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New Opel Insignia Shows Independent Rear Suspension, Astra Facelift Spotted

We've seen the new Insignia countless times already. But what's going on with that Astra in the background. The silver tourer model has a red bumper and camouflage around the headlights.
New Opel Insignia Show Independent Rear Suspension, Astra Facelift Spotted 1 photo
We've looked quite closely at the screenshot we took of the video and have come to the conclusion that they are changing the crease at the bottom of the headlight unit, either because it makes production easier or to add a feature inside.


Right, let's move on to the Insignia prototypes. They were mistaken for Renaults by DrGumoLunatic because the camouflage at the rear intentionally resembles the emblem of the French automaker.

But it's clearly much bigger than the supposed Megane sedan. And by the way, we actually have leaked brochure images of the new 4-door Renault if you want to see what that looks like.

In any case, the Insignia still isn't showing that much, despite the imminent debut. From the front, we have a little bit of the grille and headlights visible, which apparently copied from the Astra.

Around the back, the taillights are hidden under prototype units and camouflage. This is undoubtedly going to be the most modern Opel car of all time.

Interestingly, there are cutouts for the exhaust on both sides, meaning it's going to have an excellent symmetrical system... maybe. The fact that a single pipe is pointing down suggests Insignia models will have fake exhaust, like the VW Passat.

Unlike the Astra, the flagship Opel model features fully independent rear suspension. You can clearly see a couple of swinging arms that come together in the middle and even a bit of the spring.

That is no trivial matter, as many companies are switching to multi-link setups that are cheaper to develop and leave extra room in the trunk. However, handling is sometimes not as engaging, especially when one side of the suspension is fully committed under hard cornering.

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