The new Opel Insignia/Buick Regal has been out there testing since last year, yet has just recently dropped most of its heavy black vinyl camouflage, relying now only on the typical dizzying foil.
Most of the its lines are still hidden underneath, but thanks to the fake body panels coming off, we can start to better-picture what the car will ultimately look like.
For starters, this marks the first time that we can see the new Insignia’s rear lights. There are also a couple of overall cues that seem to have been taken from the Monza concept which Opel revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2013 – talking about the angular headlights and the more aggressive grille.
As for the interior, we’ve already seen a few images and despite the dashboard being almost entirely covered up, we did spot a similar design theme with that found inside the new Opel Astra.
Opel’s second-gen Insignia is set to launch with just two body styles instead of three, as the 4-door sedan has been scrapped in favor of the 5-door hatchback version – rumored to be joined by the Sports Tourer (wagon) about 6 months after its debut.
In terms of comfort and interior space, Opel is said to be aiming at the Skoda Superb. The Insignia’s body will indeed grow slightly, though the biggest changes will be marked by the longer wheelbase (10 cm/4 in), the some 200 kg (400 lbs) of weight it’s expected to shed, as well as the addition of new safety and connectivity systems.
We’re expecting Opel to reveal their all-new Insignia this year in Paris.
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