The 2020 Opel Insignia is a is a mid-high-end mid-size model from Opel, which has been produced since 2008 in replacement of Vectra due to low sales. The Opel Insignia 2020 WILL officially presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. In the UK it is sold under the Vauxhall brand and a Buick Regal in China. There are plans to sell it in Australia and New Zealand under the Holden brand. The Insignia was voted the 2009 European Car of the Year by the European automotive press, beating the Ford Fiesta by only one vote of difference. There is also a model Insignia van, the Sports Tourer.
The 2020 Insignia is based on the platform GM Epsilon 2 and was built between 2008 and 2017 in three body versions. The second generation Insignia B is produced since the beginning of 2017 as sedan Grand Sport and Kombi Sports Tourer. In most European countries, the Insignia is available under the name Opel Insignia. In the United Kingdom, the Insignia 2020 also sold as a 2020 Vauxhall Insignia.
The vehicle is related to the fourth generation Chevrolet Malibu, presented in 2015 during the automotive exhibition in New York via the GM E2XX floor plate. The stylistics of the vehicle is derived from the Opel Monza concept car. In relation to the first generation of the model, the car was extended and received a longer wheelbase. The Insignia is a world car on a similar scale as its predecessor – on the North American and Chinese market it received the emblem of Buick and the British Vauxhall. The novelty is the role of the new Insignia in Australia and New Zealand, the model took hold in the local Holden brand, locally produced Commodore model together with related Calais by 2017 and will take its name while being the first imported model from outside Australia.
2020 Opel Insignia Features
As the first vehicle in the Opel range, the Insignia received an improved headlamp system in place of the previously installed in the Vectra AFL (bi-xenon with dynamic cornering light, static cornering lights own halogen reflector lamp with 90 ° beam angle and motorway light) also used special settings for specific driving conditions. The headlight units also received a daytime running light in LED technology.
Another novelty in this segment was the optionally available front camera. The so-called “Opel Eye” contains a lane departure warning system and traffic sign recognition, which recognizes certain traffic signs and displays them on the display. The system was developed by Opel together with Hella. The lane departure warning warns when leaving the lane unintentionally.
The adaptive all-wheel drive with the Haldex clutch is automatically active at vehicle startup to improve power transmission and, when traction is no longer needed on the rear axle, reduces fuel consumption by 90% of the torque to the front axle. Opel’s Flex Ride Premium suspension can be adjusted in Normal, Tour and Sports modes. The instrument illumination is white, when activating the sports mode it changes to red. For the first time, there was in an Opel also side airbags for the rear seats, for the front seats is a seat ventilation available.
2020 Opel Insignia Engine
The car is offered with three and four-cylinder engines and an 8-speed automatic transmission with torque converter. Optionally, the vehicle can be equipped with four-wheel drive and active FlexRide suspension. For the launch of the Opel Insignia, there were seven engines to choose from: four petrol and three diesel engines. All engines met the standard Euro 5 standard.
The drive on the Insignia 2020 takes place via the front wheels. The exceptions are the 2.8-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 191 kW (260 hp) and 239 kW (325 hp) and the since 2011 sold 2.0-liter turbo with 184 kW (250 hp), as standard have four-wheel drive. For the two most powerful 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 gasoline engines and the weakest 2020 Opel Insignia diesel engine.