Saturday 23 September 2017

Insignia and Mokka get new diesel engines

The 1.6 'Whisper' diesel Opel Mokka
The 1.6 'Whisper' diesel Opel Mokka
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Opel has unveiled two new engines - a 2-litre diesel in the Insignia and a 1.6-litre 'whisper' diesel in the Mokka (pictured on left).

They will be available in Irish versions of the car from April of this year.

The 2.0 CDTI, at 170bhp, is a 5pc impreovement on the old one and has 14pc more pulling power (torque).

With emissions at 114gm/km, road tax comes to €200.

The car has what they call a BlueInjection selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system which removes nitrogen oxide from the exhaust gases.

The Insignia with the new engine starts from €30,395 ex-works.

This engine will also be in the Zafira Tourer later in the year.

Meanwhile the 1.6 CDTI 'whisper' diesel is an all-aluminum four-cylinder that takes over from the 1.7CDTI in the Mokka.

It is already in the Zafira Tourer, Meriva and Astra (I've driven this and no doubt it is a smart engine).

The 136bhp powerplant gets its name for being so quiet but there is a lot of pulling power too.

With emissions of 109g/km, road tax is €190. Mokkas with this engine will cost from €25,245 ex-works.

And there is a new small 1.3CDTI (95hp) diesel in the Corsa. Emissions are as low as 82 g/km (€180 road tax).

The 5dr Corsa SE with this engine costs from €19,495 ex-works.

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