Opel has officially commenced production of the all-new Insignia Grand Sport. The first sellable copy of the brand’s flagship sedan was a 2.0-liter diesel variant in white.
“We have been looking forward to today for a long time; our new flagship has finally arrived. This is an important day for Opel and Russelsheim. We invested more than €500 million ($539 million) just to prepare for the production of our new flagship”, said Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann.
The Insignia will arrive in showrooms later this summer. The car will likely be a key sales player for Opel’s new parent company, PSA Group, who is in the process of acquiring the brand.
Opel’s new Insignia is based on GM’s global E2XX architecture that also underpins the Chevrolet Malibu. The new underpinnings have allowed the Insignia to shed about 400 pounds versus today’s model. It starts at about $27,000 USD.