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2017 Opel Insignia B Sports Tourer Spied For the First Time Ever

In production at Opel’s plant in Russelsheim, the Insignia is due an all-new generation. While the sedan has been out testing for quite a while now, this is the first time the shutterbugs snapped the second-generation Insignia in Sports Tourer form.
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Our first look at the 2017 Opel / Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer reveals much more than just a more spacious alternative to the sedan version. If you look closely, you’ll spot that acres of white-and-black camo wrap hide faux panels designed to make the vehicle appear bulkier than it actually is. But when you remove those with the power of imagination, the all-new Insignia Sports Tourer reveals itself as a shooting brake-inspired station wagon.

Compared to direct competitors such as the Renault Talisman Sport Tourer, the Insignia clearly puts style above space on its list of priorities. Mind you, clever packaging could see it boast more cargo capacity than the current model. For reference, the 2016 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer prides itself on 530 liters with the rear seats up and 1,530 liters with them folded into the floor.

Expected to roll into dealer showrooms in 2017, the European division of General Motors will see that the second-generation Insignia Sports Tourer spawn a Country Tourer soft-roader, as well as a full-blooded OPC version. Regarding the latter, recent rumors suggest that the OPC-ified model will get a Drift Mode” function similar to that pioneered by the 2016 Ford Focus RS.

Expected to shed as much as 200 kilograms (440 pounds) due to the GM E2XX platform that underpins it, the family-oriented body style of the Insignia Sports Tourer is also expected to be adapted for the U.S. market. On this subject, the rumor mill is suggesting that the Buick brand will sell this thing in the United States for the 2018 model year as the Regal Wagon.

With the advent of the ninth-generation Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan, we also know that the GM E2XX platform can accommodate hybrid innards. Hence, hearsay in the mill implies that a hybrid and/or a plug-in hybrid variant of the Insignia B could make it into production.

 
 
 
 
 

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