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Night-time driving is enhanced with an amber ambient lighting system for a unique touch. The instruments themselves are 'chronometer inspired', and the white-face dials appear to be easy to read with the contrasting black background and white lighting. The photos show amber lighting, however, which is what happens when the driver presses the sport button, changing the instrument cluster to match the ambient lighting in the cabin.
A number of space-saving design features have been implemented to maximize the room and comfort of the front-seat occupants. The e-brake has been tucked away to save space and the 'infotainment' center has been tipped back 30 degrees to improve visual flow with the rest of the center console, making the car feel more spacious.
Three new shots of the exterior of the car were revealed alongside the exterior, and aside from the Vauxhall badging, it looks identical to the Opel model revealed a month ago.
Original: Official images and details of Opel’s all-new Insignia sedan have finally been revealed and as predicted the car picks up a number of design cues from last year’s Opel GTC concept. There’s a lot of significance riding on this model because this is the car that will be sold in the U.S. as the next-gen Saturn Aura and it may even make it to other markets where GM cars are sold such as Australasia and South America.
The car replaces the current Vectra sedan and is set to go on sale in Europe this October. It will be available with five engines at launch. All meet Euro 5 emissions standards and come with either manual or automatic six-speed transmissions. The three petrol engines range from a four-cylinder 140hp unit to a V6 with 260hp. Two new 2.0L direct-injection diesel engines will be offered with power outputs of either 130hp or 160hp. In time, the Insignia engine lineup will be extended with an EcoFLEX version offering ultra-low CO2 emissions in addition to other, more powerful variants.
The car can seat five adults all up and is available in both hatchback and saloon variants. New features of the car include ambient lighting systems in the cabin and a new headlight design with nine different light beam settings that automatically adjust themselves to cater for various driving conditions.
The new Insignia is set to make its world debut on July 22 at the London Motor Show.
2009 GM Insignia interior reveal
2009 Opel Insignia