The all-new midsize model is ready for its closeup through a first clip detailing the exterior design.

After seeing it several hours ago with Vaxuhall’s and Holden’s badges, the new Insignia Grand Sport is finally carrying Opel’s lightning bolt logo in new images. There’s also a video with the company’s vice president of design, Mark Adams, explaining what’s so great about the exterior and also how the Monza concept made the transition to a production model.

“Its design combines flowing lines and subtle surfaces with crisp, precise lines to even exaggerate its dramatic proportions: it looks longer, lower and wider than it actually is, and it definitely looks upscale. Every design feature conveys technical know-how and utmost precision. The new Insignia is an excellent value proposition with the aura of a car from the premium, upper class.”

In addition, Opel has released additional information about the improvements made on the inside where there’s now an extra 32 millimeters room at hip height, along with 25 mm more shoulder room and knee room, and an additional 8 mm of headroom. At 490 liters with the rear seats up and 1,450 liters once you fold them down, trunk capacity is not what you would call overly impressive. Should you want more, you’ll have to patiently wait for the Sports Tourer variant.

The 2017 Insignia Grand Sport will once again serve as Opel’s flagship model and will receive its proper world debut at the Geneva Motor Show scheduled for March. The Sports Tourer will likely be unveiled online several months later, ahead of a possible public introduction in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A U.S.-spec Buick Regal is expected to be ready for the 2018 model year in both body styles.

For all the details, check out by clicking on the links below our previous article and also the one detailing the Australia-bound 2018 Holden Commodore with its naturally-aspirated V6 engine for the range-topping variant.

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Source: Opel

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