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NEW OPEL INSIGNIA HIGH TECH/HIGH SPEC By Brian Foley

The new Opel Insignia comes in a comprehensive range of high tech and high spec. models, representing the epitome of German automotive engineering excellence that compares favourably to any of the so-called premium brands and at very attractive prices. Subtle styling changes are in the interests of cleaner aerodynamics, without losing the distinctive streamlined shape of the Insignia. All models drive very well on the road, as recently tested over a mixture of roads in dry and wet weather conditions. Travel comfort, generous interior space and a decent size boot are important family friendly features of the Insignia. The Insignia also features a host of new technologies

Diesel and Petrol Engines
The new 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine, which replaces the 130PS variant, has a power increase to 140PS. Fuel consumption falls to 3.7l/100km and CO2 emissions drop to 99g/km. The higher output 2.0 litre diesel engine gains 3PS to 163PS with no increase in fuel consumption or emissions.

An all-new generation 1.6 Turbo 170PS petrol engine, consuming just 139g/km CO2 is added to complete the petrol line-up with the already established 1.4 Turbo 140PS petrol unit, with fuel economy of 5.2 litres/100km (123g/km CO2).

Aerodynamics
The new Insignia has low Cd values of just below 0.25 and 0.28 for the Insignia hatchback and Sports Tourer respectively, which Opel claim are the most aerodynamic cars in their class – in the world !

State-of-the-Art IntelliLink
The unique IntelliLink infotainment system features two visual display screens and four modes of operation (8-inch colour touchscreen, steering wheel mounted controls, voice recognition and via a touchpad, which supports handwriting recognition and haptic feedback).

Sharper Exterior Styling
Styling changes include a new lower, wider front grille, reshaped headlights and new chrome decals in the lower front bumper. Front Fog lights change from a square shape to round, projector-style units.

High Spec
S has 16” Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, LED Daytime Running Lights and Taillights, Cruise Control with Speed Limiter, CD MP3 7-Speaker Stereo with 4.2” Colour Screen, USB & Aux-In Plugs and iPod Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Electric Height Adjustment & Lumbar Control on Drivers Seat, Remote Central Locking, Electric Front Windows and Heated Door Mirrors, Automatic Lighting Control, Electric Parking Brake with Hill Start Assist.

SC adds to S: RF900 Satellite Navigation System with 8” Colour Touchscreen, 3D Map Display and European Mapping, IntelliLink Apps System, Video Playback, Voice Activation, Bluetooth Mobile Phone System and Audio Streaming, Digital Audio Broadcast, Centre Console Touchpad with Handwriting Recognition, Audio & Trip Computer Controls on Steering Wheel, Climate Control with Rear Vents, Ultrasonic Alarm, Chrome Beltline, Shark Fin Antenna.

SE adds to SC: Half Cloth/Half Moroccana Upholstery, 18” Alloy Wheels, Rear Electric Windows, Automatic Wipers & Self-Dipping Rear View Mirrors, and Chrome Window Surrounds.

SRi Limited Edition adds to SC: Sports Seats & Upholstery, 18” Bi-Colour Alloy Wheels, OPC-Line Exterior Body kit (Bumper & Sill Extensions, Rear Spoiler), OPC-Line Interior (Flat-bottomed Sports Steering Wheel (with Gear change Paddles on Autos), Sports Gear knob, Dark Headlining), Front Fog lights, Rear Electric Windows, Dark Tint Rear Glass.

Elite adds to SE: Leather Upholstery, Heated Front Seats, Fully Electric Driver’s Seat with Memory, Xenon Adaptive Forward Lighting with Automatic Headlight Dipping and High-Pressure Headlight Washers, Dual Zone Climate Control with Humidity Sensor and Tinted Windscreen, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Front Fog lights, Electrically Folding Door Mirrors.

New Insignia MY2014 Price List (ex-delivery)
New Insignia 4-Door

S 1.4 Turbo S/S € 24,995
S 2.0CDTi (140PS) S/S € 26,995
S 2.0CDTi (130PS) Automatic € 29,995
SC 1.4 Turbo S/S € 26,795
SC 2.0CDTi (140PS) S/S € 28,995
SC 2.0CDTi (130PS) Automatic € 31,995
SC 2.0CDTi (163PS) S/S € 29,695
SC 2.0CDTi (163PS) Automatic € 32,695
SE 1.4i Turbo S/S € 28,495
SE 2.0CDTi (140PS) S/S € 30,495
SE 2.0CDTi (130PS) Automatic € 33,495
SE 2.0CDTi (163PS) S/S € 31,195
SE 2.0CDTi (163PS) Automatic € 34,195
Elite 1.6SIDI Turbo (170PS) € 33,495
Elite 1.6SIDI Turbo (170PS) Automatic € 36,495
Elite 2.0CDTi (140PS) S/S € 32,995
Elite 2.0CDTi (163PS) S/S € 33,695
Elite 2.0CDTi (163PS) Automatic € 36,695
Elite 2.0SIDI Turbo (250PS) € 39,995
Elite 2.0SIDI Turbo (250PS) Automatic € 42,995
SRi LE 2.0CDTi (140PS) S/S € 31,995
SRi LE 2.0CDTi (130PS) Automatic € 34,995
SRi LE 2.0CDTi (163PS) S/S € 32,695
SRi LE 2.0CDTi (163PS) Automatic € 35,695
OPC 2.8i 24v V6 Turbo 4x4 € 53,495
New Insignia 5-Door Pricing +€600
New Insignia Sports Tourer Pricing +€1,800