Opel Releases Photos and Video of Camouflaged Insignia Grand Sport
Today Opel announced that the Insignia Grand Sport (which will be sold as a Buick Regal here in the States) has entered its final development phase, as it prepares to make its world premiere in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The automaker released some photos and video of the next-generation flagship sedan wearing camouflage as it is put through tests. Take a look:
The new five-door Opel Insignia Grand Sport will show off its liftback body style next year in Geneva, and a wagon model will also be offered when the vehicle comes to market (and the wagon may even make its way to the US).
Opel says that the new Insignia Grand Sport has a new architecture that makes it 2.1 inches longer and 0.4 inches wider than the outgoing model, with a wheelbase that adds 3.5 inches in length. Despite the increase in size, the car has actually lost shed some pounds due to the use of lightweight materials—385 pounds, to be exact.
Opel says that the redesign makes the Grand Sport look “more athletic and striking than ever before,” though with all of this camouflage, that claim will be difficult to confirm until March (or maybe December, when the brand is expected to give the car a pre-Geneva reveal).
“The name Opel Insignia Grand Sport says it all. It reflects the efficient dynamics of a Monza Concept as much as it does our pride in the magnificent Opel classics Kapitän, Admiral and Diplomat,” says Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. “Our future flagship represents a new dimension – elegance, lightness and sportiness blend to create an extremely attractive combination.”
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