While everything is still very vague on what we can expect with the next-generation Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, WordCarFans.com is reporting that the brand’s flagship will bear close resemblance to the next-generation Cadillac XTS (or its replacement) in the future. This, according to WCF, is based on the words of new Opel CEO Dr. Thomas Sedran.
While the XTS launched not even a year ago, the current Insignia has been on the market since 2008, and will have a modest refresh for the 2014 model year. When both all-new models make their debut, expect them to be on a new platform, what we’re hearing is internally referred to as “E2XX.” This would also mean a step upmarket for the Opel brand, who competes more in line with offerings from Volkswagen than it does Audi. But we’re also not sure why the XTS and Insignia can’t be individual vehicles in the first place.