Development of Opel Insignia
This Second generation of Opel Insignia also known as the Vauxhall mark in the United Kingdom , made in North America and China as the Buick Regal and in Australia and New Zealand under the mark Holden in the 2015.
This Rüsselsheim beauty is facing the best car brands in the market today.
The new Insignia is as dynamic to drive as it looks. It is available with a wide range of efficient latest-generation turbocharged engines and transmissions. They have been designed to provide excellent real-life fuel efficiency and low fuel costs.
Tests conducted under the WLTP driving cycle (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure which, compared with the currently applicable NEDC, is more representative of real driving behavior) show that the fuel consumption of the volume engines available for the new Insignia (Gasoline: 1.5-liter Turbo; Diesel: 1.6-liter Turbo) is down by between 3 and 10% compared to the equivalent outgoing variants.
Specification of the new Opel Insignia
The engine portfolio starts with a newly designed extremely efficient gasoline unit, the 1.5-liter Turbo with 103 kW/140 hp and 121 kW/165 hp ( fuel consumption Grand Sport: urban 7.3 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.8-4.7 l/100 km, combined 5.7 l/100 km; 130-129 g/km CO2; fuel consumption Sports Tourer urban 7.7-7.5 l/100 km, extra-urban 5.3-4.8 l/100 km, combined 6.2-5.8 l/100 km, 141-132 g/km CO2). A further highlight is the top-of-the-range gasoline engine for the new Opel Insignia.
The 2.0-liter Turbo Petrol Engine delivers 191 kW/260 hp and maximum torque of 400 Nm. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder unit comes in combination with the completely new eight-speed automatic transmission, which shifts smoothly, and a highly sophisticated all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring – a unique feature in the midsize segment.
On this high-tech all-wheel drive system, two multi-plate clutches replace a conventional rear axle differential and can accelerate the wheels individually in a split-second depending on the driving situation.
The propulsion offering for the Grand Sport is rounded off by the new six-speed manual transmission for the popular 1.6-liter diesel engines with outputs of 81 kW/110 hp and 100 kW/136 hp and above this comes the refined 2.0-liter diesel, which will also be available for the Sports Tourer at launch, with 125 kW/170 hp, a wider selection of diesel engines will be available for the station wagon variant soon.
Safety Features and Lightning Technology for the new Opel Insignia
Safety first.. Outstanding assistance systems in The new Opel Insignia not only impresses with a state-of-the-art propulsion technology but also with ultra-modern assistance and comfort features. No other model in the segment offers such a wide range of intelligent technologies as the new edition of the Opel flagship.
One of the highlights in every sense of the word is the second generation of Opel’s innovative and award-winning adaptive IntelliLux LED matrix light, with 32 LED segments – twice as many as in the Astra – taking over the high beam function.
The increased number of LED segments enables the various light patterns to adapt to the prevailing traffic situation even more precisely and the transitions are faster and more seamless.
To improve visibility even further while driving through curves on full high beam, Opel engineers added an innovative active curve lighting function to the new Insignia’s IntelliLux LED matrix headlights.
Last but not least, a further, dedicated LED spotlight located within the low beam module provides additional illumination at full high-beam for up to 400 meters.
Interior design and comfort of the new Opel Insignia
The second generation Opel Insignia also set standards in comfort. The best example is the premium ergonomic seats of the new generation certified by “Aktion Gesunder Rücken”.
They offer a unique combination of electric side bolster settings, massage, memory and ventilation functions in addition to the multiple standard adjustment possibilities.
Passengers in the second row can also look forward to more comfort, because like the driver and front passenger seats, the two outer rear seats are also available with seat heating. And also the heated windshield guarantees good visibility quickly on cold winter days while the heated steering wheel keeps the driver’s hands comfortably warm.