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2012 Opel Insignia set to invade CAT A COE?

By SYF77 on 15 Aug 2011

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The Opel Insignia is entering the 2012 model year with some modest upgrades that include the broader availability of the 1.4-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged gasoline engines in more markets across Europe. The 1.4-litre Turbo petrol will replace the naturally aspirated 1.8-litre unit with the same output while a 250 bhp 2.0L turbo gasoline engine will find its way into the bonnet of the 4 wheel drive model.

The 1.4-litre Turbo ecoFLEX offers the Insignia a century sprint time of 10.9 seconds with a top speed of 205km/h while returning a combined fuel efficiency of 5.9L/100km and CO2 emissions of 134g/km. The 250 bhp 2.0-litre turbo accelerates the Insignia 4x4 from zero to 100km/h in 7.5 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. It consumes 8.9L/100 km on average with CO2 emissions of 209g/km.

For the new model year, Opel will also enhance the 220 bhp 2.0-litre Turbo Insignia with a start/stop system, aerodynamic underbody paneling and rolling-resistance-optimized tires. All these improvements will help reduce fuel consumption by 0.5 to 7.6 liters per 100km and CO2 emissions from 189g/km to 179g/km.

Throughout the range, the revised Insignia benefits from the new Navi 600 and Navi 900 Europa infotainment systems featuring SD cards and a revised front camera that adds a “Following Distance Indication” function to the traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning systems. New leather trims and a new dark metallic lacquer “Luxor" exterior color completes the update. The 2012 model year Opel Insignia will make its first public appearance at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. It would make good business sense if Auto Eurokars brings in the 1.4L Turbo Insignia.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Proton_neutron Aug 15 2011 11:51 AM
If I'm not wrong, Opel doesn't make the 6TIP gearbox for the 1.4Turbo Insignia.

ER-3682 Aug 15 2011 07:25 PM
P.A.P. should buy this car in white,turn the logo 90 degrees you will know what i meant.
SYF77 Aug 15 2011 08:07 PM
ER-3682: That's a good one!

Proteon_neutron: Yes, I think you are right.
Verve Aug 15 2011 09:04 PM
there is no market for opel cars in singapore, most people will buy a vw at the same price
Proton_neutron Aug 16 2011 11:38 AM
Opel will sell, if only they had a more competitive product, and a more compelling price tag.
Becool73 Aug 16 2011 04:41 PM
Sat in the car once. Very nice build and the interior has excellent ergonomics. But the price tag and the rumour of FC stopped me in my tracks to even go for a test drive.
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