The 2018 Opel Insignia is a medium-sized luxury car designed and produced by the German automaker Opel. The Opel Insignia 2018 is sold under the Vauxhall brand in the UK and was manufactured in North America and China as the Buick Regal. Opel Insignia has launched in Australia and New Zealand under the Holden brand in 2015.
In Chile, the Opel Insignia was originally marketed as Chevrolet Vectra, but it is now sold as Opel Insignia. The Insignia made its debut in Australia in 2012 under the name of Opel. but was abandoned a year later after the withdrawal of the brand from the market. The Insignia is produced at the Opel plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
2018 Opel Insignia Concept
The concept Opel Insignia is a full-size luxury car (segment F in Europe) presented by the German car manufacturer Opel at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany in Germany. The 2018 Opel Insignia has a Corvette V8 engine with 344 horsepower. The Insignia Concept features a hydropneumatic suspension system, a pantograph-like mechanism for rear sliding doors and LED lighting technology.
In early 2005, Opel announced that this concept would not be built because it would be too cumbersome and costly. This vehicle, therefore, remained a pure conceptual study. However, this concept car inspired the 2015 Buick Avenir.
2018 Opel Insignia OPC
Opel unveiled the 2018 Insignia OPC, a high-performance variant of the Insignia. Like the previous Vectra OPC, it works with a 2.8-liter turbo V6. The improved engine makes 239 kilowatts (325 PS, 321 hp) and 435-newton meters (321 lb .ft). From this 435, 400-Newton meters (300 lb-ft) are available from 2000 revolutions per minute. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission and Saab’s active all-wheel drive (Haldex). The Insignia OPC is equipped with a modified MacPherson front suspension called HiPerStrut which reduces torque.
Also standard is an electronically limited for rear wheels and Opel FlexRide adaptive suspension, which has three parameters (OPC, sporting events and normal) differential slip. An OPC version of the Insignia Sports Tourer has also been presented and is currently on sale. In April 2011, Opel launched the Insignia OPC Unlimited, without a speed limiter.
Opel Insignia Engine
Since the launch, the logo has four petrol: 1.6L 115 hp (85 kW, 113 hp) 1.8 L 140 hp (103 kW, 138 hp), 2.0 L Turbo 220 hp (162 kW, 217 hp) and 2.8 L V6 with 260 PS (191 kW, 256 hp) – and three diesel engines (all Fiat / GM JTD engine derivatives) – every 2.0 liter 110 hp kW; 108 hp), 130 hp (96 hp) kW; 128 hp) and 160 hp (118 kW, 158 hp). In 2009, 1.6L ecoFLEX diesel engines and OPC versions were introduced.
Diesel engines available at launch include the 2.0 CDTI ecoFLEX (also with Start / Stop), with powers of 120 hp, 140 hp and 163 hp and the existing BiTurbo 195 PS. There is also a non-ecoFLEX engine with 130 PS which is only available with an automatic transmission. Gasoline engines include the existing Turbo 1.4 and 1.8 models (only in some markets) and the new 1.6 SIDI Turbo engine introduced in the Cascada and the new SIDI Turbo 2.0.
All engines come with a standard six-speed manual transmission, with an optional six-speed automatic on SIDI 1.6 and 2.0 turbo gasoline engines and 2.0 CDTI 163 PS and 195 PS diesel engines. All gasoline and diesel engines have a Start / Stop system except the 2.0 CDTI with 130 PS.
In September 2014, Opel presented its new generation of engines: a large diesel engine, starting with a 170 hp 400 Nm CDTI 2.0 engine, which is part of a new strategy in which Opel will introduce 17 new engines in one period from 2014 to 2018. The new engine was available from late 2014 / early 2015.