1 Sep 2012
GM’s German-arm Opel launched in Australia in September 2012 with an initial line-up of three vehicles. The Insignia mid-size sedan and wagon range was the flagship of the line-up and was available in base or Select specifications and the choice of either a 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel.
A six-speed automatic transmission was standard and the Insignia was pitched against European rivals like the Volkswagen Passat as well as cars like the Honda Accord Euro.
The petrol Insignia had a 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.8 seconds while the diesel was a little slower with 9.6 seconds.
A go-fast 239kW OPC edition with all-wheel drive and a V6 engine was released in February 2013 at the same time as the Astra and Corsa OPC hot hatches.
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Opel 2013 Insignia OPC
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Opel 2012 Insignia Select sedan
Suave and speedy, this Insignia Select 2.0T is a surprisingly sweet package
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Opel 2012 Insignia Select Sports Tourer
The stylish Insignia Sports Tourer is a top alternative to family and premium wagons
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