Digital artist imagines next generation 2017 Opel Insignia

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The German automaker is diligently preparing the next generation of its midsized Insignia and we’re pretty sure in about a year from now we’ll be met by the official premiere.

But before that happens we can still unofficially preview the new generation model thanks to renders from the crop of digital artists out there. Opel has now facelifted or replaced with new generations almost all of its core line-up – we have new Astra and Corsa models, the Adam and Karl and the updated Mokka. Now the Insignia is the oldest model in the Opel range and the new generation should start hitting the markets next year. RM Design, an older render acquaintance of ours has the digital interpretation of the 2017 Insignia, which comes with a sleek and modern appearance.

The design brings a completely new front end with new headlights for the automaker’s flagship and LED daytime running lights, a new front end as well as new taillights that have been inspired by the Monza prototype. The new generation will be a crucial project for Opel, with engineers working on slashing 440 pounds (200 kilograms) from the predecessor. While lighter, the new Insignia is rumored to grow in size by up to 6 inches (15 cm) with around 3.5 inches (9 cm) added to the wheelbase. There’s also word of new powertrains, such as a new biturbo diesel unit with 160 horsepower (118 kilowatts) and reports are also pitting an all new automatic to replace the current one.

Via RM Design