750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

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    750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Opel Media Online
    2015-01-19

    - Anniversary car in Rüsselsheim plant is an arden blue OPC Sports Tourer
    - Latest technology further increases appeal of Opel flagship





    Rüsselsheim. A new chapter has been added to the success story of the Opel Insignia. The 750,000th car of Opel’s top-of-the-range model rolled off the assembly line at the Rüsselsheim plant. The final assembly team led by plant manager Axel Scheiben celebrated as an Insignia OPC Sports Tourer in OPC-exclusive arden blue made its appearance.

    The anniversary car is the top-of-the-line Insignia model. The 2.8-liter V6 turbocharged engine has 239 kW/325 hp and sends 435 Nm of torque to all four wheels. The station wagon accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds.

    Axel Scheiben says, “This is a special day for the entire team. We have every reason to be proud of the fact that we have already produced our successful Insignia model 750,000 times. Our team does an outstanding job day in, day out, manufacturing highly complex vehicles in top quality.” The Opel flagship is produced exclusively in the main plant in Rüsselsheim.

    Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann pointed out the importance of the Insignia for the entire company: “The Insignia is our flagship and thereby our brand’s figurehead. With this car, we show what we are capable of in terms of design, technology and quality. The Insignia has played a key role in getting Opel back on track.”

    The Opel Insignia, which won the prestigious 2009 European “Car of the Year” award one year after its introduction, has become even more popular since the second generation was brought to market in late summer 2013. To date, the new version has been ordered more than 155,000 times. Last year alone, Opel sold more than 100,000 Insignias – an increase of around 19 percent. This made the flagship the fourth most popular Opel model. “With this, the new Insignia provides further proof of the success of our model offensive,” says Dr. Neumann.

    Last year, Opel’s mid-size model was especially sought after in the UK, Germany and Spain, and achieved the largest percentage growth in the mid-size segment in Europe.

    The Insignia family comes in five variants – hatchback, notchback, Sports Tourer station wagon, Country Tourer station wagon and OPC. The most popular colors in Europe include graphite black and snow white.

    Insignia buyers can choose between gasoline, diesel or LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) propulsion. The entry-level version with a 140 hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine, Start/Stop and a low-friction six-speed manual transmission is already available from 24,515 euros in the well-equipped Business Edition.

    The Insignia is now also available with the new 2.0-liter high-tech diesel engine. The new, ultra-modern 170 hp, four-cylinder engine from Kaiserslautern impresses with its power, reduced fuel consumption, lower emissions as well as lower noise and vibration levels.

    The Insignia is poised to cause even more of a sensation internationally. Later this year, the Insignia OPC sedan will be exported to Australia and New Zealand as the Holden Insignia VXR. Furthermore, an additional Insignia variant will be produced in Rüsselsheim later this decade, and will then be sold as a new model from the GM brand Buick in the United States.

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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
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    The Insignia is poised to cause even more of a sensation internationally. Later this year, the Insignia OPC sedan will be exported to Australia and New Zealand as the Holden Insignia VXR. Furthermore, an additional Insignia variant will be produced in Rüsselsheim later this decade, and will then be sold as a new model from the GM brand Buick in the United States.
    That's interesting.

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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    That's interesting.
    Please please PLEASE be a Regal Coupe!





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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    I would think its a coupe over a wagon version.
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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    I'll take a (AWD) wagon before taking a coupe.

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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    Please please PLEASE be a Regal Coupe!





    Styled like that ^.
    As much as ilove the coupe version....I doubt it will be it...which is unfortunate

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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobaltss_King View Post
    I would think its a coupe over a wagon version.
    Europe already gets a "wagon" variant of Insignia.

    The press release quotes "additional Insignia variant" so you may well get a coupe.

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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Maybe a crossover ?
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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    I'd personally buy a wagon first, but think a coupe might make better business sense for the brand. Buick is trying to go younger. I am probably 20 years too old, and have coupes in my past, but not my future. Except for maybe a Corvette, but we were talking Buick.

    I don't know, though. A high-styled coupe might work, too. When I first saw the Enclave (2009?), it blew me away with the styling and the utility. It literally reeked of "unique". That is kind of what's needed for either option, in my mind. Otherwise, you have mediocre.

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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Quote Originally Posted by cbennie2 View Post
    As much as ilove the coupe version....I doubt it will be it...which is unfortunate
    I wonder if coupes will come back, 5 years from now this large, young unemployed generation will be, well, 5 years older and hopefully employed. Also young folks have kids later in life now, so this leave us with a very large demographic with some money and no kids. Possibly a resurgence for coupes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    Please please PLEASE be a Regal Coupe!
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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    That's interesting.
    No, it's not. Nick already told us about it. Coupe. Calibra.

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    Please please PLEASE be a Regal Coupe!
    We already know it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by cbennie2 View Post
    As much as ilove the coupe version....I doubt it will be it...which is unfortunate
    Wait for it.

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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    We already know it is.
    We do?
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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    That's interesting.
    Grand National?

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    Re: 750,000th Opel Insignia: Jubilee for the Successful Flagship

    I'm a big fan of the Insignia/Regal aesthetically, but I haven't gotten a chance to drive one. Too bad they don't sell the wagon here, because it would have been at the top of the shopping list when we bought my wife a new car last year.

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