- Mar 4, 2008
Is the C5 for sale yet and if so has sold well? How well do French vehicles sell outside France?jetsetter Your pics make it look better that the top ones but it has a hell of a job competing against that crowd of alternatives, C5 and Mondeo are both excellent vehicles.
General Motors today released the first interior photos of the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia's interior. The model pictured is the Vauxhall variant for the U.K., but the Opel version will look identical, only with the steering wheel on the left. Why is any of this important to those of us here in the United States? Simple ? the Insignia is slated to be sold as the new Saturn Aura next year.
The new Insignia will make its world debut at this July's London Motor Show. Up front, the Insignia ? which will replace the Vectra in Europe ? will sport a new front fascia which features a revised grille and sleeker headlights. New fog lights and air inlets will also be part of the package.
Out back, the Insignia will receive similar updates, including taillights true to Opel's previous teaser image.
The Insignia's new interior is quite handsome and looks to be influenced by the Chevrolet Malibu's twin-cockpit design. Thanks to a longer wheelbase and wider track, the interior will also be roomier than its predecessor.
Underhood, the Insignia will offer customers a range of gasoline and diesel powerplants. Gas engines will range in displacement from 1.6L to 2.8L, with the range-topper being a 2.8L V6 with 260 horsepower. Opel will also offer different versions of its 2.0L diesel unit, ranging in power from 110 horsepower to 160. There is also word that a 1.9L diesel with 180 horsepower and 2.9L V6 diesel could also join the lineup.
All engines will be mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Front wheel drive will be standard, but the Insignia will have an all-wheel drive option. Customers will also be able to choose between body styles ? a notch- or hatchback ? when the Insignia goes on sale in the UK this October.