Opel to Showcase EcoFLEX Models at Geneva

The upcoming Geneva Motor Show will host an impressive number of new models, with several companies, including Mitsubishi, Fiat, Nissan and Cadillac already confirming their goodies for the show. GM's European brand Opel today announced the highlights of the Geneva Motor Show, with Opel Ampera to make its global debut and new Insignia to be displayed in three body styles and two new powertrains.

“Opel’s new extended-range electric vehicle, the Ampera will electrify the world when it is revealed in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Fair goers will be able to see for the first time how Opel works on providing today new solutions to mobility,” Opel said in a press statement, praising the features of the new Ampera.

But besides that, Opel plans to display no less than five ecoFLEX models, low-polluting models that are particularly focused on
fuel economy. In essence, they are mostly customized Opel models which now feature upgraded engines, capable of deliver much more fuel economy than the previous versions.

First of all, there's the Insignia ecoFLEX that delivers 160 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. Secondly, there's the new Zafira CNG Turbo, also know as the first turbo compressed CNG van on the market, that produces around 150 horsepower. Astra's 1.7 CDTI engine provides 13 percent less emission but also brings 20 more horsepower and 60 more Nm compared to the former 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX.

The Corsa 1.3 CDTI variant produces around 109g CO2/km while the new Opel Agila brings two engine configurations “that allow tax benefits in many European countries.”

In addition, Opel will also showcase three Insignia versions, sedan, hatchback and Sports Tourer, featuring two new powertrains: a 2.0-liter BiTurbo diesel with CleanTech combustion system and developing 190 hp plus a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo unit producing 180 hp.
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