Opel Insignia Struts Its Goods At British Motor Show

Written by tonks on July 24, 2008

Opel InsigniaEarlier this year we were told that the Opel Insignia would be arriving at dealerships in October. The newlw designed car has captured the eyes of many consumers who hae already gotten a chance to see it up close – but now those attending the British Motor Show will get their look. The Insignia will be replacing the Vectra.

The all new Insignia is sleeker due to the fact that it is obvious the design was slightly taken from the GTC concept. The old V-bar has been taken out in favor of a wider grille, complimented by a pair of intake ducts and the new Vauxhall logo. “Smart” headlights feature daytime running lamps standard and there will be an option for LED lighting on higher-spec models.

Power is provided by a choice of three diesels or four gasoline-powered engines, with the former producing anywhere between 110 hp to 160 hp, and the latter putting out 115 hp from the standard four-cylinder or 260 hp from the range-topping V6. Power is channeled to either the front or all four wheels through a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. A VXR model is likely to be revealed sometime next year.

The Insignia is 21 cm longer and five cm wider than the Vectra it replaces, and legroom shouldn’t be an issue since the Insignia gets an additional 35 mm tacked onto its wheelbase. Three models will be available, including the standard saloon (above), a hatchback and a wagon.

Posted Under: Cool Cars,Opel

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