The last Opel Insignia will leave the assembly line before the end of the year. A company spokesperson confirmed this in an interview with the German company Automobilwoche.
“The discontinuation of Insignia with its non-electric platform supports a faster increase in Astra production,” he said, adding that the latest generation of the Astra L, introduced in 2021, is again being produced in Rüsselsheim.
The demise of the badge follows the former Ford Mondeo competitor, whose production ended at the beginning of April this year.
Opel has already confirmed that it is preparing its successor, which, however, will provide a purely electric drive. The question is the body type, because it is supposed to be a crossover that does not respect the traditional forms of a sedan, wagon or station wagon. It is unclear if it will follow the same recipe that Stellantis used for the Citroen C5 X.
It’s worth noting that the UK version of Vauxhall Insignia was discontinued in mid-May this year. The related Buick Regal has been missing from select markets since the middle of last year.
The current badge will continue to be produced until the fall. The new all-electric model is expected to arrive around the middle of the decade to aid Opel in its quest to become an all-electric brand in Europe by 2028.
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