2018 Opel Insignia is a passenger car model from Opel. Opel Insignia is added to the middle class and has been sold since autumn 2008. Opel Insignia replaced the Vectra produced by summer 2008, with the change of the model, the production of the Vectra based signum was also discontinued in summer 2008. The Buick Regal, released in autumn 2009, is identical to the Insignia. On the same platform GM Epsilon 2, the Chevrolet Malibu and the Saab 9-5 II are based on a variant of the platform with a longer wheelbase, the slightly larger Buick LaCrosse of the second generation, the South Korean Alpheon as well as the Chevrolet Impala and the Cadillac XTS. Until January 18, 2017, the model was orderable, the last vehicle rolled off the band in April. The successor Insignia B was introduced on 26 June 2017.
2018 Opel Insignia Features
2018 Insignia also received an improved headlamp system (AFL+), which also replaces the existing AFL specific settings. The headlight units were also equipped with daytime running lights in LED technology. Another novelty in this segment was the optionally available “Opel Eye” tracking assist, which also recognizes certain traffic signs and displays on the display. In addition, the car warns of unintentionally leaving the track.
The adaptive all-wheel drive with the Haldex clutch is automatically activated when the vehicle is started, in order to improve the transmission of power and, when no traction is needed on the rear axle, to reduce the consumption, 90% of the torque to the front axle. Opel’s FlexRide Premium suspension is available in Normal, Tour and Sports modes. The instrument lighting is white; when the sports mode is activated, it changes to red. For the first time in an Opel, there were also side airbags for the rear seats, for the front seats a seat ventilation is available.
2018 Opel Insignia Engine
There were seven engines to choose from: Opel and three diesel engines. All 2018 Insignia engines are equipped with the Euro 5 standard as standard. The drive at the Insignia is via the front wheels. The exceptions are the 2.8-liter turbocharged petrol engines with 191 kW (260 hp) and 239 kW (325 hp) as well as the 2.0-liter turbo with 184 kW (250 hp) since 2011 as standard over all-wheel drive. With the two strongest types of diesel, both drive concepts were available. The six-speed automatic transmission was offered for all engines except for the 1.4, 1.6 and 1.8-liter ottomotors as well as the weakest diesel engine.
In the spring of 2009, two further engine variants were introduced with a 1.6-liter turbocharger with 132 kW (180 hp) and a 2.0-CDTI twin turbo diesel with 140 kW (190 hp). Also planned was a 2.9 V6 CDTI diesel with 550 Nm of torque and a power output of 191 kW (260 hp). On the occasion of the press release of the 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel in March 2009, however, Opel officials announced that the launch of the V6 diesel would be postponed indefinitely. Also, the 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel was not as planned in the summer of 2009, but only since December 2011 available. The 2-liter engine was developed in cooperation with Fiat.
An ecoFLEX version of the 2.0-liter diesel extended the Insignia engine range in 2009. With a modified aerodynamics and engine control, the 2.0-liter CDTI with 160 hp model achieves CO 2 emissions of less than 140 g / km, equivalent to 5.0 liters of diesel per 100 km.
The 2018 OPC variant with a 2.8-liter V6 turbocharged engine offers a power of 239 kW (325 hp) and a maximum torque of 435 N.m and was available since summer 2009. Since April 2011, Opel has offered the so-called Unlimited version, which does not include a limitation of the top speed and reaches as a stepback model with manual transmission up to 270 km/h.
In the spring of 2012, a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel for the Insignia entered the range, delivering 143 kW (195 hp) at a maximum torque of 400 N.m. This engine is a further development of the 118 kW model. The consumption is indicated with 4.9 liters of diesel per 100 km. This engine was offered in all model variants and was also available in combination with all-wheel drive and automatic.
2018 Opel Insignia Market
The predecessor Opel Vectra C sold comparatively badly and was clearly in the German market behind VW Passat, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, BMW 3er and Škoda Octavia with a market share of 3.6% to the sixth place in its class fallen behind. After even speculating about a substitute attitude of the Vectra, the 2018 Opel Insignia regarded as the great hope of Opels to resume sales.