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2017 Opel Insignia Spied With Less Camouflage, Expect To See It Unveiled Soon

Opel’s next Insignia is expected to come to market as a 2017 model, and engineers are hard at work testing its prototypes.
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The ongoing Insignia was launched in 2008, making it the oldest model in the segment, as it was only facelifted through the years to introduce various updates. The new generation of the compact executive model will bring a new platform, along with design changes, as well as technical improvements.

As we previously reported, Opel will ditch the four-door sedan body style of the Insignia, and the range will be split into a five-door hatchback, and the Sports Tourer model, which is a station wagon. Evidently, the car you can see in the photo gallery attached is a five-door hatchback.

Meanwhile, the U.S. market is expected to receive the next generation Insignia as a 2018 model year Buick vehicle, which would be available as a four-door sedan, complete with a trunk lid. The same version of the Insignia will also reportedly receive a station wagon body style in the coming years.

The new platform is called E2XX, and it is GM’s successor to the Epsilon II currently used by the model. Thanks to the new configuration, the Insignia will provide more interior space, while losing weight. A drop of about 300 lbs (140 kg) is predicted by most voices familiar with the matter. Fuel economy and dynamic behavior are also expected to improve with the new platform.

On a tech level, Opel will operate a major overhaul of the Insignia. While removing numerous buttons with the last facelift applied in this range, the executive sedan from Opel still has a cluttered dash. This aspect is about to change with the new generation of the Insignia.

Evidently, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and GM’s OnStar will be available in the next generation Insignia, while optional elements like LED Matrix headlamps will also be present.

 
 
 
 
 

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