The 2018 Opel Insignia is a mid-range car produced by the Opel German car manufacturer since 2008, replacing the Opel Vectra. Opel Insignia was first revealed at the London Motor Show in the same year. In Continental Europe, it will be marketed under the Opel brand, in the United Kingdom traditionally under the Vauxhall brand and in China as Buick, while Holden plans to import to Australia and New Zealand.
The Opel Insignia was also the name for Opel’s 2003 concept, but it does not share anything with the new Insignia. The Insignia is the first car to produce with a camera coupled with a system for identifying traffic signs. The Insignia has won the prestigious title of the 2009 car, which is awarded by a panel of European motorists, where it defeated the Ford Fiesta by one point.
2018 Opel Insignia Concept
The 2018 Insignia Concept is a concept car unveiled by Opel in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show 2003 in Switzerland. It was created by designers Mark Adams and Malcom Ward. This concept features a hydropneumatic suspension system, a pantograph mechanism like for sliding rear doors, LED lighting technology and a Corvette V8 engine with 344 PS. In early 2005, it was announced by Opel that this concept car with innovative technologies cannot be built in series because too expensive. This vehicle remained a pure concept study but it inspired the Opel GTC Concept in 2007.
2018 Opel Insignia Features
The Insignia is about 20 cm longer than its predecessor, the Opel Vectra C and had to go more on the side of the old Opel Omega. In addition, the Insignia has four-wheel drive. The Insignia is all new diesel engines. Opel takes part in this model from the 1.9 CDTI and switches on its own 2.0 CDTI engines. Initially, a newly developed 2.9 V6 250 hp CDTI diesel engine would be available for the Insignia. The engine was developed by the Italian VMotori and would be introduced into several Cadillac models but was removed early. The engine would only come in the Saab 9-5, which, like the Insignia, is based on the Epsilon II base.
The Insignia, like its predecessors, is built in Rüsselsheim, Germany. In the US and China, the Insignia is sold under the name of Buick Regal. On November 17, 2008, it was announced that the Opel Insignia was voted Car of the Year 2009, defeated the Ford Fiesta and enjoyed the Volkswagen Golf.
2018 Opel Insignia Design
The 2018 Insignia Grand Sport was presented for the first time at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It is wider and 5.5 cm bigger (4.90 m for the sedan and 4.99 for the Break SportsTourer) than its predecessor, Insignia I. This increase in size reflects the brand’s determination to showcase itself in the road segment thanks to an endowment and a manufacturing quality that is in progress compared to the previous generation.
Insignia inspired by the Monza concept car, the Insignia II features the new stylistic codes of Opel, in particular the new black grille highlighting the logo with a chrome-plated rim. The headlights incorporate wing-shaped LED daytime running lights and an Intel Linux matrix lighting system that can be adapted to road and traffic variations. The design elements of the car, such as the mirrors, have been designed to minimize wind intake to reduce aerodynamic noise and fuel consumption.
On the inside, the instrument panel of the Insignia adopts a horizontal structure typical of Opel, in the spirit of the Astra. More modern, the interior offers equipment such as the head-up color display, an 8-inch touchscreen on high finishes as well as an induction smartphone charging system. In addition, Opel has focused on the work of AGR-certified seats to reduce fatigue during long journeys. This generation also benefits from a technological upgrade with the integration of safety equipment such as line crossing warning, adaptive cruise control, speed limit reading, blind spot monitoring and OnStar telematics system.
2018 Opel Insignia Engine
The new car is on sale in October 2008 with nine engines: 1.6-liter I4 petrol 115 hp, 1.8-liter I4 140 hp, 1.6-liter I4 turbo 180 hp, 2.0 l I4 a 220-hp direct-injection turbocharger and four 2.0-liter CDTi I4 diesel engines, three of which will feature a 110, 130 and 160 hp turbocharger, and one with two 190 horsepower turbochargers. The flagship of the model will feature a 2.8-liter gasoline engine with 260 hp V6 turbo.All engines meet strict Euro 5 emission standards and come with the six-speed manual and automatic gearboxes.
Insignia Sports Tourer
The Sports Tourer variant is 8 cm longer than the sedan variant (4.99 m), and has dimensions comparable to the top class vehicles such as the BMW 5 Series Break, the Audi A6 Avant, and the Mercedes E-Class Estate. The volume of the trunk behind them. Stylistic originality, the stern is connected to the front by a chromed rod that starts from the rear headlights and extends along the windows to the front cover. Resolutely original, the station wagon and the sedan are aimed at the high-end market of roads.
The Insignia Country Tourer
The Insignia Country Tourer is officially unveiled in April 2017, is based on the Sports Tourer model, it is distinguished by an increased ground clearance, with the addition of protective clogs and black wheel arches to create a baroude look. Although it can be equipped with an all-wheel-drive system with traction control, this version is limited to two-wheel drive on the basic engines for 2018 Opel Insignia model.