The highly acclaimed Opel Insignia plans on getting even better for the 2012 model year. Or at least more fuel efficient. See, the 2012 model will be receiving a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine offering a la the Chevrolet Cruze, which is good for 140 horsepower.
The engine, coupled with an aerodynamic underbody, low-rolling resistance tires and Start/Stop technology makes the 2012 Opel Insignia the most fuel efficient mid-sized sedan in the European market, sipping just 5.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, or 41 miles per gallon. Yes, it needs 10.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph), which is by no means going to break any speed records. But the updated all-wheel-drive 2.0-liter turbocharged model thankfully sees a power boost, producing 250 horsepower and 400 Nm (295 lb.-ft.) of torque. 0-100 km. takes 7.5 seconds for the 2.0-liter turbo Insignia, and fuel consumption is still relatively low at 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers (28 MPG).
Additional upgrades to the Insignia include new Navi 600 and Navi 900 Europa infotainment systems, which store map data on SD cards, rather than DVDs. A fancy Infinity sound system is also available, as is an “Indian Night” Nappa leather finish and a two-tone “Luxor” blue/violent exterior paint coat.
The 2012 Insignia will start at 23,000 Euros for those interested in buying one. More details can be found in the press release below.