Opel Plans New Flagship SUV Before The End Of The Decade

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GM's European brand wants to expand its vehicle lineup and a replacement for the defunct Antara is on the horizon.

Part of the new "X" range that debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, with the Mokka X subcompact crossover, the new flagship SUV has been hinted by the firm's boss, Karl-Thomas Neumann, quoted by AutoExpress: "One of our major weaknesses is that we don't have a great SUV portfolio. We have one SUV, the Mokka, and it's very successful, we want more."

The report states that the new Opel SUV will go on sale before the end of 2020, but the brand's chief hints that it might appear over the next two years.

"We will do another SUV, which is our Insignia-based flagship SUV. So in a few years we will have a much better portfolio", added Neumann.

In the meantime, Opel continues the development of the new-gen Insignia. The car will mix elements from the firm's newest models and it should ride on the GM's E2xx platform. A completely new interior will help set it apart even more over its predecessor and will feature a fresh engine range and a 8-speed auto.

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