Automotive publications are frequently releasing renders of upcoming vehicles, but it’s uncommon for automotive executives to acknowledge or comment on the designs. However, that’s exactly what happened when German auto website AutoBild published a render of what they expect to resemble the upcoming 2017 Opel Insignia, using cues from the rakish Monza Concept.
AutoBild first released the unconfirmed photo of the 2017 Insignia in November of 2013. When Opel/Vauxhall CEO Dr. Karl Thomas Neumann came across it he, or the PR team running his social media accounts, tweeted the picture with the inquiry, “what do you think?” That being the case, it seems unlikely Dr. Neumann would ask for the public’s opinion if the renders weren’t at least a little accurate.
The photos show what we consider a handsome design with a fastback style hatch. We’ve heard talk of a design like this before, when Mark Reuss described the upcoming Buick flagship as “a much more beautiful (Porsche) Panamera.” With General Motors looking to further align its Buick and Opel brands, we could also very well be looking at the next Buick flagship.