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2017-02-06


- Spacious: 100 liters more trunk space compared to predecessor, kicking motion opens power tailgate
- Fun: Convincing driving dynamics, all-wheel drive with torque vectoring
- Impressive: Consistent dynamic line following example of the Monza Concept
- Protective: With Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and more
- Bright: Latest generation Opel IntelliLux LED® matrix light turn night into day
- Connected: IntelliLink infotainment on Opel OnStar with hotel booking and parking information
- Cozy: Heated windshield, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats
- Coming soon: World premiere in Geneva this March, order books open in February



Rüsselsheim. The all-new Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is in extremely good shape. It follows the sporty example set by a large coupé, is uncompromisingly spacious and offers exemplary safety just like a true flagship should. The second generation Insignia impresses with its breathtaking lines, a trunk volume that has been increased to 1,640 liters – over 100 liters more than the outgoing model – and high-tech solutions ranging from the trendsetting Opel IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights and ultra-modern driver assistance systems to the cool head-up display. In addition, the Insignia comes with Opel-typical first-class connectivity with smartphone integration which now offers a new Opel OnStar feature – the Personal Assistant which allows Insignia occupants to book hotel rooms and search for parking via an OnStar Advisor. The new flagship is also the first car made in Rüsselsheim available with an eight-speed automatic transmission, a 360° camera and intelligent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring. The new Opel Insignia Sports Tourer will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7 and order books will open in February.

The new Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is up to 200 kilograms lighter than the outgoing model – depending on powertrain and trim. This was mainly made possible by the use of lightweight materials and efficient packaging. Combined with the lower seating position of the driver it results in a noticeable increase in driving dynamics – never before has a large station wagon from Rüsselsheim been so agile.

“Our new flagship is packed with ‘high-tech’ for everyone, with affordable technologies that make driving safer and more comfortable. Then there is the interior space! Whether for business or recreation, the new Insignia Sports Tourer meets just about every kind of transport requirement. In other words, it is the spaceship from Rüsselsheim! Finally, the driving experience – really dynamic! The car is much leaner than before and features the newest generation FlexRide chassis,” said Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann.


Full press release: http://media.opel.com/media/intl/en/opel/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/intl/en/2017/opel/02-06-new-insgnia-sports-tourer.html








 

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That car is stunning, in a clean, crisp, manner. And, novel idea, still uses a gear shifter:clap:
 

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Great looking car! And really glad to know a cello will fit!

Slight Mazda vibe to the front, but not a direct ripoff....
 

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The first wagon I see that looks much better than the sedan
 

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I love the simplicity of this IP. Less buttons, less confusion. Nice and clean.
Based on my experience with first Generation Mylink by Chevrolet, GM simply has the best infotainment interface out there. Plus their voice recognition technology is damn great, even for first generation. Works very seamlessly.
 

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Looks are OK, but it just doesn't have the Use fullness of my Yukin Denali or my wife's Acadia. The facts are, except for a few in the North East and North West, the Wagon market is non exciting in the USA.
 

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Not if they raise the ride height , make it an AWD Outback like vehicle and it will sell as SUV/CUV alternative.
Toyota and Chrysler tried this (Venza/Pacifica), and you could maybe make a case for Honda too (Crosstour). None of them sold well. I wish there was an option like a wagon as I'd buy one (I'm a former wagon owner) but the market says "we don't want them" in the US.
 

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That brown interior is gorgeous.

Doesn't have the orange or yellowish tint to it as seen in other "brown" GMNA vehicles. Hopefully this interior makes it over the pond.
 

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For a comparison point, 1640 liters of cargo capacity is identical to the 2nd gen CTS wagon, with rear seats down. 1640 liters translates to 58 cu ft. Will be interesting to see what the "seat up" figure will be - CTS wagon had 25.4 cu ft.
 

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For a comparison point, 1640 liters of cargo capacity is identical to the 2nd gen CTS wagon, with rear seats down. 1640 liters translates to 58 cu ft. Will be interesting to see what the "seat up" figure will be - CTS wagon had 25.4 cu ft.
Not easy to compare European-North American car volumes - not as simple as the arithmetic conversion from litres-cuft - different methods are used, ie different size standard boxes.
 
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