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.
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.
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.
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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