The 2017 Opel Insignia has been spied inside and out while undergoing testing on the Nürburgring.

Set to be a radical departure from its predecessor, the 2017 Insignia adopts a stylish design which mimics the Audi A7.  Camouflage hides most of the styling details but the front fascia is expected to be heavily influenced by the Monza concept which debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.  The sporty styling continues out back as we can see a gently sloping roofline and a dual exhaust system.  Sources have also suggested the car will be significantly longer than its predecessor as some reports have suggested it could grow by more than 3.9 inches to better compete with new models such as the Skoda Superb.

Moving on to the interior, drivers can expect to find a three-spoke steering wheel, metallic accents, and an IntelliLink infotainment system.   A closer inspection reveals a fairly conventional instrument cluster and gloss black accents on the dashboard and shifter.

Opel has been relatively quiet about the model but it is expected to weigh up to 440 pounds less than its predecessor.  The 2017 Insignia is also slated to be more fuel-efficient as customers can expect a handful of new engines including an entry-level 1.0-liter three-cylinder and a biturbo diesel that produces approximately 160 horsepower.

Gallery: 2017 Opel Insignia spy photos

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