The Insignia is a very popular car and it was sold in various region under different badges that include Opel, Vauxhall, Buick and Holden. It is the second best-selling model in mid size non premium saloon segment in Europe. To hold this legacy Opel will bring a new version which will be known as 2017 Opel Insignia. According to some reports this will be available in five door hatchback and Estate version. This new model won’t carry too many traits of Astra although some reports suggest that it will have almost similar outlook and design patterns. Opel engineers are increasing the size of Insignia so that it can take on larger models in the automobile market. Various spy shots has been captured and from that have concluded that the design was borrowed from 2013 Opel Monza concept. Production model may be slightly different but buyers can expect a new unique look. This model is very important to General Motors and they are hoping that this new model will help them to enhance their sales chart in global market.
2017 Opel Insignia model was only sold in Europe but it has many names in different part of the world. In U.K it will be sold as Vauxhall Insignia, in Australia under Holden badge and as Buick Regal in U.S and China. All these models will wear different design because every brand will put forward their unique touch.
2017 Opel Insignia – Main Competitors
There will be many models which will compete with 2017 Opel Insignia but there are two models which are worthy enough to put a serious competition. These two models are:
- BMW 3-Series – Both Insignia and 3-Series has almost same base price but Opel’s design feature gives it an upper hand.
- Jaguar XE – The XE is a new model in this segment while Insignia has been present in the market for a long time. So there would be an intense competition between them.
2017 Opel Insignia – Unique Feature
Current model of Insignia is offered in different form but 2017 Opel Insignia might scale up its measurement that could increase the length by 6 inches and overall wheelbase by 3.5 inches. This new design will offer a sleek outlook with a sloping roofline and rear long overhang.
It will adopt E2XX platform which was first seen in Chevrolet Malibu. The high strength steel will help it to have a lighter body and it will weigh 300 pounds less than its predecessor. Front fascia will boast a large grill along with a sharply designed headlight. Rest of amenities will remain same in this model.
Increased wheelbase will help 2017 Opel Insignia to avail ample amount of cabin space which is good sign for passengers. New dashboard will be included which will be incorporated with large amount of modern gadget. Comfort and convenience feature will include all kind of modern amenities which will be molded with premium materials.
It is hard chalk out the detailed specification of interior because a spy shot that was obtained doesn’t cover a good view of the cabin. Safety aspect will include much significant improvements and it will be supported by all kind of modern technical safety features.
2017 Opel Insignia – Drive Train
There isn’t much detail about the engines it might get but experts have chalked out some engine that it might adopt. 2017 Opel Insignia would get the old 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine that will be backed up with a hybrid unit. There is possibility that a plug-in hybrid unit might also be available.
Another engine that it would get is a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder that can produce 259 HP. Some rumors suggest that Opel is working on six cylinder turbocharged unit for Insignia that would have the capability to produce 400 HP. Although Opel haven’t announced the exact detail of transmission and fuel economy for this sedan.
2017 Opel Insignia – Arrival Date and Price
Current generation of Insignia cost around $27,000 and everyone is expecting that 2017 Opel Insignia will also wear same price tag. Top trim of this model will cost around $45,000 and it will avail the all wheel drive option. It would hit the market by the end of 2016 but all these details are rumors so buyers should wait for its exact details.