2012 Opel Insignia unveiled image

After an image of a restyled Insignia appeared on the internet, the car was considered to be the facelift of the current generation, but Opel decided to bring some light to this case and it launched details about the new version of Vectra’s replacement.

As we can see from the picture the exterior design has remained untouched, except from the Luxor metallic paint and the new wheels. Other changes include two new infotainment systems, “Indian Night” Nappa leather seats, and improved front camera with Forward Collision Alert.

Being part of the new “eco-friendly” car generation, the “new” Insignia has some significant changes under the hood too, and the manufacturer is announcing improved performance and fuel efficiency.

The 1.8 liter engine is replaced by a smaller 1.4 ecoFLEX which produces 138 HP and 200 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission and featuring a start/stop system, power steering, aerodynamic underbody and 17 inch wheels. 5.7 l / 100km is the fuel consumption of the new engine which emits 134 g/km of CO2. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint lasts 10.9 seconds and its top speed is 105 km/h (128 mph).

Opel has improved its 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, which is now developing 248 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, 30 HP and 50 Nm more, connected to a six-speed manual transmission. The 2.0 liter powered car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and it is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Fuel consumption has also been improved, 8.4 l/100 km in a combined cycle and 197 g/km CO2 emissions.

Prices of the “new” Opel Insignia haven’t been announced yet but the entry-level is expected to be around 20.000 euros.