Insignia and Mokka get new diesel engines
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.