Spy photographers have done their job and let one of Opel’s biggest product launches of 2017 out of the bag. The 2018 Opel Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer have been spotted completely uncovered during what seems to be a photo shoot.
And, if you liked the Opel Monza concept, you’ll be thrilled to see the production Insignia Grand Sport (sedan) and Insignia Sports Tourer (wagon) don’t deviate from the overall design motif. The 2018 Insignia Grand Sport features a lower, sleeker stance, which plays well with the rear liftback design. We’re seeing a lot of different designs here. A little Mazda 6, some Infiniti and a splash of BMW i8 from the wheels and headlamps.
As for the wagon, it looks absolutely massive with a cave for cargo space at the rear, but also remains just as sharp as the Insignia sedan.
Both of these vehicles seem to be fitted with OPC trimmings, which means larger 20-inch wheels, Brembo brakes and a tidy rear spoiler at the rear. The wagon also shows off a much more aggressive looking ground effects package for the OPC line.
This is big news for General Motors brands globally. The 2018 Opel Insignia and its variants will not only be sold as an Opel in Europe and Vauxhall in the United Kingdom, but will reach North America as the 2018 Buick Regal, and Australia as the 2018 Holden NG Commodore.
We know Europe will likely stick with turbocharged four-cylinders, but Holden will receive a 3.6-liter LGX V6, all-wheel drive variant, and the V6 has also been considered for 2018 Buick Regal, too.
Opel will reportedly reveal the Insignia online this month ahead of its public debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The 2018 Buick Regal has been rumored to debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show, while the 2018 Holden Commodore will wait until early 2018 to show face, following the shutdown of local 2017 VF Commodore Series II production.
So, there you have it. This is Buick’s next midsize sedan, Holden’s new hero sedan and Opel/Vauxhall’s halo car. Let us know how it looks in the comment section below.
Spy shots: Motor1