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Spyshots: 2017 Opel Insignia Sedan Spied Up-Close, Has Subtle Monza Design Cues

Opel are not letting their foot off the gas pedal regarding future models, and that's only natural, but what you're about to see now can be categorized as big news.
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Ladies and gents, these are the first spyshots showing the second-generation 2017 Opel Insignia undergoing pre-production tests. Sure, that body hiding under the thick camouflage clothing is most likely a mule, but as you'll see in the pictures, there are a lot of things we can debate on.

For starters, the exterior design. Now, the Insignia was always a good-looking sedan, a feature that should be kept intact for the new generation. We took a closer look at these images and spotted a few resemblances with the Opel Monza concept launched two years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013.

Of course, these exterior styling cues will be toned down, but given the Monza's sleek looks, things are heading in the right direction for the Russelsheim sedan.

At first, the second-gen Insignia will be available in two body styles, namely a five-door saloon and six months after debut, a wagon variant called Sports Tourer.

Now, Opel are aiming their guns at the Skoda Superb, which means Insignia's wheelbase will increase by 10 cm. This change will be felt inside, where passengers should have the benefit of increased legroom, especially in the back.

It may get longer, but the new 2017 Insignia will shed around 200 kilos off its hips while Opel will fit their flagship a bundle of driver assistance features.

Speaking of tech and gizmos, voice on the street is that Opel plans to offer OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot in the all-new model and the engineers are working on a head-up display and a large digital dashboard display like the one seen in the Monza prototype.

As you might remember, the Monza concept had 18 LED projectors that created a full-width digital dashboard, so the whole display of the sweeping dashboard, including the background, can be individually configured. That's in the same league with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but we can't say for sure if the production model gets the same system.

 
 
 
 
 

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