Vauxhall/Opel Insignia To Spawn Coupe Variant

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia To Spawn Coupe Variant
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A “leaked document” (read: dubious rumor) claims that a coupe variant of the Opel Insignia sedan, may wear the famed Calibra badge. The previous Calibra was known for its slippery styling and turbocharged engines, and the Insignia would make a worthy successor. Opel previewed an Insignia Coupe with their GTC Concept, which was powered by… Continue Reading...

Opel Insignia OPC Unlimited Hits 168 MPH With Limiter Removed

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Opel Insignia OPC Unlimited Hits 168 MPH With Limiter Removed
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Buick fans disappointed that the forthcoming Regal GS shares little in common with the European market Insignia OPC now have another reason to get mad, after Opel revealed that their hottest sedan is good for an astounding 168 mph when the speed governor is removed. Naturally, Opel is going to try and squeeze another buck out of… Continue Reading...

Opel Insignia OPC Unlimited Tops Out At 168 MPH!

Opel Insignia OPC Unlimited Tops Out At 168 MPH!
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General Motors European division Opel seems to be playing on the autobahn recently, because they have just unveiled a new version of the Insignia family car (sold as the Buick Regal here in America) called the OPC Unlimited. While it retains the regular OPC model’s 325-hp engine, the “unlimited” package removes the speed limiter. So… Continue Reading...

2012 Buick Lacrosse GS Spied

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2012 Buick Lacrosse GS Spied
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These spy shots of a purported 2012 Buick Lacrosse GS struck us as a tad strange, but hey, GM did make a Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, so why not do another niche performance luxury vehicle? The most obvious visual difference are the Opel Insignia OPC wheels, which make the Lacrosse’s dowdy sheetmetal look pretty mean. The… Continue Reading...

GM To Launch Opel In World Markets, Possible Conflict With Buick Looming In China?

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GM To Launch Opel In World Markets, Possible Conflict With Buick Looming In China?
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General Motors is hoping to expand their Opel nameplate beyond its traditional European markets to places like China, Australia, South America and other unspecified Asian countries. GM is hoping to leverage Opel’s premium brand image to expand its lineups in places where the General lacks a foothold in that market segment. Chevrolet (and Holden) are… Continue Reading...

Report: Upcoming Buick Regal May Get Sporty 280-hp GS Model

Report: Upcoming Buick Regal May Get Sporty 280-hp GS Model
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Just a week after GM announced the return of the Buick Regal nameplate, reports suggest the General may be preparing to launch a high-powered GS trim level. All versions of the car would be based on the European Opel Insignia platform (shown above) but the GS trim model would get the LaCrosse’s 280-hp 3.6-liter V6,… Continue Reading...

Report: Buick to Bring Back Regal As Latest Addition to Luxury Lineup

Report: Buick to Bring Back Regal As Latest Addition to Luxury Lineup
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Buick is continuing to improve and expand its lineup of vehicles and build itself into a legitimate luxury car brand. The latest addition to the Buick lineup is a new mid-sized sedan with a familiar name: Regal. The car will slot in under the new LaCrosse, which is priced from $27,085 and will be based… Continue Reading...

Report: GM Bringing Chinese Market Buick Regal to North America

Report: GM Bringing Chinese Market Buick Regal to North America
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General Motors is planning to bring over its Chinese market Buick Regal to North America as either a 2011 or 2012 model. The car is based on the Opel Insignia and is slated to be a more entry-level Buick, costing several thousand dollars less than the LaCrosse, which is priced at $27,085. Originally, GM had… Continue Reading...