2017 Opel Insignia B Rendered Based on Latest Buick Design

2017 Opel Insignia B 3 photos
Photo: RM Design
2017 Opel Insignia B rendering2017 Opel Insignia B rendering
Last month, Buick unveiled an all-new LaCrosse sedan for the Chinese car market, and it's about to be showcased this week at the Shanghai Auto Show. Even though it's already been presented in America a year ago, the design of the car captured the imagination of the people who want to see the new Opel Insignia.
The design of Buick and Opel products in now virtually the same. The updated version of the Encore crossover presented in New York featured the same features as the Mokka X launched in Europe. The decision is well founded, as some of the designs Buick has come up with over the years have been garish and too ostentatious.

So there is a really good chance that the Insignia B may end up looking like what we see in these renderings made by RM Design.

We can only hope that it will look this good because even though the current Insignia is decent, the segment is filled with interesting cars. People who like French stuff have lots of great things to say about the Renault Talisman while the German fans prefer the Passat and its big engines.

Already, the German company has started chit-chatting about the all-new flagship sedan that it's about to launch. We'll get all the features of the award-winning Astra K plus extras.

The new Insignia is going to be based on the same platform as the Astra, the new Chevy Cruze sedan that you can't buy in Europe, and the Volt. That's going to make it lighter and more nimble.

With about 200 kilograms less weight, the Insignia B will tip-toe. We weren't so sure a couple of years ago, but due to the new emission regulations, Opel is pretty much guaranteed to stick to 1.6-liter engines. Thanks to the latest injection systems, they don't feel gutless, even though they might not have the same punch as before. The chances of another OPC versions look very slim, as this is not a priority for the German automaker.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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