Yesterday, Dutch car magazine AutoWeek has blown the Opel Insignia embargo out of the water but failed to supply eager car enthusiasts with official specs. The car mag posted seven images on their website stating that the official press release should follow later this week.
Embargo breaking seems to be a favorite pass-time for many print magazines and the new Opel Insignia, destined for a British International Motor Show debut this summer as the Vauxhall Insignia, is no exception. On the bright side, Opel may now be inclined to release the official specs and full image gallery earlier.
The Opel Insignia will compete in the highly competitive D segment together with the new Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6, Renault Laguna and VW Passat. The new Insignia is the successor of the Opel Vectra and was first seen as the GTC Concept at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show.
As mentioned above, there are no official specs but we can hazard a guess at which engines may be available. Starting with 1.6 and 2.0 liter turbo and 250 hp 2.8 liter V6 petrol engines, a 1.9 liter diesel and 1.9 liter turbo diesel (power output ranging from 120 to 180 hp). A 2.9 liter V6 diesel is expected to follow later while an OPC version may end up with 300 hp.
Stay tuned for official information!