The future Opel Insignia could turn into an SUV
A true SUV or a raised sedan?
Faced with a growing dislike of traditional sedans, models in the aforementioned category that are nearing the end of their careers face a tough dilemma: should they reinvent themselves or simply give in to SUVs? For the Insignia, Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller is clear: a new generation is in the works.
The Insignia is indeed the top-of-the-line model of the blitz brand. As a result, it remains an image product even if it does not ensure a large part of the sales. However, to avoid a failure that is looming large on the horizon, the man says that the Insignia will return in a very different format than what we know today.
In an attempt to appeal to the SUV market, the Insignia itself could become an SUV without losing its sedan-like appearance. It is possible that the car could adopt a format halfway between a sedan and a crossover like the Citroën C5 X. We expect a higher ground clearance and various raw plastic elements on the body.
For its next generation, the sedan will move away from the General Motors platform to underpinnings shared with other Stellantis models like the Peugeot 508. This will mean plug-in hybrid powertrains for the first time on the model and a possible discontinuation of diesel engines. The new Opel (Vauxhall) Insignia will arrive in 2024.
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