2014 Opel Insignia To Debut At Frankfurt Motor Show
2014 Opel Insignia will celebrate its world debut at the 65th Frankfurt Motor Show in mid September. The exclusive model will offer its customers even more attractive interior and exterior styling.
Furthermore, the car will include new and more powerful ultra-efficient direct injection engines – namely the two new-generation Turbo gasoline units and the 99 g Turbo diesel. They will expand the engine choices that are currently being offered. As a matter of fact, both variants (the 88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp) consume just 3.7 liters of fuel per 100 km in the combined cycle. This makes the new 2014 Opel Insignia 2.0 CDTI is the most fuel efficient diesel car in its class.
In addition, chassis improvements now contribute towards better agility and comfort. The new infotainment system on the other hand integrates many smartphone functions into the car and can be operated via a touchpad in the center console.
Three criteria were on the spotlight during the improvement of the cockpit. It had to be clear, simple and to deliver intuitive operation. In addition, the goals were to offer the occupants comfort and safety. The center console is now refined and it includes a range of new technologies and functions.
As stated already, the new infotainment generation in the Insignia can be now manipulated via eight-inch touchpad. Through it the driver accesses all functions and sub-menus. In addition, the infotainment system can be controlled via clearly laid-out steering wheel controls as well as voice commands.
What is more, the new Opel Insignia now includes refreshments in terms of powertrain and chassis. For instance, the enhancements to the chassis include modifications on the dampers, stabilizers and steering, resulting in decreased noise and higher comfort.
On the other hand, the engine choice has been expanded via the introduction of three propulsion alternatives: gasoline, diesel and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). In particular, the new Insignia 2.0 CDTI generates 88 kW (120 hp) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque or 103 kW (140 hp) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque (depending on the model), and in addition it emits only 99 g/km of CO2.
Next, the top of the range diesel unit is the 143 kW (195 hp) 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI one. The high-performance diesel with sequential, two stage turbo chargers generates torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). It also delivers direct responsiveness and great propulsion power across a broad rpm range.
Moreover, the gasoline engines offered for this Opel model are the two turbo direct injection units: the 2.0 SIDI Turbo with 184 kW (250 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) maximum torque as well as the 1.6 SIDI Turbo from the newest engine generation with 125 kW (170 hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft).
The most economical unit in the range however is the 103 kW (140 hp) 1.4 LPG one. It generates maximum torque of 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) and has a fuel consumption of 7.6 l/100 km and low CO2 emissions of 124 g/km.
To go further into details, the exterior design of this Opel now includes low-and-wide front graphic to visually pronounce its wide stance. The high-gloss chrome grille is wider and lower and the brand bar that cradles the Opel logo is leaner and features winglets that link the eye to the re-designed headlamps.
The latter come with bi-xenon lamps including the safety lighting system AFL+. In addition, they are made in high gloss black with embedded chrome accents. The up-level headlamps feature a wing signature daytime running light with energy-saving LEDs.
Moreover, the lower front fascia inserts are designed to appear slim and wide. This further emphasizes the upper grille size. The fog lamps on the other hand are combined with wide black inserts and chrome accents.
Observed from side, the new Insignia features new unique tailgates and integrated spoiler design. The roofline reaches the spoiler trailing edge thus highlighting the classic coupe silhouette.
At the rear the new Insignia includes wider and lower proportions. Here, the high-gloss chrome brand bar is positioned lower on the tailgate and features Opel's logo. It extends into the tail lamps to include the slim-look reverse functions.
2014 Opel Insignia will be offered as a four-door, five-door and Sports Tourer variant; prices begin at 24,325 euros with first orders starting from 21st of June.