Opel gives a first glimpse of the new Insignia. The new edition of the German brand’s flagship will premiere at the Brussels Motor Show from January 10-19, 2020 and offer buyers even sharper looks as well as further improved night-time vision.
Thanks to the refreshed design, the top-of-the-line-model has an even more powerful on-the-road presence. The extremely slim headlamps with pioneering LED technology make a major contribution. The new adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light now features 84 LED elements per headlamp. The headlamps react faster, with more precision than ever before, providing optimum vision for Insignia drivers without glare for oncoming or preceding traffic. With the new-generation IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light, the Opel flagship is unique in its market segment.
The new edition of the Insignia is packed with advanced technologies. The Grand Sport limousine and Sports Tourer estate offer for the first time a digital rear view camera. Combined with radar-based rear cross traffic alert, which warns of traffic approaching from the side, the system further increases safety. The portfolio is completed by numerous proven assistance systems such as forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection and a head-up display. Insignia drivers and passengers are well connected by the offer of excellent infotainment systems with colour touchscreens. The list of options includes e-Call and wireless charging for compatible smartphones in the centre console.
The new Opel Insignia will be even more efficient than before, thanks to lightweight engineering and all-new, highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. On its introduction in 2009, the first generation was elected “European Car Of The Year”. During the last ten years, almost 1.2 million units of both Insignia generations have rolled off the assembly line in Opel’s hometown of Rüsselsheim.
Precise next-generation IntelliLux LED®: 168 LED elements
The new Opel Insignia will be equipped exclusively with full LED light systems. From highly energy-efficient LED headlamps to the new adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light, which features an industry-leading total of 168 LED elements, instead of the previous 32.
The main beam is adjusted seamlessly in milliseconds by two control units – one connected to the front camera and the other in the headlamp. The high number of continuously reacting LED elements results in a seamless adaptation of the light beam. The illuminated area is larger than before, approaching or preceding traffic is “cut out” more precisely.
The range and direction of the light vary according to the driving situation and surroundings. The light functions range from curve and bad weather, to town, country roads and autobahn, as well as optimised light for parking. In particular, Opel has further improved the autobahn light of the newest IntelliLux LED®. In left turns, the light beam reaches further to the left, so that the driver can more easily see roadside signs. When turning right in autobahn mode, the light beam shines further to the right, in order to avoid glare for oncoming traffic.
The power of the new IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light system has been significantly increased. The 84 LED elements are arranged in three rows in each ultra-slim headlamp, along with the curve light and dip beam module, as well as the characteristic LED daylight running lamp underneath.
Bold, pure, elegant: attractive new front and rear design
The new chrome-edged radiator grille is wider and features prominent slats; the Opel logo in the middle of the chrome bar seems larger. The chrome bar itself stretches right and left to the LED daylight running lamps, which are now located at the bottom instead of the top of each headlamp. The Insignia appears lower and wider, also thanks to the air inlets with integrated fog lamps.
The rear of the Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer is also defined by clear lines. As already on the estate, the valence panel of the Grand Sport limousine will also feature two slots instead of round holes for the exhaust pipes.
The slim, horizontal lines of the design continue in the interior. Precisely placed chrome accents underline the stylish ambience.