Opel/Vauxhall unveiled today the facelifted Insignia and as expected, the new car made its debut with attractive interior and exterior styling but also new and powerful engines. Set to make its debut this autumn at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2014 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia Facelift comes with a redesigned front fascia featuring a wider and lower chromed grille, new headlamps with bi-xenon lamps including the safety lighting system AFL+ as an option, new lower front fascia inserts, new fog lamps that are combined with black inserts and chrome accents and new tail lamps with slim-look reverse functions.
The tail / stop functions of the split 2-piece tail lamps are executed as LEDs on all levels for sedan and hatchback. As we said, the interior was also upgraded and as a result we find a center console that has a completely new feeling of subtlety and refinement, black piano lacquer and chrome control panel drastically simplified with just a few buttons for the infotainment system and air conditioning.
The new infotainment system can be controlled via an 8-inch color display with touch operation. A new addition is the touchpad that is ergonomically integrated in the center console and offers a new way of quickly and intuitively accessing the infotainment system. The new Opel Insignia offers the choice between the three propulsion alternatives gasoline, diesel and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas); power output ranges from 81 kW/110 hp to 239 kW/325 hp.
The new Insignia 2.0 CDT comes with a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine delivering 88 kW/120 hp or 103 kW/140 hp. Both variants emit just 99 g/km CO2 (Sports Tourer: 104 g/km CO2), which means that the new Insignia is in the A+ efficiency class.
The four and five-door models with six-speed manual transmission and Start/Stop system have a fuel consumption of just 3.7 liters of fuel per 100 km in the combined cycle (Sports Tourer: 3.9 l/100 km). Moreover, the new diesel engine produces even more torque: 370 Nm (up from 320 Nm). The most powerful diesel engine is the 143 kW/195 hp 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI, featuring two stage turbo chargers that reach an impressive torque of 400 Nm.
Regarding the gasoline engines, we find the 2.0 SIDI Turbo with 184 kW/250 hp and 400 Nm maximum torque and the 1.6 SIDI Turbo with 125 kW/170 hp and 260 Nm, and even up to 280 Nm with overboost (SIDI = Spark Ignition DirectInjection). These engines can be bolted to a six-speed manual transmission and Start/Stop functionality. In addition to front-wheel-drive, the 2.0-liter SIDI Turbo is also available with all-wheel-drive.
For those who want even more fuel efficiency, Opel/Vauxhall offer the 103 kW/140 hp Insignia 1.4 LPG with maximum torque of 200 Nm. With fuel consumption of 7.6 l/100 km (Sports Tourer: 7.9 l/100 km) in the MVEG combined cycle and low CO2 emissions of 124 g/km (Sports Tourer: 129 g/km CO2), the Insignia LPG model is unrivalled in efficiency class A. Pricing starts at 24,325 euros in Germany and at £16,279 in the UK.