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  • 2013 Opel Insignia

    Opel’s flagship Insignia sedan, hatch and Sports Tourer wagon have received a slew of updates as part of their respective mid-cycle refreshes. The updated cars won't make their debut until the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show in September but have been revealed today in full. The changes follow those introduced on the latest version of the Insignia’s American cousin, the 2014 Buick Regal, and consist of minor tweaks to the exterior, upgrades to the infotainment system, and the addition of more efficient powertrains. The visual changes will only be noticeable to Opel (Vauxhall if...

  • 2011 Buick Regal
    2011 Buick Regal Preview

    The 2011 Buick Regal will go on sale in the second quarter of 2010.

  • Opel Insignia-based Chinese-market Buick Regal
    Opel Boss Carl-Peter Forster Calls It Quits

    Opel CEO Carl-Peter Forster will leave his post immediately.

  • 2010 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer
    Opel Adds 'Sports Tourer' Body To Insignia OPC Line

    Following last month’s reveal of the 325hp (242kW) Opel Insignia OPC comes the wagon or ‘Sports Tourer’ version, which is set to go on sale in Opel and Vauxhall showrooms in the second half of the year. Like its sedan counterpart, the OPC Sports Tourer comes packing the same...

  • Opel Insignia Coupe GTC preview rendering
    Preview: Opel Insignia 'GTC' Coupe

    We’ve already seen Opel expand its Insignia lineup with the Hatchback and Sports Tourer, as well as the more recent OPC performance variant, but there’s one more model in the works that’s destined to be the most exciting and extreme. The model in question is a new coupe variant...

  • 2010 Opel Insignia OPC
    Opel Launches 325-HP Insignia OPC

    Packing 325hp (242kW), a sophisticated AWD chassis and a sub-six second 0-60mph time, Opel’s new Insignia OPC is set to take the midsize performance saloon market by storm when it goes on sale in the middle of the year. OPC, which stands for ‘Opel Performance Center,’ is the name...

  • 2010 Opel Insignia OPC spy shots

    We’ve seen a number of prototypes for the upcoming OPC Opel Insignia sedan and Sports Tourer wagon in the past 12 months but this is the first time that we have seen the car in its almost production ready state. OPC, which stands for ‘Opel Performance Center,’ is the name given to models developed by GM’s official in-house tuner in Europe, and in the past has been used for cars like the Astra and compact Corsa hatchbacks. OPC cars typically feature minor engine and handling mods as well as styling and performance upgrades such as bigger wheels and sporty bodykits. In...

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    Red Dot design awards winners revealed for 2009

    Innovative and interesting designs are rewarded each year with a 'red dot', from world renowned design institution, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, one of Europe's oldest and most highly reputed design centers. This year a number of interesting entries in the automobile category came away...

  • 2010 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer
    Spy shots: Opel Insignia Sports Tourer OPC

    We’ve seen a number of prototypes for the upcoming OPC Opel Insignia sedan in the past 12 months but this is the first time that we have come across the Sports Tourer wagon version of the car. OPC, which stands for ‘Opel Performance Center,’ is the name given to models developed...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia
    GM considered Opel’s Insignia for Cadillac

    Earlier this week a report emerged naming Buick the new gateway for Opel’s European models into the U.S. now that the future of Saturn is looking grim. The star in Opel’s crown, the 2009 Insignia sedan, is already on sale in Chinese markets as the Buick Regal but an insider at General...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia
    Opel models headed to U.S. as Buicks

    Opel and Saturn have always had a close affinity, with a number of popular models like the Vectra and Astra sold under both labels with barely any changes except for the badge located on the grille. However, with the future of Saturn looking grim, Buick is set to become the gateway for...

  • Steinmetz Opel Insignia 2008
    Opel Insignia by Steinmetz

    German tuner Steinmetz is a specialist when it comes to modifying Opels, having worked with the brand for the past several decades and waiting more than five years to finally develop the new 2009 Insignia saloon. Not surprisingly, it's one of the first companies to work with the car, releasing a...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia

    The 2009 European Car of the Year has been announced, and in the very closest of contests the Opel (Vauxhall) Insignia has taken out the top spot with 321 points, marking a very important victory for General Motors. The Insignia edged out the Ford Fiesta by a single point, while the Volkswagen Golf took third place with 223 points. The Insignia is the first Opel to win in 22 years but GM’s European division has been runner-up four times, with the compact Opel Corsa losing out to the Ford S-Max by just two points back in 2007. Ford on other hand has won the award five times but this time...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia
    GM's plans for the Epsilon II platform

    Building the next generation of cars is often easier than deciding which should be built, or how they'll be built, if General Motors' trouble with the Epsilon II platform and its large sedan lineup is any indication. Nevertheless, it appears that GM is still working on reviving the Chevrolet Impala...

  • Irmscher 2009 Opel Insignia sedan
    Opel Insignia saloon tuned by Irmscher

    German tuner Irmscher is a specialist when it comes to modifying Opels, having worked with the brand for more than 40 years and previously installing a V8 engine in the compact Opel GT. Not surprisingly, it's one of the first companies to work on the new 2009 Insignia sedan, and has now released a...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia
    Saturn will get only sedan version of Opel Insignia to replace Aura

    Earlier this year we reported that General Motors could possibly delay the launch of the next-generation Saturn Aura, or possibly drop the model altogether, but according to GM vice chairman Bob Lutz the new car is on track albeit with some major changes. Lutz confirmed at the time that the Opel...

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