Opel Insignia looks even sportier ahead of debut

Opel Insignia looks even sportier ahead of debut

October 24, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Opel Insignia sedan 2020 model year was spotted during testing at the Nurburgring.

Halfway to a generation change, the future of Opel Insignia is in jeopardy. It all depends on the quality of the redesign planned by the Germans for 2020, as well as on Peugeot technology. The market for sedans is already declining every day in Europe, and now Opel is separated from General Motors, so the costs are not so easy. But restyling, which will last at least a few more years, will offer the best of both worlds – a global platform and engines typical for the European market from Peugeot and PSA.

Just a few days ago, we showed you what Insignia should look like without camouflage, as the sister car Buick Regal leaked in China. At the same time, the Holden version from Australia should also receive these updates. But Vauxhall recently discontinued the Insignia Sport Tourer, demonstrating how unnecessary some cars can be.

Fans of cool designs or French cars may disagree, but most likely Insignia will stand a notch higher than its newly minted classmate Peugeot 508. This segment, as a rule, buyers stick out for comfort and large space, and not for trying to make a coupe that barely fits adults. Despite this, the engines of both cars may be the same.

Updating the Astra model in 2019 demonstrates the situation. The smaller Opel model received a lineup consisting almost entirely of Peugeot engines, namely the 1.5-liter diesel and 1.2-liter gas turbine units. The power level has dropped significantly, from 200 hp up to 145 hp Both of the aforementioned small engines should also power the 2020 Insignia, although a 180-horsepower Peugeot diesel engine is also possible.

The particular prototype seems to have a set of GSi parts, such as color brakes, wheels, dual exhaust tips, but no GSi front bumper. The most likely performance-oriented powerplant is the 1.6 PureTech from the 508 GT, which delivers 225 horsepower. On the other hand, it is possible that they are testing a 2.0-liter powertrain for the Buick and Holden models.