When Opel launched to the market the first generation of the Badge never ever imagine that you would return to the top of sales in the category of sedans average. So great has been the success of the saloon half of Opel few remember the maligned Vectra. In addition, it is not that you have just won the sedan version (4 or 5 doors) but the silhouette Sport Tourer (or family) is also among the most sold in the market.
With the second-generation Flagship, the brand have wanted to replicate the success of the first, and we are convinced that it will. The new model is larger, and light with a design more suggestive and elegant than the previous one. These qualities we can move no doubt to version Sport Tourer that has just be revealed now for the next Geneva motor show.
The Sport Tourer happens to measure 4,99 meters long in place of the 4,91 meters that measured previously. This growth has not translated into a greater weight, as it has managed to lose on average a 200 kilos. In addition, and as is usually normal in this type of changes, the ability inside the trunk has gone from the 1.530 liters of the previous model to the 1.640 liters, which provides the again (all this with the rear seats killed).
If we focus in its design, both the front and the side until the B-pillar is exactly the same as that in the sedan. Where it changes, something obvious, it is in the behind because you have to integrate the box to create the version Tourer. The fall of the roof makes the visual load of the model is reduced and pilots (matches between gate and body) horizontal stress a back that, you might say, it looks a bit like that Mazda has given to his 6 SW.
In relation to their range mechanics, Badge will share the same blocks both diesel and gasoline with its sedan brother. The main novelty is the introduction of a new automatic gearbox with 8 speeds and the possibility for customers to choose between traction at the front axle or to all four wheels. All of this will come dressed up in your gorgeous chassis FlexRide as in the previous model, will be the delight of the dads more dynamic.
To end it is to be mentioned that your technological equipment and safety will be, and the same goes with the range mechanics, shared with his brother range. Therefore, incorporate elements which are as novel as the OnStar system, headlights matrix Led and all of the attendees and aid the driving of the Flagship sedan. Its price will start at 30,000 euros and the first reservations may be made starting march 7.
Source – Opel
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