Opel Raises Production Number on the New Insignia

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German manufacturer Opel has announced that it will increase production to its latest model, the Opel Insignia, an action taken in order to keep up with the demand for the new model. The number of cars the German plant in Ruesselsheim has to produce is about 800 Opel Insignia models per day, a significant increase from the just over 600 number that was previously in plan, Reuters reported.

Opel are determined to reach a production number of 1000 cars per day, so they also increased the number of shifts with and additional 4 eight hour ones. Competing with models like the Ford Mondeo and the Citroen C5, the Opel Insignia has just won the prestigious European Car of the Year Award and is quite popular among consumers.

According to a study made by the car manufacturers association ACEA it shows that European car sales have dropped 25.8, another result of the economical crisis. While the Insignia is getting more units, the Astra and the Corsa face a more unpleasant fate as a production cut is in plan for the models manufactured in Bochum and Eisenach.

The classy Insignia first revealed during the 2008 London Motor Show is the best example of Opel's commitment to deliver affordable style and performance packages. With a design inspired by the GTC concept and a planned release of seven engines, the Insignia has certainly found a niche. The vehicle is packed with "smart" equipment such as the Adaptive 4X4 optimum-torque distribution system, Adaptive Front lighting, FlexRide chassis and a myriad of traction control and safe breaking elements. Power output ranges from 115 hp to 260 hp, the last being available only with the choice of a V6. All engines are clean and fuel efficient and comply with Euro 5 emission regulations.
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