus RS.

Autocar reports that Vauxhall has been working with GKN, the same company that developed the Focus RS’s all-wheel drive system, and is creating a similar set-up for the new high-performance Insignia.

GKN has been working with a current Insignia VXR and recently fitted it with its ‘Twinster’ module on the rear axle which allows for torque vectoring at the back. The front end meanwhile will be controlled through an electronic differential that is able to individually brake the wheels which are losing traction.

The new Insignia is expected to launch next year and will be a global car and sold under the Buick badge in the United States and Opel outside of the UK. It is thought that the car will be slightly larger than the outgoing model but could be up to 200 kg lighter.

Renderings via RM Car Design


  • john1168

    That’s awesome! I think it would be a given that Buick would get the same awd system for the GS. Too bad this car wasn’t debuted in Paris but it will be debuted in Geneva… apparently….. hopefully…. And the next Buick Regal should be debuted in Detroit. I’m guessing it will have the 3.0TT, a 9 speed auto and this fancy awd set up. Sadly there are only two cars (cars that I can reasonably afford to buy) that I’m interested in. This new Buick Regal and the Kia GT Stinger. Can’t wait for both of them.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Stinger for me. And you?

      • john1168

        Yes sir:)


    Looks good.

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