From 1953 until 1986, Opel had the Rekord in its ranks to challenge the European executive class of the era.
It was offered in different body styles, including coupe, convertible, saloon and station wagon, and was a common sight on Europe’s roads back then.
Developed together with General Motors, the Opel Omega won European Car of the Year in 1987, and remained in production until 2003, when the automaker pulled the plug on the second generation. The role of the brand’s flagship sedan was then taken over by the mid-sized Vectra, which eventually transformed into the Insignia that we all know today.
With regular car segments losing ground in favor of crossovers and SUVs, Opel, which has since moved under the roof of PSA, has no intention of developing a car larger than the Insignia. But a rendering artist, Luis Carlos Moreno, tried his best at imagining how such a model would look like, with the company’s current design language, a coupe-like profile, and a very sleek rear end.
The sporty shape of the digital modern Opel Rekord would allow it to become something of an Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS for the masses. So, hypothetically speaking, would this be something that you would be interested in?