The 2009 Opel Insignia made its official debut at the British Motor Show this week, where the company also announced the European prices for the car. The Insignia will go on sale by the end of the year at a price starting 22,700 euros for the 115 hp 1.6 ECOTEC version.
The car will be launched with a range of seven engines that meet Euro 5 emissions standards and are mated to six-speed transmissions.
For the gas engines, the output ranges from 115 hp for the four-cylinder unit to 260 hp for the six-cylinder. The three new 2.0-liter direct-injection diesels carry power outputs from 110 to 160 hp.
The 2009 Insignia will be available in four different variants: base, Edition, Sport and top-of-the-line Cosmo.
Opel has announced attractive pricing for its new top model, the Insignia, debuting today at the British International Motor Show 2008. Even though its technology and design solidly place the Insignia at the top of the mid-size class, its prices start at the bottom of the segment.
The entry-level model – the four-door sedan with the 115 hp 1.6 ECOTEC gasoline engine – costs just 22,700 euros. Compared to the competition, pricing for the diesels is also extremely reasonable in Germany, with the 110 hp 2.0 CDTI starting at 24,300 euros. Standard equipment is extensive, with the entry-level models boasting air conditioning, CD-radio, on-board computer, electric height adjustment for the driver’s seat, as well as ESP and traction control.
The Opel Insignia showcases bold, dynamic design and new technologies that provide even more safety, dynamics and ergonomics. At the same time, the Insignia offers a host of innovative features such as the camera system “Opel Eye”, which reads traffic signs and warns drivers when they veer out of their lane; the new-generation AFL headlamps that adjust to prevailing traffic conditions with nine different lighting functions; particularly back-friendly ergonomic sport seats and the heated windshield washer fluid “Hot Shot”.
The new Opel Insignia launches with an exceptionally broad range of seven engines that meet Euro 5 emissions standards and are mated to six-speed transmissions. The four gasoline engines range from the 115 hp four-cylinder unit to the six-cylinder with 260 hp. The three new 2.0-liter direct-injection diesels carry power outputs from 110 to 160 hp. All these engines are among the best or the best in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Insignia comes with the new FlexRide chassis and is available with front-wheel-drive and the all-wheel-drive system Adaptive 4X4.
In addition to the base version, the equipment variants Edition, Sport and top-of-the-line Cosmo are available. The new Insignia can be ordered now and will be at dealerships in Germany by the end of this year.
The renowned bähr & fess forecasts GmbH, a residual value forecast leader of Europe, predict particularly low depreciation for the Opel Insignia. The expected residual value of 60 percent after three years makes the Insignia especially interesting for leasing customers, as its value stability allows for attractive leasing rates.