2010 Saturn Aura / Opel Insignia – Car News – Car and Driver

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2010 Saturn Aura / Insignia

First official at the future of GM#146;s mid-size car

Details are emerging on the Opel , which is essentially the next-generation Saturn Aura for North The Insignia replaces the Vectra in the lineup and will be the first from GM’s new Global Vehicle Architecture (formerly as Epsilon), giving us a clear at GM’s future mid-size car

In an unusual move, Opel and (the badge-engineered British brand) are touting the Insignia official pictures and information in of the official unveiling scheduled to place at the London auto on July 22.

Opel needs to create buzz, what with the new Ford Mondeo grabbing from the current Vectra has seen its sales plummet. In America, GM has been tight-lipped the pending Insignia, as the current is still relatively fresh, are decent, and the Saturn has a more look than the more-dated upon which it was based.

The Insignia is a global vehicle, and engineered in RГјsselsheim, Germany, the Aura and the U.S. market in as such is more portly its predecessor. Besides the sedan in our gallery, there will be an hatchbackas that is a popular style in Europe and it is growing on Americansbut the hatch may not make it In early 2009, an Insignia wagon will be added, but we do not an Aura wagon.

GM is trying to jump-start the dormant wagon market with its upcoming Cadillac CTS wagon. The Opel’s Vectra-based and Malibu attempt at a roomier family and car, won’t get a successor.

We are to see virtually no trace of the old Vectra in the and rakish styling of the new Insignia, a blade line that from the front doors to the and wraps around the rear The V-shaped hood recalls the Opel Senator and Monza from the late 1970s.

European pedestrian protection requires more space the sheetmetal and engine, and thus the is nine inches longer the Vectra it replaces, at 190 inches, but the grew less than two Judging from mildly prototypes spotted negotiating mountain passes this the design team around Adams, GM Europe’s design has successfully concealed those overhangs.

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