The next-generation 2017 Opel-Vauxhall Insignia program is moving right along, as the car has already been spied the car once before. Not only will Europe be graced with the 2017 Insignia under Opel and Vauxhall badges, but it will be a truly global model. Buick will receive the vehicle as the 2017 Regal in the U.S. and China, and the car will head down under to become the 2018 Holden Commodore.
There’s a still a slim possibility we will see an even more extended wheelbase bow for the 2018 Commodore to make for an ever better fitting replacement for the limousine-like VF Holden Commodore. The car is already riding on General Motors’ E2XX platform, allowing it to stretch its legs a bit more than the current-generation car.
Autocar captured the car testing in its home country of Germany, and the publication speculates the car is, at most, 15 months away from a public debut. This time next year at the 2016 Paris Motor Show seems like a good possibility.
Styling is expected to follow Opel’s latest direction, taking cues from the Monza show car, and adapting consumer preferences for the various markets it will be sold in.
In Europe, it’s expected the car will debut with the new 1.6-liter CDTi diesel engine, to replace the current 2.0-liter CDTi unit. Expect each engine to be paired to either a six-speed manual transmission, or eight-speed automatic unit.