Opel Insignia (2012)
Thursday, August 11th 2011
Opel Insignia has won many national and international awards ever since its debut. With new gasoline engines, state-of-the-art technologies, and a number of added values like navigation system, front camera, and high-class leather interior, the Insignia is set to continue its triumphant run in 2012 model year.
The newly developed 1.4 turbo ecoFLEX gasoline engine – in combination with six-speed manual transmission, and aerodynamic underbody paneling and size 225/50 R 17 low-rolling-resistance tires – is the most economical gasoline engine in the entire mid-size class segment.
The 2.0 turbo with direct injection in combination with the 4×4 all-wheel drive goes into the new model year with 30 hp higher outputs. It is available with six-speed manual transmission or automatic transmission. The engine delivers 185 kW/250 hp and maximum torque of 400 Nm (previously 350 Nm). Sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 7.5 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.
The new Insignia offers new infotainment systems Navi 600 and Navi 900 Europa which are far superior to the CD or DVD-based predecessor versions in terms of the scope of features offered. The Navi 900 Europa system offers a voice recognition and log book function – the latter with the option of separating private and business trips.
The new Insignia also offers further optimizations in the model year 2012 in terms of safety. The new Opel front camera, used for traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning to date, now also has the Following Distance Indication which constantly measures the distance to the car ahead in seconds. It is activated automatically from a speed of 40 km/h and helps the driver to avoid rear-end collisions and possible fines for tailgating.
For the interior, the new Insignia also offers enhanced comfort and additional elegance which is available on request with premium Nappa leather finish “Indian Night” which is distinguished by a combination of high-quality black leather with contrasting stitching in an elegant Cognac tone.
The 2012 model year Insignia comes with a prices starting at 23,330 euro (RRP incl. VAT).