The Vauxhall Insignia is a large family car designed and manufactured by the German automaker Opel. Production of the Insignia began in 2008 as a replacement for the Vectra and Signum. The vehicle is known as the Buick Regal in China and North America. In Chile, the vehicle was originally sold as Chevrolet Vectra. but it is now sold as the Vauxhall Insignia. The Insignia debuted in Australia in 2012, badged as an Opel. [6 ], but a year later, after the brand was withdrawn from the market abandoned. The Vauxhall Insignia began its life as a concept car called the Vauxhall Insignia Concept. It was a luxury car introduced by Opel in 2003 in Frankfurt. The car had a 344- horsepower engine GM ” small block ” V8 from the Corvette.
Features on the Vauxhall Insignia concept listed including hydro-pneumatic suspension, the pantograph as a mechanism for the sliding doors in the rear of the vehicle and the trunk lid and LED lighting technology. In early 2005 it was announced that the Opel concept car will not be brought into mass production, because it would be too heavy, too expensive and complicated to produce, meaning that the concept study pure concept. However, this concept of the Opel GTC Concept that inspired Insignia production.
The Vauxhall Insignia began in 2008 British International Motor Show in London on 23 July as the Vauxhall Insignia. Reflecting the Vauxhall brand that is unique in the UK. He then went on sale in European dealerships in October 2008 as a 5- door hatchback, 4 -door sedan and 5-door estate, called Sports Tourer. The Insignia is the first production car on the Epsilon II platform that also adorns based cars like the 2010 Saab 9-5 and the Chevrolet Malibu.
The Vauxhall Insignia is the first car in its beginnings badge both the Opel and Vauxhall brands and Vauxhall was the first car to distinguish the characteristic radiator grille ” V “, which adorned Vauxhall models since 1994 enter. Of the otherwise identical Opel models.