GM today unveiled the first shots of Insignia’s interior, to be more precise we are talking about the UK version of the Insignia.
The dashboard wraps around from the instrument panel to the door in a very sophisticated way, embracing the occupants. This wing theme will be echoed across all Opels. Red ambient lighting, which also will be featured in future Opel models, vibrate a warm, luxurious aura. A lot of emphasis too has been put into the seating, which set the highest standards in ergonomics, comfort and safety.
The 2009 Insignia will make its world debut in July at the London Motor Show and will go on sale in November.
The 2009 Insignia will be offered with five petrol units: 1.6-liter with 115 Hp; 1.8-liter with 140 Hp; 1.6-liter Turbo with 180 Hp; 2.0-liter Turbo with 200 Hp and 2.8-liter V6 Turbo with 260 Hp. The Insignia’s diesel engine range will include four units: 2.0-liter available with 110, 130 and 160 Hp and a top notch 2.9-liter V6 with 250 Hp.
In 2009 Opel will also add an OPC version that will be powered by a 2.8-liter V6 Turbo engine with an output of 300 hp.
The Insignia will be offered in the USA as the successor to the Saturn Aura.
After many spy shots of the future Insignia here are the first official images! The car will make its official debut in July at the London Motor Show and will go on sale in October.
Even if there are no official informations about engines, is supposed to be powered by either a 1.6 liter or a 2.0 liter turbo engine. A 2.8 liter V6 engine that produces 250 hp is also under consideration. Diesel versions will include 1.9 liter engine with output between 120 and 150 hp. The 1.9 liter engine is already used in the Saab 9-3 and the Cadillac BLS.
An OPC version will also be unveiled at a later date and will be powered by a 2.9 liter V6 diesel engine that delivers 300 hp.
Opel today released a new series of official spy shots of the 2009 Insignia (after the first ones launched by Vauxhall). Insignia will make its world debut in July at the London Motor Show. It will come to replace the Vectra which itself replaced the Ascona in 1988 and will be sold under the brands Vauxhall, Saturn and Opel.
The 2009 Insignia’s design will be inspired by the GTC concept unveiled last year at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Insignia family will be built at Opel’s home plant in Rüsselsheim, one of the most state-of-the-art automobile production facilities in the world.
Opel will unveil the 2009 Insignia at the London Motor Show in July. It will come to replace the Vectra which itself replaced the Ascona in 1988. It will be sold under the brands Vauxhall, Saturn and Opel.
"Dynamic performance is one of the Opel brand’s core values. In the new Opel Insignia, this defining characteristic is realized by sophisticated powertrain technology, active safety and the interface between driver and car. The Insignia’s level of comfort and environmental friendliness is unrivaled even among considerably more expensive competitors," says Alain Visser, Chief Marketing Officer, General Motors Europe.
The 2009 Insignia’s design will be inspired by the GTC concept unveiled last year at the Geneva Motor Show.
Opel was the first automaker to introduce the dynamic curve light and 90-degree cornering light with the innovative Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) to the mid-size class in 2003. In 2004, the dynamic curve light was presented in the compact class for the first time with the Opel Astra. Opel democratized this safety technology even further in 2006 when it offered the Meriva and Corsa with bi-halogen-based curve and cornering light for the first time in the compact vehicle segment. Opel has been a pioneer in automotive lighting technology for years, and now presents its next, even more intelligent AFL generation.
Opel’s next-generation range of mid-size cars promises a radical step forward. The new model family, which makes its world premiere at the London Motor Show in July 2008, sets technology and design standards for the Opel brand and mid-size segment. To lead off the proceedings, Opel today announced the new model’s name: Opel Insignia. The new Insignia family will be built at Opel’s home plant in Rüsselsheim, one of the most state-of-the-art automobile production facilities in the world.