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Opel Insignia

Opel Insignia (Germany, 2003-present)

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The Opel Insignia is a large family car marketed since 2008. The Insignia is the successor to the Opel Vectra. In the UK it is sold as the Vauxhall Insignia and in North America and China as Buick Regal. In Chile, the Insignia is badged as Chevrolet Vectra.

Insignia is the first production car with a dual-function frontal camera with traffic sign recognition. In 2009 the Opel Insignia was voted European Car of the Year. It is available as 4-door sedan and 5-door station wagon. The vehicle has a front engine, front wheel drive layout and it is also available with four wheel drive.

In 2009 the Insignia OPC, a high-performance version of the Insignia was launched. It is powered by a 2.8 litre turbocharged V6 paired with a six-speed manual transmission and Saab's active all-wheel drive system.



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2013 Facelift

In 2013 the top model in the Opel lineup gets all-new styling inside and outside and a range of engines going from 99g/km of CO2 emissions with 120hp all the way up to 247hp.

At launch there are gasoline, diesel and LPG fuel options.

There are two tunes of the new 2.0-liter diesel with either 118hp or 138hp both with a six-speed manual and start/stop that emit 99g/km of CO2. They are both rated at 3.7l/100km for the sedan or 3.9l/100km for the Sports Tourer.

The other diesel option is the 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel with 192hp and 295lb-ft of torque.

The base engine is the 1.4 gasoline turbo with 138hp with stop/start.

The gasoline engines include the 2.0 SIDI Turbo with 247hp and 295lb-ft of torque and the 1.6 SIDI Turbo with 168hp and 192lb-ft of torque. They come with either a six-speed manual with start/stop or a six-speed automatic, and the 2.0-liter SIDI Turbo is available with all-wheel drive.

The 1.4 LPG engine has 138hp and 148lb-ft of torque.

The new design evolves the look of the previous version with a sleeker look. It still has the low and wide front intake for the chrome grill. It has been widened and lowered even further than before. The headlights get black trim with chrome accents and higher trim models get LED running lights and bi-xenon headlights. The fog lights are set low in the front bumper with chrome accents around them.

From the profile, the Insignia stays mostly the same with the L-shaped crease along the side, but there are big changes in the rear. The roofline gets a more coupe-like line and is blended more sleekly into the rear. The rear of the car is wider and lower than the previous gen and has a wide chrome strip that cuts into the LED taillights

Opel says that it focused on making the interior more intuitive for the new. There are fewer buttons for operating the infotainment system, and the other controls have been simplified. The infotainment system is now displayed on an 8in screen that controls the radio, smartphone and navigation. It is controlled by a touch panel near the gearshift with haptic feedback. It also accepts voice commands. For improved style, it gets piano black and chrome trim.



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Country Tourer

The Opel Insignia has a new top tier with the Country Tourer that gives higher ground clearance, all-wheel drive and three turbocharged engine options.

The Country Tourer builds off the current Sports Tourer but moves the car upmarket and more off-road friendly. It gets under-body guards in the front and rear, protective classing around the wheel arches and side sills and dual exhaust.

The Country Tourer comes with Haldex all-wheel drive using electronically controlled limited-slip differentials. The system can send power completely between the front and rear axles and back and forth at the rear axle. The system is sophisticated enough to send power to only three wheels if necessary. When no slip is detected, the system defaults to front-wheel drive to save fuel.

The engine options include the 2.0-liter SIDI, 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI and 2.0 CDTI. The 2.0 SIDI has 248hp and 295lb-ft of torque. The higher performance 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI has 192hp and 295lb-ft of torque. The lower performance 2.0 CDTI has 161hp and 258lb-ft of torque but can briefly be raised to 280lb-ft of torque with overboost.

The 2.0 BiTurbo SIDI and higher power 2.0 CDTI are available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI only comes with a six-speed automatic.

Aesthetic changes for the Country Tourer includes larger tires and a 20mm higher ride height. It gets a unique, wider and deeper grill with horizontal chrome bars. The headlights are tinted with embedded chrome accents with LED running lights, and the rear has LED brake and taillights.



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Opel entered the automobile business in 1899, selling Opel-Lutzmann cars, the first of them being the “Patent Motor Car”. Partnership between Opel and Lutzman was terminated in 1901 and Adam Opel’s son initiated a new contract with the French carmaker Darracq that allowed the German company to built Opel-Darracq cars. These cars received their chassis from Darracq and their bodies from Opel.

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