Rüsselsheim– The first new Insignia – a Sports Tourer in Satin Steel Grey – rolled off the production line at the headquarter plant with the commencement of the production of Opel’s new flagship. This was done in the presence of Rüsselsheim’s Mayor Udo Bausch and Opel CEO Michael Lohschelle.

“Today is a good day for Rüsselsheim. We are looking forward to the new Insignia. It will provide us with new momentum thanks to its outstanding technologies and efficient engines. Thanks to the new Insignia and the future models that we will bring to Rüsselsheim, the plant can look forward to a good future as a location for the production of ultra-modern vehicles – both with efficient combustion engines and electrified drive,” said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller.

As already announced by the company, as of 2021 its Rüsselsheim plant will produce the new Opel Astra and a model for fellow Groupe PSA brand DS Automobiles in addition to the Opel Insignia. According to the information received the Astra and the DS Automobiles model will be based on Groupe PSA’s modern and electrifiable EMP2 platform.

We are pleased that the top-of-the-range Opel flagship will continue to be produced here. This improves the utilization of the plant and helps to secure highly qualified jobs in Rüsselsheim. The success of the transformation towards electromobility will be decisive for the future. We would like to continue to support the company with all our strength,” said Udo Bausch, Lord Mayor of Rüsselsheim am Main.

Some features of the Opel Insignia

The company has done everything to attract the new Opel Insignia, with now it is more modern, dynamic and competent than ever before.

It has been available since March for order in the Grand Sport, Sports Tourer and GSi (169kW/230hp, NEDC fuel consumption Grand Sport1: urban 9.1 l/100 km, extra-urban 5.8 l/100 km, combined 7.0 l/100 km, 161 g/km CO2)

The Grand Sport limousine in the Business Edition (for an entry-level price of €29,965) offer features such as comfort seats, air-conditioning & the Apple CarPlay. It also offers the 7-inch colour touchscreen along with Android Auto-compatible Multimedia Navi

The new Insignia is the first Opel model to offer to the customers the full LED systems that ensure optimum vision in the dark. For the safety of the passengers, there is an assistance system such as front collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking

The powertrain line-up starts using 90kW (122hp) 1.5-litre turbo diesel (fuel consumption, five-door, NEDC1: 5.0-4.5 l/100km urban; 4.0-3.3 l/100km extra-urban; 4.4- 3.8 l/100km, 115-99 g/km CO2 combined).

The Sports Tourer estate in the Business Edition trim with identical equipment and the engine can be bought with price starting at €30,940. The customers of the Insignia can also further reduce their fuel bill with an efficient engine that reduces CO2 emission.

Navdeep Nandre

Navdeep Nandre

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