I can't look at this thing on a full stomach! It looks acceptable at the 0:32 mark.
I wish they all could be California squirrels!
Past Rides: 2003 Grand Am GT1 (saved me), 1995 Bonneville SLE (RIP), 1986 635 CSi, 1984 Estate Wagon, 1978 Malibu Classic, 1978 Corvette, 1975 Vega Kammback (Miss ya'), 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger (STFU...it got me there!)
"Nothing happens until something happens then everything happens!"
In other news, as I have hinted numerous times, there is no Insignia OPC V6 twin turbo.
Opel dropped it a few weeks ago due to brexit costs. HFV6 is just too expensive, Opel have to keep subsidising Vauxhall for the time being.
As for the CarAdvice.com.au artists' impressions: the headlights shape is wrong, the bird's beak is wrong, the door panel curve is wrong, the C-pillar on the hatch and the wagon D-pillar and tail lamps are wrong. IMHO the wagon looks better than the hatch. Overall it is a very sharp design.
Last edited by GolfBravo; 10-26-2016 at 02:17 PM.
So, first an article drops about the new Holden Commodore, and now we see the Insignia video. Are we to assume the Regal preview is next?
Current: 2015 Chevrolet SS
Current: 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ sedan
Former: 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ
Former: 2008 Pontiac G8 GT
If they managed to shed 175 kg (385 lbs) from previous design I am already excited to see it as all new Buick Regal (unless GM screws up something in translation, read: no gains in fuel economy or poor powertrain choices).
Weight savings over previous Zeta platform of 200kgs is likely for FWD I4. Given VF SV6 is 1680kg, it'll be interesting to see what the commensurate Insignia V6 will weigh. Weight distribution affecting driving feel has been commented on by testers. It's not surprisng that a FWD-AWD transaxle car is nose heavy. It might suit the wagon with extra weight over the tail, though.
Assuming this car is coming to North America as the Regal ... since it's bigger than the current Regal, won't it be nearly as big as the LaCrosse? How will they be differentiated? I get that this is a hatch, but is that really enough of a difference? Is this the performance variant and the LaCrosse the more luxury-oriented? Seems odd to have two sedans that are nearly the same size.
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