2020 Opel Insignia To Get Sharper Front End, Maybe PSA Engines Too

The current Opel Insignia is by no means outdated, but that hasn’t stopped the automaker from working on a facelifted variant. Spied here for the first time since last year, the new Insignia won’t be drastically different from the outgoing model, though it will benefit from a few refreshments.

Like previous prototypes, the 2020 Insignia pictured has thick black camouflage across its entire front fascia, blocking out any view of the front grille or re-shaped air intakes. At least we can see the overall shape of the headlights that now sport a sharper design.

The prototype in question features no camouflage or body cladding down the sides but does have some black taping at the rear, specifically around the taillights. We’re big fans of the taillights of the current Insignia and while it’s difficult to know what alterations have been made for the facelifted model, they do look largely the same.

Opel unveiled the current Insignia in December, 2016 and we first stumbled across a prototype of the facelifted model in April 2018, just 16 months later. It’s unclear why the car manufacturer is refreshing the vehicle so soon after its launch; one possibility is that Opel new owner, the PSA Group, fast-tracked the model’s development cycle.

PSA may also introduce some of its own engines to the Insignia range when the new car launches – however, there’s no solid info on that. Like the current model, the 2020 Opel Insignia will be available both as a sedan and a Sports Tourer (estate).

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  • Able

    It’s already got PSA engines.

    • wintergraan

      That’s not true 😉

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Which ones exactly?

    • Sovereignty

      They may be similar-sized engines but there are none in the Insignia from PSA yet.

  • ZYGIUS

    Looks like Mitsubishi headlights, and why insignias, and not astras facelift, astra is longer in market

  • emjayay

    So, what about the Buick Regal? Even with possible Peugeot engines it could certainly continue. I wonder what Buick is thinking about the next generation though. No sedans? I think China likes them.

    • Sovereignty

      GM still owns all the rights to the platforms and engines of the existing Opel-Vauxhall Insignia, Buick Regal and Holden Commodore models. Therefore, PSA would continue to use GM’s 2.0T and 3.6 V6 in the Buick and Holden versions because that’s the agreement they have with GM. If PSA choose to use their engines in the Opel and Vauxhall branded cars, it doesn’t have much to do with GM anymore.

      When PSA moves to creating the next-gen Insignia, GM will replace the Buick and Holden with their own version. I bet they’ll all be built it in Shanghai where the current Chinese-market Regal is currently produced.

  • Paul

    Poor Buick. Too bad, so sad.

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