2008 Opel Insignia review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 18 April 2008 , 10:04:18 byVeronica

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Opel Insignia

Not long ago, Opel specialists have launched the new Insignia. The styling of the new 4.83 meter five-seat model expresses clearly the strategy Opel has to make advanced technology and attractive design affordable. It has the roofline silhouette of a coupe. The shape of the body is accentuated by a distinctive radiator grille with a newly designed emblem. In terms of design we also have to mention a sweeping front and rear light wing signature and a blade side contour that begins directly behind the front wheel and glides through the entire side of the body. The interior is actually a reflection of the exterior as the engineers have used high quality materials. It promises exciting mobility. We can see the dashboard that wraps around from the instrument panel to the door in a very sophisticated way, embracing the occupants. There is also some red ambient lighting, which will be featured in future Opel models. Overall, the new model provides high standards in terms of ergonomics, comfort and safety. A new element on the AFL system is the LED daytime running lights, which consume less energy than a conventional system. It features halogen lamps and so, the CO2 emission level is very low reaching only 6 g/km. the new Opel Insignia combines incredible design with excellent driving dynamics and innovative technology. Even from the beginning, the model is being offered with front-wheel and all-wheel drive. In this last variant, the FlexRide mechatronic chassis system with its Adaptive Stability Technology helps the car adjust to prevailing driving conditions and allows the driver to select settings to match his mood. The Insignia will launch with an exceptionally broad range of seven engines. All meet Euro 5 emissions standards and come with either manual or automatic 6-speed transmissions. The four gasoline engines range from a 4-cylinder 115 horsepower unit to a V6 with 260 horsepower. The three new direct-injection diesels feature a displacement of 2.0-liter and outputs vary from 110 to 160 horsepower.