Situation in SUV segment is very interesting. Nowadays, many new models are subject of rumors. Among others, we’ve heard about 2018 Opel Insignia SUV. With new crossover, battle for supremacy between German and Japanese carmakers continues. On the other side, we still don’t know how Opel can act in crossover class. So far, only one model caused attention, and it is Mokka X. Using Insignia name is clever, since last few models were very popular all over the world. However, SUV market is very demanding, so development of new vehicle must be careful.
2018 Opel Insignia SUV engine
When we talk about source of power for 2018 Opel Insignia SUV, we believe in three engines. Main option is I-diesel unit. Compact crossover, with this type of engine, can make 120 hp. Turbo-diesel variant will be in the market as second model. This 2.0-l drivetrain can make up to 140 horses and around 200 lb-ft of torque. At last, third engine could be liquefied petroleum gas model. Some rumors are informing about big output of over 250 hp. Highlight of upcoming segment will be its fuel economy. Many features will improve it. With some modifications, compact crossover could make 50 mpg.
2018 Opel Insignia SUV features
Many new and modern systems are installed in the 2018 Opel Insignia SUV. Safety is at top level, with traction and stability control. There are also blind spot warning and antilock brake system, which makes driving impression better. Infotainment system is IntelliLink, with Smartphone connectivity. Outside we expect latest Matrix LED headlights. Crossover will be built on E2XX platform. Well, this could increase the size of the vehicle, although designers are trying to make it smaller. Finally use of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum materials is increased, which makes new Insignia SUV lighter.
2018 Opel Insignia SUV release date
Release date of the 2018 Opel Insignia SUV will be somewhere during late next season. We are sure company will make presentation at some big car show. After release, crossover goes to UK and Australian market. Later, US buyers can get a copy for itself. Finally, SUV will face main competitor in Chevrolet Malibu.