2009 Opel Insignia to replace Vectra

2009 Opel Insignia to replace Vectra


The awesome new Opel Insignia sedan is all set to replace the aging Vectra in Europe by this summer. Opel is sort of an abandoned nameplate in the GCC, as even parent company General Motors Middle East doesn’t bother mentioning Opel in their list of brands any more. Too bad, because this new model has to be the most stunning interpretation of a midsize sedan yet.


The Insignia is 21 cm longer and 5 cm wider than the Vectra it replaces, with a 35 mm longer wheelbase. Three models will be available, including a sedan, a liftback and a station wagon.


The Insignia will launch with seven engines. All come with either manual or automatic six-speed transmissions. The four gasoline engines range from a four-cylinder 115 hp unit to a V6 with 260 hp. The three new direct-injection diesels feature a displacement of 2.0 litres and outputs spanning from 110 to 160 hp. Subsequently the Insignia engine line-up will be expanded with an EcoFLEX version offering very low CO2 emissions in addition to other, more powerful variants.


The Opel Insignia will be shown at the London Motor Show this July and will hit showrooms in the UK this October. As for a GCC launch, we’re actually half-expecting GM to quietly kill the slow-selling Opel name here.

What do you think?



  1. good design ……headlights from a mercedes…..front side end from nissan GTR…..a wannabe spoiler from the new G35 sedan…tail lights kind of similar to an Avalon

  2. where is the avalanche review mash u lazy oaf

  3. still no signs of review of the new mondeo!! Is it gon’ b a long w8 mash??

  4. cool design, is it a mixture of bmw and mercedez? 😆

  5. any similarities to the new american mazda 6 or is it just me?

  6. the most beatiful car for this year,New promising generation from opel, a car with a camera to read the speed limits from the signs on the street, Its innovation, V6 engine 260 bhp with 4×4 wheele drive, Awsome, What a car!! , full with thecnology and performance and very good looking. I will buy one for sure, I hope they will bring it to the GCC market, Otherwise i will go to germany and buy one.

  7. you work for opel dont you?

  8. NO, I don’t, Hope i will, they are making amazing cars, just wait to see the new Opel Ampera


  10. I agree with Qais
    Opel makes good cars and affordable for most of th people, I like this model and hope it will be sold in UAE but you cannot buy none gulf specifications it will not be so good in our weather here

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