Opel's new Opel Insignia is due to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and will be followed with an Irish debut later this year.

Opel says its flagship model gets a more attractive interior and exterior styling, taking the award-winning design philosophy "sculptural artistry meets German precision" to the next level.

New, powerful and ultra-efficient direct injection engines, such as the 2.0CDT1 99g/km Turbo diesel and the new-generation Turbo petrol unit, will expand the wide engine portfolio.

A host of chassis enhancements will ensure greater comfort.

A completely new infotainment system generation will integrate many smartphone functions into the car and can be operated intuitively and simply via a touchpad in the centre console.

Dave Sheeran, Managing Director, Opel Ireland, said: "The successful Insignia has already won over more than 8,000 Opel drivers in Ireland since it launched in 2009.

"The new Insignia will thrill even more – with a high-quality and sleek cockpit, intuitive operation of infotainment systems, exemplary powertrains and even more expressive design than before.

"Our flagship model is now even more sophisticated and eye-catching – but in the midst of all this elegance, we have not forgotten what it's all about: to offer drivers and passengers a comfortable and safe driving experience with state-of-the-art technologies at an attractive price."

The new Opel Insignia also offers a host of technology, safety and comfort highlights.

These include: state-of-the-art radar and camera-based assistance systems, ranging from adaptive cruise control to side- blind zone alert; forward collision alert and second-generation park assist; premium seats with the AGR seal of approval and the keyless entry and start system 'Open & Start'.