Should Opel Build An Insignia Sports Tourer OPC?

Opel and sister GM companies Vauxhall and Holden, could have a winner in their hands if they decide to build OPC, VXR or HSV variants respectively of the new generation Insignia / Commodore Sports Tourer.

There’s nothing official yet, but Photoshop artist Xtomi has come up with a new rendering that gives us an idea of what a performance version of the new station wagon model could look like.

The rendition shows the car with a more aggressive body kit, larger rims, a lowered ride height, while finished in OPC’s traditional blue shade.

Before deciding on whether there’s an appetite for such a model, Opel will debut the regular Insignia Sports Tourer variants at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month.

The car will be sold as an Opel across mainland Europe and other global markets, as a Vauxhall in the UK, and as the Holden Commodore Sportwagon in Australia. Previous reports have suggested that General Motors could also bring it Stateside as the Buick Regal Sport Wagon, while a Chinese launch is also under consideration.

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  • GossenGoethe

    Of course they should, from an image standpoint… but to meet emission goals versions like these will be harder and harder to realize and to justify. I don’t think the last Insignia OPC was a big seller but it was a very good decision for Opel as a brand. They sell a load of OPC-Line models, increasing per car revenue which is something Opel really needs. I’m still waiting for the Astra OPC to happen… because even though the high power version might not be the most sold one, it sells the small look-a-likes and helps to strengthen the brand because these cars proofed that Opel can build cars that are opposite from mundane.

  • SteersUright

    Auto journalists seem to love to love contrarian cars. Makes sense, after reviewing thousands that simple boredom might be the impetus. But the simple fact remains, people dont like wagons and minivans in big numbers these days. No matter the practicality, they give off an image of practical compromise, rather than bad-ass. Crossovers are heavier, often have less room, and yet people love them because the higher ground clearance gives a more commanding view of the road and primarily, they offer most of the image that you’re driving an off-road, active, adventurous lifestyle SUV.
    So no, dont make another doomed station-wagon unless you want to waste your money, GM. Raise it up, give it come clearance and macho cladding, and call it an “all-road” of some kind and then you might make your investment money back.

    • john1168

      I think your last sentence describes the only version the USA will get. Europe will get the sporty version and possibly the All Road version too.

  • Vassilis

    Yes!

  • john1168

    I would love to see a sport wagon here in the USA but I think we’ll only get an off road or “All Road” version. Europe will see the sporty version and possibly the off road version too.

  • p00pman

    yes. duh.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    In short form, yes.

  • therealsybarite

    they should, and they should bring it to canada. if they instead end up bringing an ‘all road’ version with some plastic cladding it will be disappointing for all. we’ve already got all road options here. they’re selling at a volume that they’re selling at, and no one should expect that volume to change drastically. buick could only get so much of that volume, while competing with the more established brands in the all road segment (volvo, subaru, vw). if they bring a sport wagon here, they will address a hole in the market, and have it all to themselves.

  • Zandit75

    Did X-Tomi supply the wrong render? This looks like a base model version with large wheels. Where’s the sportiness?

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