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2017 Opel Insignia Spied With Halogen Headlights & LED Taillights

Sold as a Vauxhall (or Opel or Holden) since 2008, the Insignia is one of the oldest models in the compact executive segment.
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Its American equivalent, the Buick Regal, is similarly old, but everything is about to change for the better as soon as the Paris Motor Show in October. That said, the European arm of General Motors has been busy testing the all-new Insignia for the better part of a year now.

This time around, the spy photographers caught the 2017 Opel Insignia on its home turf in Germany, complete with halogen headlights. They don’t look exactly great, don’t they? But then again, the optional IntelliLux LED lamps will wash away the sins of these halogen units. For a price, that is.

At the hind, the pre-production prototype boasts LED taillights. In the case of the Opel Astra K, the LED-accented boomerang-shaped light signature isn’t available for entry-level models because the Opel Astra comes with bulbs as standard. My gut tells me the same will apply for the Insignia, despite the fact that it’s a segment above the Astra K.

As for the profile, only camouflage foil is hiding the lines of the 2017 Opel Insignia. We can also see that the second-generation Insignia is taking some design cues from the Opel Monza Concept revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, even if they are toned down a little bit.

The all-new Opel Insignia will come in two body styles: the 5-door hatchback, as seen in this set of spy photos, and the Sports Tourer station wagon, which is rumored to debut next year in Geneva. The 4-door sedan that’s available in the current lineup will be discontinued. In the U.S., however, the 2018 Buick Regal will be available exclusively as a notchback with a proper trunk lid.

Compared to the current Insignia, the new kid on the block will grow slightly in length and width. However, the biggest change will be the 10-centimeter or thereabout longer wheelbase, which will translate to a roomier interior.

And so it appears that Opel tries to make the Skoda Superb put its money where its mouth is. Despite its proportions, the Insignia will drop something like 140 kg (300 lbs) over the current model thanks to its E2XX platform.


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