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Wagon Greatness: Opel Insignia Sports Tourer

Wagon Greatness: Opel Insignia Sports Tourer

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.





 

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  1. Andrew_L
    nsaporito
    For me it's a close call between this and the Volvo V90. The V90 is just stunning in person.


    Haven't seen the V90 in person yet but seen pics and it does look really good! I really like the rear styling treatment.
    nsaporito
    FenwickHockey65
    Sexiest wagon since the CTS Sportwagon.


    For me it's a close call between this and the Volvo V90. The V90 is just stunning in person.
    0fxxk0
    Nice to see that this model wasn't burdened with the goofy floating roof gimmick.
    kmacleod
    I've been waiting for this for 7 years. Crossing fingers...

    Ken
    2b2
    cargo area looks well-sorted from that open-hatch pic

    but

    dimensions sound like one of Ford's

    196.3 ovl - 111.4 wlb - 58.4 ht

    4,986mm - 2,829mm - 1,483mm

    from ^ motorpasion.com (Español)
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