WITH an excellent result of 35 points out of a maximum 37 and five stars for the adults occupant rating, the European traffic institution Euro NCAP has confirmed the safety of the new Opel Insignia.
The Insignia is also awarded four stars for child protection and two for pedestrian protection; the best ratings given so far in the large family car segment. This independent institute had earlier confirmed the high quality of the Insignia’s head rests for protection against whiplash.
“We designed, engineered and built the Insignia to be one of the safest cars on the road and the way it performed in the Euro NCAP tests confirms the relevance of our technical solutions,” says Hans Demant, managing director of Opel and vice president of Engineering for General Motors Europe.
The design of the Insignia’s body structure and occupant restraint systems is intended to meet all current and anticipated crash safety standards, not only in Europe but all around the world. The car thus offers optimal protection in all “real life” situations.
Beside a strong body structure, the safety equipment of the Opel Insignia includes 6 airbags, new active head restraints in the front and double belt tensioners for the front passengers. Looking at active safety equipment, the Insignia offers ABS with numerous assistance functions, traction control, new generation ESPPlus as well as Adaptive Brake Lights.
Furthermore, a selection of optional equipment can enhance stability and assist the driver, like Adaptive Forward Lighting Adaptive 4×4 or the Opel Eye camera system.
With its six airbags as standard, the Opel Insignia offers optimal protection.
• Two-stage front airbags. Together with the seat-belts pre-tensioners, the dual deployment of the front airbags ensure optimal protection in case of an accident. During a relatively mild impact of about 30 km/ hour only the first phase of the airbags are released. The second phase with full deployment will occur in case of a more severe frontal impact. .
• Thorax-Pelvis-Side airbags. These airbags are so positioned that passengers’ hips during side impact are also well protected.
• Head-curtain airbags on the roof rails cover the entire glass surface. The contour of the airbags moves so far inwardly that it also protects small passengers like children 12 years and older.
See Ennis Road Opel and Hinchy’s of Garryspillane for details of the Insignia and indeed, any Opel model.