Opel Insignia: Powerfully Sculpted Lines Give Opel Insignia its Dynamic Look

The design of the new Opel Insignia signals a paradigm shift for Opel by adding emotion back to the brand. Both the notch and hatchback of Opel's new car feature a flowing, muscular silhouette with a sporty roofline. The designers created a powerfully sculpted shape for the body and used the same design cues in the interior, giving the Insignia a premium feel. 2009 Opel Insignia 2009 Opel Insignia

Opel has a long successful tradition of building very aerodynamic cars. Just remember the spectacular 1990 Calibra and its Cd of 0.26. With a drag coefficient of 0.27, the Opel Insignia is more streamlined than competitors with underbody shields. The Insignia's fuel consumption and driving dynamics benefit from its sleek, flowing styling which was optimized during more than 650 hours in the wind tunnel.

In addition to its slipstream body shape and sporty roofline, the Opel Insignia boasts numerous details that were fine-tuned for even better aerodynamic performance. These include the front bumper corners, trunk lid spoiler edge, the exterior mirror's wing form and the profiled rear axle's lower control arm. The future ecoFLEX version designed to produce low CO2 emissions also will benefit from further developments.

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