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Insignia proved enough of a departure from the staid Vectra to warrant a new name, and the model proved particularly popular in the UK as a [[Vauxhall]]. It also formed the basis of the 2008 [[Buick Regal]] in China. Toward the end of the first generation’s run, it also appeared as a [[Holden]]. Insignia B was upsized, not only to compete against growing competitors, but to do additional duty as the Holden Commodore in Australia.
  
'''Opel Insignia. 2008 to date (prod. n/a). 4- and 5-door saloon, 5-door estate. F/F, F/A, 1364, 1598, 1796, 1998 cm³ petrol, 1956 cm³ diesel (4 cyl. DOHC), 2792 cm³ (V6 DOHC).''' Replacement for Vectra is more expressive, with styling inspired by GTC show car. Far more competent dynamically with strong body rigidity; European Car of the Year 2008–9. Rear headroom a bit compromised due to coupé-like silhouette. Frontal camera recognizes traffic signs, a world first. Estate called Sport Tourer, not Caravan, as GM attempts to position it as a lifestyle vehicle and not a hold-all. Sold as Vauxhall Insignia in UK; [[Buick Regal (2008–)]] in China.
 
  
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*[[Opel Insignia A]]
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*[[Opel Insignia B]]
  
''Manufacturing location:'' Rüsselsheim, Germany
 
  
''Marque:'' [[Opel]] | ''Predecessors:'' [[Opel Vectra C]], [[Opel Signum]]
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''Marque:'' [[Opel]] | ''Predecessors:'' [[Opel Vectra]], [[Opel Signum]], [[Holden Commodore]]
  
 
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==Off-site links==
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*[http://lucire.com/insider/20081117/gms-opel-insignia-is-european-car-of-the-year/ ''Lucire'': ‘GM’s Opel Insignia Is European Car of the Year’]
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*[http://lucire.com/insider/20081005/opel-shows-new-insignia-sport-tourer/ ''Lucire'': ‘Opel Shows New Insignia Sport Tourer’]
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Latest revision as of 11:31, 4 April 2017

Insignia proved enough of a departure from the staid Vectra to warrant a new name, and the model proved particularly popular in the UK as a Vauxhall. It also formed the basis of the 2008 Buick Regal in China. Toward the end of the first generation’s run, it also appeared as a Holden. Insignia B was upsized, not only to compete against growing competitors, but to do additional duty as the Holden Commodore in Australia.



Marque: Opel | Predecessors: Opel Vectra, Opel Signum, Holden Commodore





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