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Press release: Strong Performer: New Opel Insignia GSi with Advanced AWD

  • Sharper looks: Grand Sport and Sports Tourer with more dynamic appearance
  • Brightest: innovative IntelliLux LED® light with 168 LED elements
  • High efficiency: new engines with up to 18 per cent lower fuel consumption
  • Safety in reverse: new digital rear view camera and rear cross traffic alert

 

Rüsselsheim.  The new Opel Insignia offers buyers even sharper looks as well as further improved nighttime vision. Thanks to the refreshed design, Opel’s top-of-the-line-model has an even more powerful on-the-road presence. The extremely slim headlamps with pioneering LED technology make a major contribution. The new adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light now features 84 LED elements per headlamp. The headlamps react faster, with more precision than ever before, providing optimum vision for Insignia drivers without glare for oncoming or preceding traffic. With the new-generation IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light, the Opel flagship is unique in its market segment.

The flagship of the tradition-rich German brand features as GSi, Grand Sport and Sports Tourer newly developed, extra-efficient petrol and diesel engines. In addition, new low-friction gearboxes further reduce fuel consumption and at the same time increase comfort. An active full-face shutter further improves the new Insignia’s aerodynamics. Compared to its predecessor, NEDC fuel consumption is up to 18 per cent lower, while CO2 emissions are as low as around 99g/km. The new Insignia is therefore one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its segment.

The new edition of the Insignia also features numerous advanced technologies. The Grand Sport limousine and Sports Tourer estate offer for the first time a digital rear view camera. Combined with radar-based rear cross traffic alert, which warns of traffic approaching from the side, the system further increases safety. Numerous proven assistance systems, such as forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection and a head-up display, complete the portfolio. Insignia drivers and passengers enjoy good connections with the offer of excellent infotainment systems and colour touchscreens. The list of options includes e-Call and wireless charging for compatible smartphones in the centre console.

The Opel designers have further improved the Insignia’s high-quality interior. The ergonomically certified AGR seats with many comfort functions are now available in various fabric and leather upholsteries, as well as in Alcantara. For those who value comfort and a classic appearance, the Elegance and Ultimate equipment ranges are the perfect choice. The new Insignia GS Line, GS Line Plus and GSi will thrill enthusiastic drivers.

New engines and transmissions: frugal yet lively

With the new Insignia, Opel has reduced the complexity and at the same time improved the offer for the customer. While the predecessor had petrol and diesel engines from three different engine families, all new three and four-cylinder engines belong to a single new generation. The 1.5-liter diesel with 90kW (122hp) form the basis (see table for all consumption figures).

The three-cylinder units are up to 50 kilograms lighter than their predecessors in the previous model and are also used in the new Astra. Above them in the Insignia range currently are a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 128kW (174hp) and a 2.0 petrol engine with 147kW (200hp) and 169kW (230hp) in the case of the GSi. The 2.0-liter petrol units are also the first Opel engines with cylinder deactivation. Unless the driver needs high power, the variable camshaft control deactivates two cylinders and thus significantly reduces fuel consumption. Insignia customers get either a six-speed manual gearbox or eight or nine-speed automatic transmissions.

The new Insignia’s full-face active shutter further improves fuel efficiency by closing the top as well as the bottom of the grille. By combining thermal, electrical and aerodynamic considerations, intelligent control strategies for opening and closing the upper and lower portions of the grille can enable highly efficient driving under a variety of real-life conditions. The full-face shutter also delivers thermal advantages by delaying cooling down after switching off the engine, or by accelerating the engine warm-up after a cold start, which especially in winter provides significant benefits in fuel consumption and cabin heating comfort.

 

Insignia

2.0 Turbo

GSi 2.0Turbo

1.5 Diesel

1.5 Diesel

Power (kW/hp) @ rpm

147/200 @ 4,250-6,000

169/230 @ 5,000

90/122 @ 3,250

90/122 @ 3,250

Torque (Nm @ rpm)

350 @ 1,500-4,000

350 @ 1,500-4,000

300 @ 1,750-2,500

300 @ 1,750-2,500

Emissions

Euro 6d

Euro 6d

Euro 6d

Euro 6d

Transmission

AT9

AT9

MT6

AT8

Grand Sport NEDC1 fuel consumption (l/100 km)

Urban

Extra-urban

Combined

CO2 g/km

8.8 8.7

5.0-4.8

6.4-6.3

146-144

9.1

5.8

7.0

161

5.0-4.5

4.0-3.3

4.0-3.8

115-99

5.1-5.0

3.8-3.6

4.3-4.1

113-109

Sports Tourer NEDC1 fuel consumption (l/100 km)

Urban

Extra-urban

Combined

CO2 g/km

8.8-8.7

5.0-4.9

6.4-6.3

148-145

9.1

6.0

7.1

163

5.0-4.6

4.0-3.4

4.4-3.8

115-100

6.3-5.7

4.3-3.6

5.1-4.4

133-115

 

