Future RWD Opel Omega to Be Underpinned by Cadillac XTS

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The Omega was the last big car with rear-wheel drive, made by Opel in the 1990s. The car was a step up from the Vectra, competing with sub-premium cars of the time, like the Renault Safrane, Citroen XM and the Ford Scorpio. Now, according to, Opel will be bringing back the Omega and it will be underpinned by the rear-driven platform currently found in Cadillac’s XTS.
The information comes from Opel’s ex-CEO, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, who revealed that the company is hard at work on a car that will sit above the current Insignia. Speculation suggests that it will be powered by similar engines to those of the XTS, but in Europe, where diesel is king, we expect the car to offer excellent 2.0- and 3.0- compression-ignition engines, as well as the 3.6-liter V6 from the XTS, as well as the 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 which currently powers the Insignia OPC/VXR.

Information also suggests that it could be launched late next year, but if Europe doesn’t pull out of the financial crisis fast, such a car will be sort of pointless. We will have to wait and see, but if the Insignia is anything to go by, Opel could be onto a winner.
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