Not Another Crossover!?!

The motor industry could be getting another crossover in just a couple of years time.

1y ago

Yes you read the title right, there could be another crossover coming in just a couple of years time and here it is.

The Vauxhall Insignia as we know is quite a stylish looking hatchback from Vauxhall. Production for this car started back in 2008 and it was originally the replacement for the vectra which was definitely not pretty to look at. So far there has been two generations of the Insignia and a facelifted one, however the third could be about to get worse.

Yes that is right, even though Vauxhall have just given the previous generation insignia a redesign they have announced that the it will be changing from its current hatchback form into a crossover body. They're doing this in a bid to boost sales as the market for cars like this have been rapidly declining and they think that what they are going to do with the Insignia might get people's interest back into this class of car.

The next Insignia is said to switch from its current engine technology and platform to one that has previously come from GM. This will then use the latest systems from the PSA Group (Peugeot Société Anonyme) and then that means the EMP2 platform (Efficient Modular Platform) will promise a gain in efficiency, a lower weight and the latest in driver and safety equipment and technology. This system already stretches across a range of Peugeot and Citroen SUVs and crossovers. It is also on the Vauxhall Greenland X too.

I think it's safe to say that because the new Insignia shares the same platform as the Peugeot 508 SW and the Peugeot 308, we can expect similar engine choices for example: There will probably be at least one plug-in hybrid version and there is also a possibility of 128bhp 1.5 litre diesel engine or PSA's 1.6 litre PureTech engine.

Vauxhall is confident that this move will boost sales figures as sales for the Insignia have declined by around a third in 2019 all across Europe and with this whole class of car dropping by nearly 20%.

Thank you for reading, I hope you found this article interesting.

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Comments (6)

  • I can see one day the crossover trend will stop and manufacturers will end up with loads of similar and unnecessary crossovers and suv models without the demand they once had

      1 year ago
  • I like SUVs but crossovers need to DIE!!!

      1 year ago
    • I agree, you either have a hatchback or saloon or you have an SUV but not in the middle

        1 year ago
    • I Dont think that SUVS need to die, people just need to buy a more honest car

        1 year ago