Shame it won't happen.
The recently unveiled second generation Opel Insignia Grand Sport is definitely one of the most important models for the European market, set to join it next year. And that’s why we are eager to discover all the details about it – even the design speculations.
At this point, we are pretty sure the German automaker is not planning a hot coupe version of its flagship model, but that doesn’t mean that’s not a good idea. Theophilus Chin’s new rendering is presenting us a very nice interpretation of what an Insignia Coupe with two doors could look like.
In the images above you can see a virtual project based on the fresh Insignia Grand Sport. Along with the pictures, the popular Malaysian “automotive manipulator” Chin proposes three different names for the hypothetical sports coupe – Calibra, Monza, and Insignia Grand Sport.
If we are the ones to decide, we’d go with the Monza moniker because of several reasons. First of all, the Monza was a beautiful coupe from the German brand produced between 1978 and 1986, and we are pretty sure fans will be more than delighted to see that name on a big sporty car from Opel again. In 2013 the brand brought back the Monza and put it on a stunning concept, revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In fact, this study was used as an inspiration for the design of the new Insignia Grand Sport.
But in reality, Opel hasn’t expressed any intentions of creating a two-door model based on the second generation Insignia. We bet Vauxhall, Holden, and Buick, which got their own versions of the new sedan, also won’t be building other derivatives different than a station wagon, which was already shown in a set of fully revealing spy photos.
Nevertheless, the idea for a hot two-door Insignia is fantastic, and it’s a shame Opel won’t make it happen. Just think for a moment what a lovely vehicle a Monza OPC would be...
Source: Theophilus Chin