After three years of construction, Opel has revised the current Insignia. The look of the mid-range model, which is still on a GM platform, has only been carefully modernized. The biggest changes came under the sheet metal – in the assistance systems and safety equipment. The Insignia Facelift can already be ordered. Prices start at 31,790 euros for the sedan, the station wagon is available from 32,790 euros. The top model Insignia GSi with 230 PS costs at least 49,725 euros.
New LED headlights
The modernized Insignia is particularly recognizable by the new LED headlights with the hook-shaped illuminated signature that was inspired by the new Corsa. The modern headlights should not only look good, but they should also illuminate the street much better. Even the basic lighting has LED technology. The top headlights, which are subject to a surcharge, come with 168 individual LED elements and, according to Opel, are said to outshine the direct competition. For comparison: In the previous Insignia, there were only 32 elements. In the future, the headlights should better adapt the light cone to the respective driving situation.
The grille grows a bit in width and receives a new grille. In the future, it will no longer be divided by wing-shaped chrome clips, but by completely straight trim strips. The front apron was also subtly modified by the designers. The indicated air intakes and the fog lights will form a single unit in the future. The only change at the rear is that the sedan now also has narrow and rectangular tailpipe trims. The interior design remains unaffected by the facelift. Smartphones can now be charged inductively while the navigation system receives new graphics and the top version works with real-time traffic information. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also on board.
Opel increases the number of assistants
Opel has significantly increased the scope of safety equipment in the Insignia. A new digital reversing camera with better resolution will help when parking in the future. It can be combined with the optional reversing assistant, which uses sensors to scan the surroundings behind the Insignia and warn of obstacles within a 20-meter radius. The price list includes a front collision warning, an emergency brake assistant, a traffic sign recognition, an automatic parking assistant and a completely new head-up display. With the station wagon, the sensor-controlled tailgate can be opened with a one-foot movement.
Basic Insignia gets Astra three-cylinder
Opel attests the lifted Insignia to a completely new and simplified range of drives that consistently meets the Euro 6d emissions standard. For the time being, there is only one diesel engine in the price list. The compression-ignition engine is the 1.5-liter, 122-hp turbo triple-cylinder, which is already known from the Astra facelift and is coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. Opel will later add a four-cylinder diesel with a displacement of two liters. However, the performance values of the large compression-ignition engine have not yet been published. The base petrol will also only have three pots in the future and comes from the portfolio of their little brother Astra.
The 145 hp and 236 Nm of torque of the 1.4-liter engine are also transmitted to the front wheels via a manual six-speed gearbox. Above that is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, which develops 200 HP and 350 Newton meters in the normal Insignia and always works with an automatic nine-speed system. The same motor-gear combination is also used in the top model Insignia GSi. With the facelift, however, its output drops by 30 to 230 hp. Also, the Sport Insignia loses 50 Nm of torque.