The Opel Insignia is a large family car engineered and manufactured to the automaker German Opel. Production of the Insignia began in 2008 in place of the Vectra and Signum. This car is known as the Vauxhall Insignia in the United Kingdom, and as Buick Regal in China and North America. It is planned to re-launched in Australia and New Zealand under the marque Holden in 2015. In the car originally due to be marketed as the Chevrolet Vectra, but now as an Opel sold in the Insignia. Opel Insignia debut in Australia in 2012, badged as an Opel. but fell a year later after the brand was withdrawn from the market. The Opel Insignia is produced in Opel plant in Russelsheim, Germany.
Opel Insignia Concept
The Opel Insignia Concept is a grand tourer presented by Opel at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The vehicle has an engine V8 from the Corvette with 344 PS. The Opel Insignia Concept has a hydro-pneumatic system configuration, such a pantograph of the rear doors to the LED technology lights. In early 2005, it was announced by Opel The idea that this car can not be built, because it will be very difficult and very expensive. So the car continued to study the pure idea. However, this is a car concept inspired the 2007 Opel GTC Concept.
Opel Insignia Engine
the Insignia was offered with 4 petrol engines – a 1.6 L 115 PS (85 kW, 113 hp), 1.8 L 140 PS (103 kW, 138 hp), the 2.0 Turbo 220 PS (162 kW, 217 hp) and the 2.8 L V6 with 260 PS (191 kW, 256 hp) – and 3 diesel engines (all derived from the engine of the Fiat / GM JTD) – all 2.0 liters with 110 PS (81 kW, 108 hp), 130 PS (96 kW, 128 hp) and 160 PS (118 kW, 158 hp). In 2009, the 1.6 L petrol Turbo 180 PS (132 kW, 178 hp), the Diesels EcoFLEX versions of the IOPC through. From September 2010, the 2.0 Diesel CDTI adaptive benefit 4×4 as an option. The Opel Insignia 2 .0 BiTurbo ‘CDTI, with 195 PS (143 kW, 192 hp), with growth saab, is expected to begin production in 2010, but due to the sale of saab, slow production, began production in 2012, as 2WD (FWD) and 4WD. All engines have a six-speed manual standard, as some of the engines to go with the automatic as an option.
Since its launch, the Diesels have improved their space. In 2011, some engines gained Start / Stop, all diesel engines to be this way, and the more fuel the engines are expected to get the technology in the future. The Opel Insignia 1.4 Turbo 140 PS (103 kW, 138 hp), and S / S as standard, is available, removal, 1.8, and 2.0 Turbo had improved to 250 PS (184 kW, 247 hp) 4-wheel drive. 2.0 Turbo with 220 PS (162 kW, 217 hp) remains as the only FWD. In 2009 a new list of TcoFLEX diesel engine provides the same amount of energy, but less CO2 Emission (g / km) and fuel consumption. 2.0 CDTI EcoFLEX with 130 PS (96 kW, 128 hp) and 160 PS (118 kW, 158 hp) to get out of the CO2-Emission 114 (g / km) and a version with the 2.0 CDTI 4×4. 195 PS (143 kW, 192 hp) Bi-Turbo diesel engine 129 CO2-Emission (g / km).
Opel Insignia Awards
Since making his DEBUT, the Opel Insignia has won more than 50 awards in the country or around the world, including Best Executive Car in the UK and Slovenia, Best Family Car in the Ireland twice and best car fleet customers in the UK, Austria, Denmark and Portugal. The Opel Insignia was voted 2009 European Car of the Year. The Opel Insignia points 5-star rating in EuroNCAP. In 2011 the German institute DEKRA give Opel prize for The Opel Insignia as a vehicle class with the fewest mistakes. In 2012 GTU evaluated the Opel Insignia as number one in terms of the low used car.