Following the Opel/Vauxhall Astra and Opel/Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer, the next model from Opel/Vauxhall’s line-up to receive a major redesign will likely be the Insignia. Currently in the first generation, the Opel Insignia is offered in three body styles – saloon, hatchback and estate. The saloon version would be the first moving to second generation, and that would happen in March 2017, suggests a report from AutoBild.
The second generation Opel/Vauxhall Insignia will grow 15 cm in length, as per the report. Both saloon and hatchback versions currently are 4842 mm (484.2 cm) and so, the next-gen model may be ~499 cm long. The aim is to make the all-new model as spacious as the Skoda Superb which is renowned for the same feature.
According to a previous report, the wheelbase will grow by 10 cm. The current saloon and hatchback versions have a wheelbase of 2737 mm (273.7 cm). Thus, the wheelbase of the second generation model should be ~283 cm.
Reports say that the 2017 Opel Insignia would share the E2XX platform with its American sibling, the ninth-gen Chevrolet Malibu. Thanks to the new platform, the next-gen model should be be lighter by up to 200 kg. Following the March 2017 debut, the all-new model can be expected to go on sale in H2 2017.