The spy pics depicting the cabin design of the 2017 Opel Insignia reveal a touch-sensitive infotainment system, physical buttons for the audio system, and a few more buttons for the air conditioning. Compared to the too-busy dashboard of the outgoing Insignia, the second generation is bang on the money. The instrument cluster is lifted straight from the Opel Astra K and looks modern enough for most people.
Under the skin, the 2017 Opel Insignia and the 2018 Buick Regal employ the GM E2XX platform, which uses high-strength steel in its construction. Structural rigidity gains aside, the all-new E2XX architecture also promises to make the Insignia fitter than the current model. Look forward to a weight reduction of 140 kilos (300 lbs or so). In the oily bits department, four-cylinder turbo diesel and gasoline engines will have to do.
The 2017 Opel Insignia in sedan and station wagon forms will be built at the German manufacturer’s plant in Russelsheim. Opel will also launch a flagship SUV based on the second-generation Insignia by the decade’s end.