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High-Tech All-Wheel Drive with Opel Grandland Hybrid4, Opel Insignia and Opel Insignia GSi

(lifePR) (Rüsselsheim, )
  • Fun and safety in winter: Opel flagships with advanced four-wheel drive systems
  • Extra efficient: Opel Grandland Hybrid41 with up to 300 hp system power
  • Optimum AWD: Opel Insignia and Insignia GSi1 with torque vectoring
Opel has the ideal all-wheel drive cars for this year’s winter sports season: the new Opel Grandland Hybrid4 – the top-of-the-range SUV (WLTP fuel consumption1 1.3-1.2 l/100 km, COemissions 31-29 g/km; weighted, combined) – the Opel Insignia (WLTP fuel consumption1 6.7-5.7 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 175-149 g/km; weighted, combined) and the thoroughbred Opel Insignia GSi (WLTP fuel consumption1 8.8-7.9 l/100 km, COemissions 200-179 g/km; weighted, combined) not only make driving on ice and snow great fun; the state-of-the-art all-wheel drive systems of the Opel flagships also offer high safety. Opel customers can choose from an innovative electric AWD SUV or a limousine or Sports Tourer estate with torque vectoring AWD.

New Opel Grandland Hybrid4: The best of both worlds

The new Opel Grandland Hybrid4 combines the power of a 1.6 turbocharged petrol engine and two electric motors for a system power output of up to 221 kW (300 hp). The electric unit consists of two electric motors at the front and rear axles. The power of the front electric drive corresponds to 81 kW (110 hp) and that of the rear 83 kW (113 hp). The front electric motor transfers its power to the front wheels via an electrified eight-speed automatic transmission. The second electric motor and the differential are integrated in the rear axle, which turns the Grandland Hybrid4 into a permanent all-wheel drive vehicle with optimum traction. Also, the high torque of the electric motors is available right from the first squeeze of the accelerator, delivering optimum traction on slippery surfaces. The maximum speed of the electric plug-in hybrid is 235 km/h.

Four Grandland drive modes: Traction for the hills, efficiency for downtown

With the Opel Grandland Hybrid4, drivers can choose between four different driving modes depending on their preferences and requirements:
  • In “All-Wheel Drive” mode, the Grandland Hybrid4 is driven by the front and rear wheels.
  • The “Sport” mode combines the power of the combustion engine and the electric motor for an especially dynamic driving style.
  •  In “Electric” mode, the Grandland Hybrid4 is driven purely by electricity. In most cases drive is delivered by the rear electric motor, plus the front motor when the driver demands more power by pressing the accelerator. On kick-down, the combustion engine is temporarily additionally engaged for maximum power. The maximum speed when driven purely electrically is 135 km/h.
  • “Hybrid” mode focuses on optimising the vehicle's fuel consumption. Combustion engine and electric motor(s) operate together or alternately, depending on driving conditions and driving style.
Regenerative braking captures kinetic energy during deceleration that would otherwise be dissipated as heat. The customer can choose from two recuperation modes that turn the electric motors into generators, so that electrical energy can be returned to the 13.2 kWh battery and stored.

Opel Insignia GSi: Twinster AWD and FlexRide suspension

The Opel Insignia with 128 kW (174 hp) turbo-diesel and the ultra-dynamic Insignia GSi with 169 kW (230 hp) direct-injection petrol turbo feature state-of-the-art Twinster all-wheel drive with a rear drive module that uses a twin clutch system without differential. Torque goes to one or both of the rear wheels independently, enabling torque-vectoring capability across the car’s full performance range. When cornering, higher torque goes to the outside rear wheel. The Insignia as Grand Sport limousine and Sports Tourer estate therefore turn in with even more precision, reacting even more spontaneously to inputs from the driver.

The Opel Insignia with AWD comes as standard with mechatronic FlexRide adaptive suspension, which adapts shock absorbers and steering in fractions of a second. In addition, FlexRide changes the characteristic of the accelerator as well as the shift-points of the eight-speed (Insignia) or nine-speed (GSi) automatic transmission. The driver can choose between the driving modes “Standard”, “Tour”, “Sport” and – exclusively for the GSi – “Competition”. A double-press of the “ESP off” switch enables particularly skilled drivers to explore the outer limits of the Insignia GSi’s driving dynamics, unassisted by ESP. For an even more active driving experience, the nine-speed automatic transmission is operable via paddles on the steering wheel.

With its advanced Twinster all-wheel drive and FlexRide adaptive suspension, the Opel Insignia is at home on snow-covered mountain passes as well as on wintry country roads.

[1] The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures mentioned comply with the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). The WLTP replaces the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), which was the test procedure used previously.

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