Prototypes of the updated Opel Insignia seen at the Nürburgring race track

Prototypes of the updated Opel Insignia seen at the Nürburgring race track

July 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

German novelty held high-speed test races. The Opel Insignia 2020 model year is said to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019, and sales will start in a few days.

After introducing the slightly updated Astra some time ago, the Opel engineering team returns to testing the updated Insignia model. This time, the journalists were able to capture two prototypes of the flagship model of the brand – a sedan and a wagon, which rather quickly rushed along the legendary Nürburgring in Germany.

Opel continues to hide the front panel of the updated Insignia under fairly heavy camouflage, but we already know that visual changes will be kept to a minimum. Headlights should have updated internal graphics, and the grille can get an updated mesh design and another chrome strip to better fit the rest of the current Opel models, especially the new Corsa.

Currently, Opel is included in the French concern PSA, and the recently released Astra uses engines developed by the French manufacturer.

It is logical that the updated Insignia follow suit and be offered by PureTech and BlueHDI engines used by Peugeot and Citroen. For example, the Peugeot 508 – a car that competes with the Insignia in the European D-segment, is offered with a 1.6-liter PureTech turbocharged engine and two diesel engines, a 1.5- and 2.0-liter BlueHDI.

The updated Astra also received a 1.5-liter diesel, which can be ordered with a nine-speed automatic transmission. It will be interesting to see whether the Insignia 2020 will receive a new automatic transmission. For the 508 Peugeot, a 6-speed manual transmission is available as a base and optionally an 8-speed automatic transmission. Some posts even claim that Insignia can get a hybrid engine.