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Opel Insignia facelift spy shots

Our spy photographers have captured two facelifted versions of the Opel Insignia undergoing testing overseas.

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As the images reveal, exterior updates to the popular mid-sizer will be minimal, limited to some mild revisions to the grille, front and rear lights and bumper designs.

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There’s not word at this stage when the refreshed model will enter production, although we expect confirmation from Opel in the not-too-distant future given the Insignia’s styling has been largely untouched since launching in Europe in 2008.

The 2009 European Car of the Year will finally make its way down under in the third quarter of this year when Opel Australia opens for business, offering the Insignia sedan and Sports Tourer wagon variants alongside the Astra small car and Corsa light hatch.

Opel Australia has confirmed its initial Insignia line-up will include two 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines; a direct-injection petrol unit with an anticipated output of 184kW and 400Nm, and a diesel, most likely producing 118kW and 350Nm.

Specific details will be revealed closer to the local launch of the Opel Insignia in the coming months.