GM’s European subsidiary Opel is preparing for the mid-cycle update of its flagship Insignia range. For now there are some more spy shots of the Insignia Sports Tourer wagon variant spotted while testing in the wild.
The Insignia in the sedan version is quite closely related to the Buick Regal that is also scheduled to receive the same updates that has been spotted in the Insignia for 2014.
There are also few chances that a version of Insignia Sports Tourer that has been spotted here could make its way to the US market branded as the new Regal Sports Wagon, whose prototypes have also been spotted in California’s Death Valley.
Buick is quite silent about the Regal but there are few rumors that the Regal Sports Wagon may be launched as a replacement for the Cadillac CTS Sports Wagon that is already scheduled to discontinue with the arrival of 2014 Cadillac CTS later this year. As far as the Insignia update is concerned, changes are just minimal as it is just the mid-life update.
Few of the changes that have been incorporated are redesigned bumper, a new grille and new tail lamps.
The interior is also expected to receive some extensive updates; we are expecting higher quality materials, new LED lightning and capacitive touch control and a updated center console.
The engine lineup will be carrying the same unit, so we are expecting a series of gasoline and diesel powered engines with the output of about 130 to 260 horses. Just like the current model, a high performance version, 325 hp turbocharged V6 will be also be offered. More news and other spy shots might appear as the company tries to conduct more extensive and vigorous testing of the vehicle.
The Insignia range is scheduled to appear later this year, will be one of the 23 new or updated models that Opel has planned to reveal by 2016.
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