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First images of the facelifted Opel Insignia have been officially revealed ahead of its world premiere at September’s Frankfurt motor show.

The facelifted Opel Insignia sedan and wagon reveals a sleeker front end with slimmer headlights and LED running lights, a wider front grille, and redesigned front bumper with a lower foglight recess.

The rear includes new L-shaped LED tail-lights that push into the sedan’s boot lid, sliced by the carry-over chrome strip that now houses reverse lights. An integrated rear spoiler now houses a smaller centre brake light.

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A new rear bumper treatment with a more open number plate surround and split-twin exhaust tips gives an impression of greater width on the sedan.

The Insignia wagon’s rear end gets updated tail-lights and an extended chrome strip with integrated reverse lights that mirrors the styling of the sedan.

A hexagonal number plate surround rounds out the tailgate changes.

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In European markets the new Opel Insignia will enjoy an expanded engine line-up beyond its current turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-litre turbo-diesel units, with the same direct injection 1.6-litre SIDI Turbo recently announced for the Opel Astra GTC Sport joining a larger 2.0-litre version. Overseas, the 2.0-litre SIDI Turbo is also available matched to all-wheel drive.

Inside, new leather and cloth trims join upgraded dashboard materials along with a completely re-designed centre console and instrument cluster.

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A much-needed all-new infotainment system features an eight-inch touchscreen, 3D navigation and voice control and Bluetooth-operated internet connectivity. Also added are adaptive cruise control, park assist, blind spot alert and forward collision alert.

While Opel Australia is yet to announce local specifications and details for the facelifted Insignia, given its debut in Frankfurt on September 12, expect the car to reach our shores in early 2014.

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  • Daniel

    This is a seriously attractive car. It looked good before but it looks even better now.

  • filippo

    Nice car, however it seems overpriced when compared to the Mazda 6 and Mondeo. Does anybody know how well the current Insignia is selling?

    • DR SHELDON COOPER

      Like hotcakes – which means, they are selling NOTHING. When was the last time anyone went anywhere to BUY HOTCAKES? eXACTLY!

  • c3vzn

    Finally, the centre stack doesn’t have 10000 buttons anymore.

    • dr sheldon cooper

      ,,,nor look like a 1970s RCA radio….

  • Opelman

    Beautiful looking car… Looks alone I’d be happier to pay the extra money over a Mazda 6 or Ford Mondeo. Bought a Astra GTC Turbo Sport over a Corolla, 3, Golf etc and don’t regret it at all. At least it doesn’t have a DSG gearbox! V Dud!

    • NotSureWhatDSGGotToDoWithIt

      I didn’t think Opel sold the 1,6T Astra GTC here with an auto. Only the 1.4T out of the Daewoo Cruze gets an auto option. Fail?

      • Opelman

        Yeah I have a manual. As you said the 1.6 Turbo only comes in manual. I was referring to the current problems VW is having with their cars, which has now extended to Audi and Skoda. It was a bit of a tongue in cheek laugh. Guess you didn’t get it!

  • Rocket

    And this is related to a Malibu?

    • $29896495

      Not really

  • Shea Quinn

    Dayum that car is good looking I am really loving the rear of this one. Hopefully they fixed the infotainment system on this one, I found the old one a little buggy.

  • Steve

    Huge improvement on the interior. When does Astra get the same treatment?

    • dr sheldon cooper

      when at least 3 persons buy the OPEL Astra.

  • peddy.d

    Personally don’t like the front, it’s just too gaping, kind of looks like a Volkswagen CC, but the rear is divine, looks like it gets inspiration from the cascada which is definitely a good thing

    • dr sheldon cooper

      …or the new Camry taillight….

  • Liam Sullivan

    Not a huge fan of the chrome strip but I like the facelift on the sedan. It looks a little more upmarket.

  • Mad Max

    Just a thought. It seems that everybody is convinced that post VF Commodore, Holden will assemble a US designed or based car in Australia. Why not build Insignia or Insignia´s replacement instead? We would have a 2WD, AWD, wagon and sedan that also uses the VF V6 engine. It would take us back to the start of the Commodore (Opel Rekord) and its seems that Australian prefer Euro style cars.
    Just a thought.

    • dr sheldon cooper

      all good reasons, EXCEPT wages are much higher in Australia than the Eastern European and Southeast Asian nations that GM now abuses, I;m sorry, I meant…USES.

    • $29896495

      I think you are right. It could well be the way things will go. Altered in some way to differentiate the two.

    • Grogan’s Spew

      Excellent idea! You should be in Holden product planning.

  • Gwynney

    Horses for courses obviously, but it’s hard to believe this and the Malibu are even related.. looks fantastic and leaves the Malibu for dead.

    • Anthony Mindel

      Very good looking sedan and wagon,Malibu is a complete FAIL in comparison

    • $29896495

      nly related by GM not much else. Not designers engineers stylists. (American koreans do it so much better NOT)

  • dr sheldon cooper

    Thats nice. Now, Opel has a prettier overpriced car that Australians still wont buy.

  • $29896495

    Well it’s easy to see where GMs premium designers are at the moment.

    • Rocket

      Holden must be regretting not continuing to rebadge the Opels instead of going with the cheaper Korean/American designs. Ford learnt the hard way years ago when they went cheap and nasty with the Festiva, Explorer and Taurus and are still rebuilding their brand image after all these years despite having some of the best cars in their class now.

  • Barry Hamburger

    too much chrome, but otherwise looks good.