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by George Skentzos

Now that the Opel Insignia has been unveiled to the world, the previously unseen Fastback edition has been caught testing without a single piece of camouflage by our spy photographers.

The Holden Vectra-equivalent which will join the saloon and estate variants when it arrives in Europe in 2009.

Holden has previously refused to comment regarding the potential return of the Vectra to Australia, however it would seem likely as the logical rival to the new Mazda6 and Ford Mondeo.

2009 Opel Insignia Fastback spied

Like the saloon, the Insignia fastback will be available with either front- or all-wheel drive and a remarkable seven engines to choose from.

2009 Opel Insignia Fastback spied

These include four petrol engines ranging from a 4-cylinder 86kW unit to a 194kW V6 and three new 2.0-litre direct-injection diesels ranging from 82 to 120kW.

2009 Opel Insignia Fastback spied

The AWD is fitted with the FlexRide mechatronic chassis system with its Adaptive Stability Technology, but is also optional for the FWD models.