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07 Dec 2017

Economic Wonder: Opel Insignia with Best-in-Class Total Cost of Ownership

Economic Wonder: Opel Insignia with Best-in-Class Total Cost of Ownership

  • High savings potential: Exemplary economical TCO values per kilometre
  • High-class equipment: Business Edition with numerous extras as standard
  • Wildly popular: Already many awards for new Opel flagship generation


Rüsselsheim.  The new Opel Insignia is the economic wonder in the mid-size class. The Opel flagship impresses as much with its sporty style, premium comfort and top technologies as it does with its cost-effectiveness. Customers benefit from a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for the Insignia than for comparable competitors in the high-volume and premium segment. This makes the Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer particularly attractive for both private and fleet customers.

Business Edition: Top equipment at special price

Especially the Business trim levels offer high comfort and a host of technologies as standard in a complete package for an extremely attractive price. The Insignia Business Edition already comes with features such as the Navi 900 IntelliLink infotainment system and integrated navigation as well as the AGR-certified (Campaign for Healthier Backs) ergonomic seat. This abundance of equipment is one of the reasons for the Insignia’s high resale value.

But many other factors also ensure that the Opel flagship pays off more than the competitors in its segment: thanks to ultra-modern production methods and high-class materials the Insignia achieves an outstanding level of quality, which is important for a long life cycle with stable residual values. In addition, clever engineering, efficient propulsion systems, innovative technologies and assistance systems make driving safer. This all results in favourable insurance ratings, low servicing and repair costs as well as reduced fuel costs.

As Turbo diesel or Turbo petrol unit: The Insignia pays off

According to current calculations and based on current prices (more information below) the total cost of ownership for the Insignia Grand Sport Business Edition with a 100 kW/136 hp 1.6-liter Turbo diesel (NEDC fuel consumption with Start/Stop and six-speed manual transmission: urban 5.11 l/100 km, extra-urban 3.9[1] l/100 km, combined 4.31 l/100 km, 1141 g/km CO2) is an extremely economical €0.35 per kilometre driven. It’s a similar situation with the identically motorised and equipped Insignia Sports Tourer (NEDC fuel consumption with Start/Stop and six-speed manual transmission: urban 5.3 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.1 l/100 km, combined 4.5 l/100 km, 119 g/km CO2): the correspondingly calculated total cost of ownership is just under €0.38 per kilometre driven. The Insignia Sports Tourer Business Edition with the 2.0-litre Turbo diesel with 125 kW/170 hp (NEDC fuel consumption with Start/Stop and six-speed manual transmission: urban 6.9 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.3 l/100 km, combined 5.3 l/100 km, 139 g/km CO2) also impresses with exemplary TCO values which are currently only €0.38 per kilometre driven on the afore-mentioned basis – compared to almost €0.42 for the closest comparable competitor.

But it’s not just the Opel Insignia diesel variants, the petrol models also pay off in terms of total cost of ownership: the Business Edition with the 121 kW/165 hp 1.5-litre Turbo ECOTEC unit (NEDC fuel consumption with Start/Stop and six-speed manual transmission: urban 7.5-7.3 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.9-4.8 l/100 km, combined 5.8-5.7 l/100 km, 133-130 g/km CO2) also boasts high economy with the Grand Sport just under €0.43 and the Sports Tourer just under €0.44 per kilometre.

The total cost of ownership is calculated from the costs for maintenance[2], insurance, fuel consumption (official fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle NEDC according to Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 and Regulation (EC) No 692/2008 in the applicable versions[3]) and taxes as well as the expected depreciation after three years and 90,000 kilometres (diesel vehicles) or five years and 100,000 kilometres (petrol vehicles). The basis for this is the data provided by the independent organisation Audatex Cost-of-Ownership Solutions in the autumn of 2017, as well as the current GDV insurance classifications on The fuel prices used in the calculation were obtained from (status October 2017: petrol - €1.374/litre, diesel - €1.188/litre), published in ams autokauf in the autumn of 2017. The residual values are based on the prognoses of Bähr & Fess Forecasts.

Simply superb: The Opel flagship impresses

The Opel Insignia thus offers an attractive overall package that wins over customers and experts alike. Even though the youngest generation of Opel’s flagship has been on Europe’s roads for just a few months, it has already received a number of awards. These include the “Golden Steering Wheel” 2017 in Poland (Auto Swiat) and Slovenia (Auto Bild) as well as “Best Car 2017” (Fleet Cars & Vans, Fleet Auto Premium) in Poland and “Fleet News of the Year” (FLEET Magazine) in the Czech Republic.


[1] With low-rolling-resistance tires.

[2] In accordance with Opel time specifications and Opel recommended retail price for spare parts and operating agents.

[3]For vehicles with values determined according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) and recalculated in NEDC: According to Regulation (EC) No. 715/2007, Regulation (EU) No. 2017/1153 and Regulation (EU) No. 2017/1151 in the applicable versions.


Further information about official fuel consumption, official specific CO2 emissions and consumption of electric energy can be found in the “guideline about fuel consumption, CO2 Emissions and electric energy consumption of new passenger cars” ('Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen') in German language, which is available free of charge at any point of sales and at DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Helmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern. 



Martin Golka
Group Manager International Product Communications
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Mobile: +49 151 17 47 39 54

Colin Yong
Assistant Manager International Product Communications
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Mobile: +49 (0) 1511-7-47 396 5


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