This is how the new Opel Insignia will look like, according to L’Automobile

The second generation Opel Insignia has been repeatedly photographed in tests in Europe, but now the French magazine L’Automobile has decided to give it a try on how the new D segment sedan will look like. And has created the picture above to do so.

While the current car is 4.83 m long, 1.86 m wide, 1.50 m high and has a wheelbase of 2.74 m, the new Insignia is said to be around 5 m long. It will have a longer wheelbase, of up to 2.85 m. Even with this increase in size, it is said to be 200 kg lighter in some of its versions. This will probably be reached by the new modular platform from GM, the D2XX, which makes a large use of high strength steels.

The new sedan will probably be revealed this year, in the next major auto show in Europe, which happens to be the Paris Motor Show, in October. It may be presented earlier, but we do not believe it will. If the rendering has managed to reveal the car, we must say Opel will have a pretty competitive executive sedan.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.