Euro NCAP awards new Opel Insignia best possible safety rating

In its latest safety ratings published this month, Euro NCAP awarded the Insignia Grand Sport and Insignia Sports Tourer the maximum five stars. The Insignia is expected to become available in UAE, Jordan and Lebanon showrooms later in the year.

The all-new Opel flagship achieved high scores in each of the categories assessed - adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist.

Commenting on the new Insignia's crash test performance, Euro NCAP made special mention of two of the car's innovative safety systems in particular. The all-new active hood, which in a collision lifts up in milliseconds, thus increasing the distance to the engine and offering pedestrians improved protection, and the refined Automatic Emergency Braking system, which can detect pedestrians as well as other vehicles.

"The top marks from Euro NCAP demonstrate that the individual safety components of the new Insignia form a total system," says Managing Director Sales and Aftersales, Peter Küspert.

In addition to the active hood and Automatic Emergency Braking, the new Insignia impresses with many more ultra-modern assistance systems. These include but are not limited to Head Up Display, Adaptive Cruise Control with automatic emergency braking, Lane Keep Assist with automatic steering correction and IntelliLux LED adaptive headlights.

These are complemented by assistance systems that provide the Insignia driver with excellent all-round visibility, which really come into play in urban driving such as Opel's first 360°camera, rear view camera, rear cross traffic alert, and advanced park assist.

A host of further radar and camera-based automatic assistants complete the portfolio and make driving in the new Insignia even safer. These include established systems such as Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Following Distance Indication, and Forward Collision Alert.

Overall, the new Opel Insignia impresses with highly intelligent safety technologies and excellent value, making it a rival that even premium brand models have to reckon with.

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