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Opel Insignia Grand Sport Tourer Spied, Could Hit US as 2018 Buick Regal Wagon

With Opel set to introduce the second generation of the Insignia at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the German engineers are currently testing the Tourer version.
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We've spied the Insignia Grand Sport Tourer before, but the photos we have here allow us to get closer to the prototype.

However, you shouldn't let the hearse-like appearance given by the camo trick you. This will be one slick family vehicle. Even when talking about the details, the basic halogen headlamps you see here are only a small part of the deal.

For instance, Opel has already teased the Matrix LED headlights that will be offered on its model - you can find the photos in the gallery to your right.

While the German automaker introduced the technology on the 2016 Astra, the Insignia will feature 32 LEDs that will control the light path, delivering superior nighttime visibility, while limiting the blinding effects on incoming traffic.

The new platform of the vehicle will allow it to shed some serious weight and we can expect up to 175 kg (385 lbs) - truth be told, the Insignia does have scale footprint issues, so the move is more than welcome.

Judging by the new Astra, the Insignia will move slightly upmarket, offering a more quality feel inside the cabin, one that will match its attractive exterior design.

As for the engine line-up, we should see the automaker introducing a plug-in hybrid later on the vehicle's life cycle, while the hot OPC version should also be delivered in wagon trim.A global vehicle
Through GM's brand portfolio, the upcoming the Insignia will also get Holden Commodore and Buick Regal badges and we want to focus on the last. While we know Buick is preparing its new Regal, rumors dating back to earlier this year indicate the US market may also get the wagon version seen here.

The rumor mill talked about a dealer meeting that had purportedly shown the staff the next-gen Regal (2018) and Enclave. Factor in the limited costs of the badge engineering job and the chances for American consumers to get a fresh station wagon grow even further.

 
 
 
 
 

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