09 Insignia World Premiere.
The Insignia notch- and hatchback will debut July 22, 2008 at the London Motor Show and hit UK showrooms starting in November.
09 Insignia Size Comparison.
The Insignia is 21 cm longer and five cm wider than the Vectra it replaces, and comes with additional 35 mm wheelbase. Three models will be available, including the standard saloon, a hatchback and a wagon.
09 Insignia Special Feature.
Insignia comes with the latest generation AFL Adaptive Forward Lighting system. Nine different light beam settings automatically adjust themselves to cater to various driving conditions, simultaneously enhancing safety and driving excitement. Another new element on the AFL system is the LED daytime running lights, which consume considerably less energy than a conventional system featuring halogen lamps, thereby lowering CO2 emissions from 6 g/km to nearly zero.
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09 Insignia Drivetrain.
The Insignia is offered from the start with front-wheel and all-wheel drive. The "Adaptive 4X4" system's proactive, instantaneous torque distribution not only ensures optimal traction but also enhances driving stability and dynamic handling performance. In the all-wheel drive Insignia, the FlexRide mechatronic chassis system with its Adaptive Stability Technology helps the car adjust to prevailing driving conditions and allows the driver to select settings to match his mood. FlexRide is also available in the front-wheel version.
09 Insignia Engine Options.
Comes with a choice of three diesels or four gasoline-powered engines. The three new direct-injection diesels feature a displacement of 2.0 liter and outputs spanning from 110 to 160 hp. The four gasoline engines range from a four-cylinder 115 hp unit to a V6 with 260 hp.
Subsequently the Insignia engine line-up will be expanded with an EcoFLEX version offering very low CO2 emissions in addition to other, more powerful variants.
09 Insignia Emission & Transmission.
All available seven engines meet Euro 5 emissions standards and come with either manual or automatic six-speed transmissions.
The Insignia was developed at GM Europe's International Technical Development Center in Rüsselsheim, Germany, which also is home to its production. The Russelsheim facility is one of the most advanced car plants in the industry.
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