A Motoroids reader Vijaykumar sent in a photo of what appears to be an Opel Insignia snapped without a single piece of camouflage with Gujrat number plates near Marathhalli in Bangalore. There were lots of rumors across the internet that Insignia from Opel will arrive in India some while ago. But GM India has officially rejected any possibility of bringing the Opel brand back to India again.
What is Opel Insignia sedan doing in the streets of India? Motoroids say it is possible that GM is testing the car before it rebadges it as a Chevy. The Insignia resides in a segment above the Cruze, which means that rebadging the car could help GM put forward a product which could compete with the like of the Honda Accord and Skoda Superb.
Internationally the car is available with seven engines. All of these engines are Euro 5 emission norms compliant and come with six-speed transmissions, either manual or automatic. The four petrol engines range from a four-cylinder 115 bhp unit to a V6 with 260 bhp. The three direct-injection turbo-diesels have displacement of 2.0 liters. The output ranges from 110 to 160 bhp and torque ranging from 260 to 350 Nm.
Opel was a failure in India in the past due to very low resale value and expensive spare parts. So will Opel make its second trip in India. What you say?
Please report to us if you get more information about the Opel Insignia & stay tuned for more updates.
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Sources – Motoroids