The 2017 Vauxhall Insignia is in its final stages of completion and just before the official reveal, the brand has tested all their models on the road to ensure they perform as intended.
The automobile manufacturer has confirmed that it will be launched this week. The photos reveal the car’s new external body work. The Sport Tourer Estate was the one spotted on the roads while the Sport Tourer which is another car in the lineup will not be available in the range until the mid of 2017.
For the first time in many months, the car’s disguise is all removed. We can easily spot the exterior design of the model. However, the interiors and the dashboard remains covered though. Some of the design elements are directly inspired by the Vauxhall Monza concept car from 2013. While it may sound outdated, the Monza was very much ahead of its time and it adds the peppy look to the new model.
Sporting slim headlights mounted on a vertical grille and deep crease on the sides, the 2017 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer Estate looks as sleek as the large car could get. The redesigned LED lights are expected to be carried forward to the saloon edition when it gets launched. In the Estate edition, an extended rear end with a large boot space can be spotted. Measuring at 150mm in length, it’s made to offer the best storage and baggage space for passengers.
The new model is expected to offer more than 600 liters of storage space which is a significant boost from the current 540 liters. While all these upgrades are promising, the designers have somehow managed to reduce the weight of the Insignia by at least 200 kilograms. The model uses aluminum and other lightweight materials to shed weight.
A range of petrol and diesel engines will be offered as with the other models from Vauxhall. There won’t be much to differentiate in here. The 2017 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer Estate will be sold as the Buick Regal in the United States and China. A hybrid version of the car with plug-in is expected to be rolled out at a later stage. The model will be available in stores in the first half of 2017 and is likely to be priced a bit higher than the current model. It will also be followed with the launch of the Sports Tourer edition later next year.