In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    I can't look at this thing on a full stomach! It looks acceptable at the 0:32 mark.
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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    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.
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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    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?
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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfBravo View Post
    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.
    Not even to replace the V8 Commodore? RIP

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfBravo View Post
    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.
    Actually, looks like there a V6 w/ AWD for Australia and most likely the US. Still disappointed that there's not TTv6 yet.

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

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    Not even to replace the V8 Commodore? RIP
    Not this one.

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfBravo View Post
    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.
    Opel subsidising Vauxhall - or heavily dependent on their volumes?

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

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    Opel subsidising Vauxhall - or heavily dependent on their volumes?
    Obviously not anymore.

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun G8 View Post
    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?
    Nope Vauxhall was next

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfBravo View Post
    Not this one.
    any rumours about timing for details on what the V8 will be?

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    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).

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfBravo View Post
    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.
    You mean no 2.8l LY7 derivative turbo? Good riddance. The V6 is surely the LGX though. If an LY7T is too expensive, God help us. At least if it's been baked into the design, HSV will be able to use the LGW. They might prefer LF3/4 instead to not suffer only having a 3.0l vs 3.6l in the Holden...

    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.

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

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    any rumours about timing for details on what the V8 will be?
    There will be no V8.

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    Re: In Final Development Stage: New Opel Insignia Grand Sport [VIDEO]

    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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