2013 Opel Insignia facelift review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 15 June 2013 , 13:06:09 byVeronica

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Opel Insignia facelift

Opel / Vauxhall have officially revealed the facelift version of their new 2013 Insignia lineup. According to the carmaker, it will have its official debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The top model features more attractive interior and exterior styling. To expand the portfolio, the engineers have offered new powerful and ultra-efficient direct injection engines like the two new-generation Turbo gasoline units and the 99 g Turbo diesel. These minor emissions put the 2.0-liter unit in the A+ efficiency class. The engines produce 120 horsepower and 140 horsepower respectively and use a manual 6-speed transmission to transfer all this output to the wheels.

This is why Opel Insignia 2.0-liter CDTi is the most fuel efficient diesel car in the class. There are a lot of chassis enhancements that ensure higher agility and comfort. There is a completely new infotainment system generation available for the Insignia. This actually integrates many smart phone functions into the car and can be operated intuitively and simply via a touch pad in the center console. The top model can be purchased from Germany starting with the 21st of June as a four doors and five doors and Sports Tourer variant. Prices will start from EUR24.325.

The driver can control the newest generation infotainment system over newly voice commands. The advanced voice recognition function can be activated by the simple push of a button on the steering wheel controls and can also process more than one command at a time. Opel engineers made a host of improvements to the chassis including to the dampers, stabilizers and steering, resulting in decreased noise and vibration behavior and even higher comfort. The new model offers the choice between the three propulsion alternatives gasoline, diesel and Liquefied Petroleum Gas. The output ranges from 110 horsepower and 325 horsepower.