Opel this week issued the first pictures of the new Insignia which should be with us sometime early next year.
The new car is a fine looking thing indeed and undoubtedly with this car Opel is keen to boost the momentum the company gained from its latest Astra range last year.
We have no details on specification or pricing as yet, but it is felt that the company will be offering a product high on value and with a comprehensive basic specification.
Opel told the media in October 2016 that the new Insignia will be 4,897mm long (+55mm), with a 2,829mm wheelbase (+92mm). The smallest petrol engine will be a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit and an eight-speed automatic transmission is to be available for certain engines, with GKN set to supply a four-wheel drive system. All engines will be turbocharged. In addition to the 1.5-litre petrol, there will be a 1.6-litre diesel as well as 2.0-litre units powered by each fuel.
More in due course.
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