Aside from the slight differences in the face, the Opel Insignia stays unique from the Regal with its new line of engines. There’s even an LPG option in the powertrain lineup. Foremost, the new 2.0 CDTI diesel engine offered in the new Insignia comes in two flavors of power, 88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp, while both emit just 99 grams per kilometer of CO2, which places the engine in Europe’s A+ efficiency class. Opel says that when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and Start/Stop system, the Opel Insignia CDTI will consume just 3.7 liters of fuel per 100 km in the European combined cycle.
For those looking for a sportier diesel option, there’s the 143 kW/195 hp, 400 Nm/295 lb-ft 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI, which provides loads of punch off the line thanks to its twin-turbo setup.
Gasoline engine variants include a 2.0 SIDI Turbo with 184 kW/250 hp and 400 Nm maximum torque as well as the 1.6 SIDI Turbo from the newest engine generation with 125 kW/170 hp and 260 Nm, and even up to 280 Nm with overboost. Both can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission and Start/Stop functionality or with a new, low-friction six-speed automatic gearbox. In addition to front-wheel-drive, the 2.0-liter SIDI Turbo is also available with all-wheel-drive. Meanwhile, the LPG powertrain uses a 103 kW/140 hp 1.4L engine with 200 Nm/147 lb-ft of torque.
The new Opel Insignia also offers several active safety features, ranging from adaptive cruise control to side blind zone alert, and forward collision alert. There’s also the latest form of Opel IntelliLink present, utilizing an 8-inch touch-screen that’s front-and-center of the highly renovated interior.
The new Insignia will be available starting 21st of June as a four-door, five-door and Sports Tourer variant, with prices starting at 24,325 euros (£16,279 for the Vauxhall equivalent) for the four-door model (RRP incl. VAT in Germany).