Thursday, July 27, 2017

2018 Opel Insignia GS Wagon

Th picture says it all.
The new Insignia GSi will be offered in Europe as a wagon.
While the US Buick Regal GS version will not.

Interesting enough, the European version is powered by a 260HP version of the 2.0 Liter.
While our Regal version gets a much more powerful 3.6 Liter V6 with 310HP.
The base version of the Buick is already getting the 2.0 Liter with 250HP. Just 10 less than the sportier European offering in the Insignia.

For once, it looks like we are getting a much better deal here with the new Regal...

2 comments:

PGA said...

Don't like the looks of this wagon.
It looks like a Mazda and a Toyota had a baby.
Really dislike the back.

Dale Buckingham said...

I think the thing to take away here is that this model in Europe/UK is called the GSi - it is a sport trim, but not THE sport trim. That would be the OPC/VXR model. The previous Regal GS actually was never at the same performance level as the OPC/VXR Insignia, since it came standard with a 325hp Turbo 2.8L V6, AWD and manual in Sedan, Hatch and Wagon variants. I imagine that come the fall, Opel will release their own OPC version, likely with a hotted up version of the 3.6 in our GS with both AWD and manual again with likely 350hp or more to keep pace with the S4 Avant. And again, we won't get that one....