The new Opel Insignia and new Opel Meriva are in demand: on the market since fall 2013 and early 2014, both models are hugely popular. Since its introduction, over 115,000 orders have been received for the new edition of the Opel flagship. And the upgraded version of the Meriva flexibility champion has been ordered more than 50,000 times in just a few months. The vehicles are not only distinguished by their ultra-modern engine technologies and advanced infotainment systems, they also ensure that the driver and co-driver have an extremely comfortable journey. AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs) certified premium Opel ergonomic seats provide excellent long-distance travel seating and back comfort. Thanks to a range of adjustment functions, drivers can optimally adjust their seat so that even after hours of driving, they arrive at their destination rested and free of pain. But before such an advanced and back-friendly seating design makes it to series production, many developments steps are necessary. There is a good reason seat engineering accounts for around ten percent of the production costs of a car.
The sleek exterior design of the new Civic Tourer houses a spacious interior which delivers exceptional versatility and functionality. It features Honda’s innovative Magic Seat system and offers a class leading boot space of 624 litres with the rear seats in place, up to the window line. This expands to 1668 litres with the rear seats down and up to the roof.
Following the Midlands’ white-out last weekend, the only drifting that occurred in Leicestershire shortly afterwards was generated by a 6.2-litre, 431PS V8 behemoth as it burnt away the remaining snow at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground.
Officially known as the Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer, it’s part of the VXR8 range (which includes the saloon and Maloo pick-up) and is the UK’s largest estate car by load volume, as well as one of the world’s most powerful wagons.
At the Geneva Motorshow (March 7-17, 2013) Opel will introduce its all-new generation diesel engine, the 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC, in the Zafira Tourer. This new powertrain is the cleanest diesel engine in Opel’s history. Equipped with Opel’s “BlueInjection” SCR technology (selective catalytic reduction), it already meets the strict Euro 6 emissions limits.