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Opel / Vauxhall Insignia Facelift Full Details and Photos

The wait is finally over for fans of the Opel and Vauxhall flagship, as the facelifted 2013 Insignia has been revealed today ahead of its market debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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The first thing you will notice is that the styling has evolved. The front bumper, including the grille, has been modernized to make the Insignia look fresh. The headlights are also new and have that boomerang LED set at the top, just like the Astra. The rear bumper is made to look more sporty by bringing it down a bit, while the tailings have the same boomerang shape as the front LEDs.

The Insignia is a car that needs to be driven, so the major changes happen where you'll be spending most of your time. Gone are those big ugly buttons you got before, replaced by a sleeker layout and a modern 8-inch touchscreen display. You also get a mouse touchpad behind the gear shifter, which is a very nice touch.

The same changes have been applied to all three bodies available with the Insignia, so estate and liftback owners won't feel left out.

As for the engines, the petrol range starts with the new 1.6 SIDI Turbo, which has the usual 170 PS (125 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) or 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) with overboost. That should have plenty of power for you, but if that's not the case, than you can also have a new 2.0 SIDI Turbo engine rated at 250 PS (184 kW), which is available with 4x4.

The engine range also includes a 1.4 turbo engine, though it's not a petrol burner. The 140 PS unit with 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque is ideal for the penny pinchers, as it delivers combined economy of 7.6 l/100km.

As for the diesels, the cheapest model will be a 120 PS 2.0 CDTI. The same hit is also available with 140 PS (103 kW) and 370 Nm. But the ultimate diesels should Insignia is the 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI with 195 PS (143 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.

The new Insignia will be available for order in Germany starting on June 21st in four-, five-door and Sports Tourer versions. Prices will start at €24,325.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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