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Opel Previews the New Insignia, Now with a Digital Rearview Camera

Ten years after it introduced the first ever Insignia, German carmaker Opel is getting ready to reveal the newest version of the model, a facelift for the second generation, in both conventional and wagon body styles.
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The full unveiling will take place on January 10, 2020, at the Brussels Motor Show in Belgium, but Opel decided to give us a preview of the things to come about a month in advance, and on Wednesday (December 4) it released the first details and photos of the model.

There are a number of changes making their way into the new version, both in terms of appearance and technology.

The visual changes compared to the predecessor are minor, and limited to a new radiator grille and the repositioning of the daytime running lights from the top of each headlamp to the bottom.

The car does seem a bit more different than those minor changes would allow, and that’s because the Insignia has been fitted with Opel’s newly-found star technology, the IntelliLux LED lights in a very narrow design.

For the first time in a decade, the refreshed Insignia will get a digital rearview camera for the Grand Sport and Sports Tourer, which will work in conjunction with the equally new rear cross traffic alert system to help reduce the risk of a collision.

The German carmaker did not say whether there will be changes when it comes to the powertrains that go in the Insignia, apart from the fact that they “will be even more efficient than before, thanks to lightweight engineering and all-new, highly efficient petrol and diesel engines.”

The Insignia has proven to be one of the success stories of the German brand in the post-GM era. In the ten years on the market, some 1.2 million units were produced. The new Insignia will continue to sell in the UK as Vauxhall as well.

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