Opel is currently working on the next generation Insignia and new details about the model have emerged.
We’ve heard plenty of rumors regarding the new Insignia and now Auto Bild is reporting some interesting new details. We were already aware the car is going to be bigger than its predecessor and the German magazine is saying it could grow in length by up to 6 inches (15 cm) with around 3.5 inches (9 cm) longer wheelbase.
In terms of design, the Insignia is expected to feature a sleek design with slopping roofline and long rear overhang, while the front end will be heavily inspired by the Monza concept. Given that, the car will be more of a four-door coupe rather than a standard sedan. A Sports Tourer estate variant is also in the cards and it will come with a significantly larger trunk than the current model.
Aiming for better fuel consumption ratings, Opel will introduce a range of new 3- and 4-cylinder turbo units for the Insignia. The entry-level model could get a 1.0-liter motor, while a new bi-turbo diesel will be on focus in the diesel lineup. This one will generate 160 hp (118 kW) and will provide highly improved fuel consumption compared to the current diesel engines of the model. Front-wheel drive will be standard, while selected models will be available with a 4x4 system. As for the automatic transmission, Opel will play it old school, offering a classic automatic with torque converter rather than a dual-clutch gearbox.
Last but not least, OPC fans will be glad to hear the German company is reportedly working on a 6-cylinder turbocharged unit for the Insignia OPC with a rumored output of around 400 hp (294 kW).
Note: 2017 Opel Insignia rendering pictured.
Source: Auto Bild