The Opel Insignia is a D-segment large family car developed and produced by the German car manufacturer Opel , currently in its second generation. Production of the Insignia started in August , replacing the Vectra and Signum. In , the Holden marque in Australia launched a new derivative version and started offering as the Holden Commodore , and in in China , United States , Canada and Latin America , both under the Insignia nameplate and as the Buick Regal. In Chile, the vehicle was previously marketed as the Chevrolet Vectra. The Insignia made its debut in Australia in August , badged as an Opel,  but was dropped one year later after the brand was withdrawn from the market. From February , the second generation Insignia was sold under the name of the Commodore ZB until , when it was discontinued.
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There's revised styling and loads of new tech, but sadly we won't see the car as Buick has confirmed the Regal bows out in the U. Buick will still sell the updated Insignia as the Regal in China , though, where sedans remain popular. The revised styling is mostly at the front where a wider grille and more streamlined fascia create a bolder look. There's also a new teardrop element added to the headlights which feature improved matrix LED technology as standard. This enables the headlight to operate permanently in high-beam mode, dramatically improving visibility at night. There are 84 individual LEDs in each light cluster, up from 32 previously, and these adjust the path of the light beams in an instant so that other drivers aren't dazzled.
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We've already seen the Insignia wagon completely undisguised in spy photos , but we can't pass up another opportunity to show you the car that could preview our next Buick Regal wagon. Like the Opel Insignia sedan, which was officially revealed late last year but leaked with the wagon, the Sports Tourer will offer European customers both gas and diesel engine options mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Exact engine specs haven't been revealed yet, however. The wagon will also use an improved version of GM's FlexRide system, which lets the driver adjust damping, steering, throttle response, and shift timing through three selectable modes.