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2010 Opel Astra: Sporty with a Touch of Elegance

The new Opel Astra brings into the compact class its own interpretation of the brand’s award-winning design language of combining sculptural artistry with German precision first seen in the Insignia. Its strong sporty lines and elegant details add to a new handsome look. The exterior of the new generation Astra, which debuts in September at the IAA in Frankfurt, boasts a strong cab-forward, fluid silhouette. Inside, high quality materials and a total re-think of the design add to the excitement of driving a co

Insignia Park Assistant - The latest technology feature from Opel

Opel announces a new park assistance feature on the Insignia that puts an end to second-guessing on those coveted parking spaces. It is a perfect tool for car drivers who don’t have the courage to fill in a narrow spot. Or when it isn’t clear at first glance whether a car will fit or how to attempt a tough parallel park in the midst of hectic traffic. The Park Assistant makes parking a breeze: It finds spots into which the Insignia can nud

JMS Racelook Carstyling Corsa D

For the perfect driving performance JMS offers a H&R monotube coil over kit with 50mm/45mm lowering (euro 1069). Racing optics purely with one-piece Racing rims 8x18 and 215/35R18 tyre (euro 1499). With this combination no bodywork needed. The selection of styling elements for the Corsa D is rarely. Now JMS create a new Racelook front lip spoiler for this car (euro 209). The part is easy to fit in a short time on the original front bumper. Other parts like aerodynamic, exhausts, air fi

Real world testing proves GM/Opel HydroGen4 fuel cell vehicles viable

Six months into road testing of HydroGen4 vehicles in Berlin has shown the fourth generation of GM/Opel fuel cell cars are reliable and that the future of hydrogen mobility is viable, an Opel engineer told an audience of academic, government and industry professionals at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 24 (EVS 24). EVS 24, the world's premier conference on electric drive technologies, is being held in Stavanger, Norway. "The feedback from dr

2010 Opel Astra: The First Class Compact

Integrating German engineering excellence, fluid sculptural design and accessible innovative technologies, the new Opel Astra captures the philosophy which quickly made the Insignia Europe's best-selling mid-sized sedan. Opel's new compact will premiere September 17 in Frankfurt at the IAA as a dynamic five-door hatchback with elegant touches that profits from the best of Opel engineering for a thrilling driving experience. The next generation Astra brings many comfort and safety features to the compact class th

fahrmitgas.de presents custom autogas systems for opel insignia

fahrmitgas.de Presents Custom Autogas Systems for Opel Insignia

Good news for all owners of gasoline-powered Opel Insignia sedans or sports tourers: The new fahrmitgas.de autogas systems, developed in cooperation with Dutch world market leader Vialle, can cut fuel costs by half and simultaneously reduce CO2 emissions by some 12 percent.   In addition, fahrmitgas.de also upgrades the Insignia visually, with a striking 3D film kit, 20-inch light-alloy wheels and corresponding sport springs. fahrmi

insignia sportstourer by steinmetz

Insignia SportsTourer by STEINMETZ

After the world premiere of the Insignia 5-door by Steinmetz at the Essen Motor Show 2008, the duo was completed with the world premiere of the Insignia SportsTourer by Steinmetz at Tuning World Bodensee 2009. Components already available include the front spoiler, front grille, kit for lowering by approx. 25mm and the wheel/tyre combination in 20" with 245/35/R20. The 20-inch ST7 is available in polished black or white. For the roof of the Insignia SportsTourer by Steinmetz, a two-piece spoi

Opel Insignia OPC

The high performance version of the Car of the Year 2009 will be unveiled on May 7, when the Opel Insignia OPC premieres at the Barcelona Motor Show, ten years after the launch of the first OPC model (Opel Performance Center). The heart of the Insignia OPC is its 2.8 V6 Turbo engine. Derived from the powerful gasoline engine already available on the top-of-the-line Insignia, this version reaches an output of 239 kW/325 hp. The increase in power was obtained by a special engine development and

Opel Zafira 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX

Opel has improved the efficiency of its 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX model, reducing the carbon footprint on the Zafira seven-seater compact van by nearly nine percent to 139 g/km. This ultra-low emissions figure also means that it’s the most fuel efficient diesel seven-seat compact van on the market. Breaking the 140 g/km barrier also places the Zafira 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX below the tax bracket in many European states, such as France, the U.K. and the Nordic countries. The 1.7 liter diesel with 81 kW/1

Opel works with Royal College of Art students to design future mobility

In celebration of the 40th year of the UK’s Royal College of Art (RCA) Vehicle Design course, Opel is sponsoring a competition for students. Their task: Design what the future of Opel mobility might look like in 40 years. Some 19 students from 11 countries, including Germany, the UK, France, the Czech Republic, India and China are participating in the challenge. Students must identify the potential customer of tomorrow and use their profile

The new Opel Insignia – refined by Irmscher

The Opel Insignia is the company’s new flagship model. Insignia came onto the market on 22.11.2008 featuring a new name and the latest technical developments as well as boasting a level of equipment that set new standards in its class. Irmscher has been Opel’s partner within the sporty refined vehicles domain for 40 years and now proudly presents an extensive range of items for individualisation of the new Opel – the “Car of the Year 2009”. The frontal appearance is accentuated by the striking Irmscher

Opel Insignia wins esteemed red dot design award

The Opel Insignia has been recognized once again by an international expert jury for its outstanding design, winning the prestigious “red dot” award for product design. The international red dot design award – allotted since 1955 under the aegis of the Design Zentrum North Rhine Westphalia in Essen, Germany – ranks among the largest and most renowned design prizes in the world. It is granted to products by an international panel of design experts who base their criteria on degree of innovation, functiona