If you’ve ever dreamed about a two-door version of the Opel Insignia, you may get what you’ve been waiting for in 2013. According to a report from Car Magazine out of the UK, Opel and Vauxhall are developing a coupe based on the Epsilon II platform that underpins the Insignia and – consequently – the Buick Regal. The design takes cues from the 2007 Opel GTC concept.
The project is known in house as “New Calibra,” borrowing its name from a coupe Opel built from 1989-1997. The Calibra was the most aerodynamic car in the world at the time of introduction, with a drag coefficient of 0.26 cd.
As is all too often with two-door variants of existing models, the problem lies with a minimum of 30,000 units for Opel (and The General) to make profit. Here’s where the possibility of a Buick version comes into play. According to a GM source, “We would feel a lot more confident about some of these projects if Buick, Chevrolet in North and South America and Saab were sharing volumes and risk.”
As we reported last December, Opel has been rumored to have been working on a Regal coupe due around 2013. So, will there be an Insignia Coupe and will Buick get a coupe variant of the Regal? Only time will tell…
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