Among medium-size executive sedans, both BMW and Mercedes are among the best in class. However, in 2009 Opel did everything right and released the Insignia, a car which was basically just a successor for the Vectra but in fact it was a lot more than that. It meant that Opel was finally capable to take head on its main rivals.
Opel Insignia Review
Unfortunately though the car aged quite a bit and since then it hasn’t been changed all that much. Luckily for its customers though, there is going to be a 2016 Opel Insignia which is not only going to be based on a new platform but it will also feature new engines, new technologies as well as a bolder design than before.
2016 Opel Insignia Release date and price
We don’t know all that much about it for now but it seems that Opel wants to release the next generation model by the end of 2016 while the production model should be ready until the start of 2018 when it may come on the market at a price higher than $25,000 in order to show how much the car evolved throughout the years. The new platform on which the car is going to be based on it is going to be called the E2XX, the evolution of the old Epsilon II platform.
Engine of Opel Insignia
Engine wise, the new Insignia is going to get all turbocharged powertrains in order to maximize efficiency and also to make the car more fuel efficient. The base is likely going to be powered by a 1.4 liter turbocharged inline 4 with around 150 horsepower while the more premium models are going to get a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine with power ranging from just 170 horsepower all the way up to 300 horsepower.
A hybrid hasn’t been confirmed just yet but it may be possible for it to receive one in the future. In terms of diesel engines, the Insignia will likely receive a downsized version of the 2 liter engine from the previous model.
Opel Insignia 2016 Design
The design of the 2016 Opel Insignia will change, both inside and out, so the new model is not only going to feel like a new car but it will also look like one. The proportions of the car are going to change but that curvy design is likely to be kept intact. In fact, we expect the new Insignia to look more like a facelift with bigger proportions instead of looking like a different model.
This would allow Opel to keep their current design scheme relatively intact without changing too much about their other cars. On the interior on the other hand, the Insignia will be more upmarket than before with premium materials such as leather and aluminum even in the base model, a step which had to be done by Opel at some point in this car’s life.