Insignia

2.0 Diesel

2.0 Diesel

Power (kW/hp) @ rpm

128/174
@ 3,500

128/174
@ 3,500

Torque (Nm @ rpm)

380 @
1,500-2,750

380 @
1,500-2,750

Emissions

Euro 6d

Euro 6d

Transmission

MT6

AT8

Grand Sport NEDC1 fuel consumption (l/100 km)

Urban

Extra-urban

Combined

CO2 g/km

5.6-5.3

4.0-3.4

4.6-4.1

121-108

5.6-5.5

4.0-3.6

4.6-4.3

121-112

Sports Tourer NEDC1 fuel consumption (l/100 km)

Urban

Extra-urban

Combined

CO2 g/km

5.6-5.5

4.0-3.4

4.6-4.1

121-108

5.6-5.5

4.0-3.6

4.6-4.3

121-113

 

Precise next-generation IntelliLux LED®: 168 LED elements

The new Opel Insignia will be equipped exclusively with full LED light systems. From highly energy-efficient LED headlamps to the new adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light, which features an industry-leading total of 168 LED elements, instead of the previous 32.

Two control units – one connected to the front camera and the other in the headlamp – adjust the main beam seamlessly in milliseconds. The high number of continuously reacting LED elements results in a seamless adaptation of the light beam. The illuminated area is larger than before; approaching or preceding traffic is “cut out” more precisely.

The range and direction of the light vary according to the driving situation and surroundings. The light functions range from curve and bad weather, to town, country roads and autobahn, as well as optimised light for parking. In particular, Opel has further improved the autobahn light of the newest IntelliLux LED®. In left turns, the light beam reaches further to the left, so that the driver can more easily see roadside signs. When turning right in autobahn mode, the light beam shines further to the right, in order to avoid glare for oncoming traffic.

The 84 LED elements line up in three rows in each ultra-slim headlamp, along with the curve light and dip beam module, as well as the characteristic LED daylight-running lamp underneath.

Bold, pure, elegant: attractive new front and rear design

“The new Insignia continues to build upon our Bold and Pure design execution”, said Opel’s Design Vice President, Mark Adams. “The new front end emphasizes Insignia’s elegant and sporty character by proportionally making everything feel lower, wider and executed with clear German attention to detail.”

The new chrome-edged radiator grille is wider and features prominent slats; the Opel logo in the middle of the chrome bar seems larger. The chrome bar itself stretches right and left to the LED daylight running lamps, which are now located at the bottom instead of the top of each headlamp. The Insignia appears lower and wider, also thanks to the air inlets with integrated fog lamps.

Clear lines also define the rear of the Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer. As already on the estate, the valence panel of the Grand Sport limousine will also feature two slots instead of round holes for the exhaust pipes.

The slim, horizontal lines of the design continue in the interior. Precisely placed chrome accents underline the stylish ambience.

Full range: new rear view camera, rear cross traffic alert and more

Typical of a flagship, the Opel Insignia will feature a full range of assistance and infotainment systems. A new digital rear view camera improves rearward vision. The optional rear cross traffic alert further increases safety when reversing out of parking spaces. The system uses radar sensors to detect objects 90 degrees to the left and right behind the Insignia, at distances of up to 20 metres. Warnings in the display and acoustic signals alert the driver. Additional assistance systems include:

  • Forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection
  • Lane keep assist
  • Side blind spot alert
  • Adaptive cruise control with emergency braking
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Advanced park assist
  • Head-up display, keeping the driver’s eyes on the road.

 

The portfolio of infotainment systems compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will extend from Multimedia Radio and Multimedia Navi to Multimedia Navi Pro. The top-of-the-line unit features numerous Connected Navigation services. With real-time traffic information, online map updates and predictive navigation, journeys are more relaxing. New symbols give the navigation display a fresher, more modern appearance. The same goes for the instruments. When e-Call is on board, deployment of the seatbelt tensioners or airbags triggers an automatic emergency call. Alternatively, simply pressing the red button summons help in seconds.

The new Insignia offers high comfort. Ergonomically certified AGR seats are optionally available for driver and front passenger. Compatible smartphones can charge wirelessly. The tailgate of the Sports Tourer opens and closes automatically with a movement of the foot under the sensors in the rear bumper.

 


[1] Fuel consumption and CO2-emission data given are preliminary and have been determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology, and the relevant values are translated back into NEDC to allow the comparability with other vehicles, according to regulations R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1153 and R (EU) No. 2017/1151. The preliminary values might differ from official final type approval data.

 

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  • Martin  Golka
    Martin Golka
    Group Manager International Product Communications
    Tel : +49 6142/69-21574
    Mobile : +49 151-17473954
    martin.golka@opel.com
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    Colin Yong
    Manager International Product Communications
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