Opel has finally taken the wraps off the new Insignia in wagon form and it’s rather stunning. The car is slated to be formally revealed at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, but a few of the details are already out. It’s also worth noting that if we do indeed get a Buick Regal Wagon in the U.S., this is it.
Like the sedan, the new Sports Tourer is based atop GM’s E2XX architecture, which means the car is slightly larger than its predecessor but also lighter. In fact, Opel is claiming that this wagon is up to 440 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, a trend we’ve seen with just about every E2 product GM has engineered to date.
The lighter base will work with a host of four-cylinder gas and diesel engines in Europe, as well as a V-6 option. Thus far it appears all engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic, but Opel generally offers a shift-it-yourself option in the Insignia lineup.
All the same features and gadgets found on the sedan will be found here on the Sports Tourer, while Tourer owners will also benefit from a whopping 68 cubic feet of cargo space in this sexy wagon.
So for now, let’s all cross our fingers that Buick actually brings this to the U.S. market. Odd are, it will.