The 500,000th Opel Insignia is exit chain of assembly plant in Rüsselsheim, in Germany, at a ceremony chaired by the Director of the factory Axel Scheiben. The vehicle in question is an Insignia Sports Tourer equipped white of the new engine recently launched the 2.0 CDTI BiTurbo (power 143 kW/195 HP, torque 400 Nm).
“We are all in this plant, very proud to live this event. Since the launch of the Insignia in October 2008, our teams are an excellent job. From the beginning, we knew that the Opel Insignia would be a real success. I am delighted that the 500.000th Insignia with the 2. 0 l BiTurbo Diesel engine. which was launched recently and has already received very positive feedback.” explained Axel Scheiben.
Insignia 2.0 CDTI BiTurbo: dual sequential turbo and double exchanger.
In addition to its system of sequential turbo with two turbos of different sizes, the Opel Insignia 2.0 CDTI BiTurbo is the first vehicle to be equipped with a system of double intercooler with two completely separate cooling circuits. Through its sequential double system turbo two-stage supercharger, the Insignia has an engine offering both power, revivals and consistency when accelerating. This is particularly true on the Insignia Sports Tourer front-wheel drive when it is equipped with the manual six-speed and the Start/Stop, which can cross the 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 228 km/h. If performance are high, the fuel consumption remains reasonable to 5.4 l / 100 km with 134 g/km CO2 emissions.
Outside the block 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI, Insignia family offers three other Diesel engines that can be declined in several combinations of transmissions. The gas blocks, the new 1.4 Turbo ecoFLEX (103 kW/140 HP) was one of the more sober of the segment with a consumption of just 5.7 l / 100 km and 134 g/km of CO2 emissions.
The success story of the Insignia
Since its launch in 2008, the Insignia has won more than 50 national and international awards including the prestigious title of “Car of the year 2009“. In terms of reliability, the Opel Insignia recently ranked the best of the cars on the segment of the range vehicles average (September 2011) by the technical control of vehicles of occasion GTU body. In addition, the Opel Insignia has won a great victory in the Dekra 2012 survey of vehicles of occasion, and for the second time in a row. The car ranks first place in its segment by showing the lowest failure rate. Praise from automotive specialists are reflected in the demand of the customers. It is the Russia which is currently the highest score. In 2011, about 150,000 Insignia sold in Europe. The United Kingdom and the Germany are always the most important markets, with respectively 46,000 and 26,000 units.
On all in Rüsselsheim, about 40% are the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer, 40% of sedans five doors and the other 20% of the sedans four doors.
Rüsselsheim: State of the art plant
The State of the art plant in Rüsselsheim came into production in January 2002. It is home to the only plant General Motors of Europe able to assemble vehicles from two different categories on a single assembly line: in this case, compact vehicles and sedans average range.
Rüsselsheim produced 60 vehicles per hour or 860 per day, which include both Insignia body shop five door hatchback, four-door or break Sports Tourer as the five Astra doors. The Assembly line requires therefore a high degree of flexibility. 770 Fully automated robots of the line have been programmed to distinguish between different models. They are able to treat some 9,000 different parts used to build the Opel Insignia. About 3,000 workers in two shifts work in this factory that is one of the automobile plants of the world.sources: OPEL Inc.