Opel insignia is a mid-size car that has all the apt features for a family car. The German
manufacturer Opel has provided some of the class-apart features to this car which makes it
significant enough for any region. Specifically, this first generation was launched in 2008 at
the British international motor show. It went on sale in October 2008. It comes in the
segment of a four-door saloon car that has spacious and performance-oriented features.
Opel Insignia: First generation
The centre of attraction of this car is its safety features such as variable light beam
distribution in width, direction, and range, gas discharge headlamps, Adaptive Forward
Lighting – bi-xenon. Apart from these, it also has static cornering light and Advanced Front-
Lighting System (AFS). Other than that the Opel eye system is capable of detecting road
markings and end wheel driving, hence keeps the driver safe and sound.
When it comes to design Insignia has a 4.83 m (190.2 in) length and a wheelbase of 2.73 m
(107.5 in). The variant that is known as the estate has longer trim which goes to .91 m
(193.3 in) on the same wheelbase.
Apart from that in 2009, Opel launched a model is known as Insignia OPC, which is a
performance-oriented upgrade in the same model. It is equipped with a 2.8 litre
turbocharged V6. The engine in this car is capable of producing 239 kW (325 PS; 321 hp)
and 435 NM (321 lb-ft). It comes with a six-speed manual transmission / six-speed
This was one of the models from Vauxhall that has gained numerous awards and accolades.
It has won approx fifty international and national awards in different countries. It was the
best car in different countries such as Austria, the United Kingdom, and Denmark. It was
voted2009 European Car of the Year, according to the German institute DEKRA it was the
car with the least number of flaws. The EuroNCAP provided this with a five-star rating.