• Mar 11, 2008
It's been a while since we've heard about the upcoming Opel Insignia due out later this year, but we've got a vested interest in its development as it's likely to come to the U.S. sporting a Saturn Aura badge. We were initially teased with a darkened shot of the new Euro-sedan's tail lamp back in November, but today, another shot has surfaced that gives us a brief peek of the flagship's new fascia.

The Insignia is set to replace the Vectra (Saturn Aura in the States) and will grow in every dimension to include a sedan, wagon and five-door hatch. Built atop the new FWD Epsilon II platform, the new model will feature a number of four- and six-cylinder engines, with the possibility of a hybrid drivetrain pulled from the Malibu and fitted to the new Aura when it makes its way to the U.S. sometime in 2010.

[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      i like it!!! but..2010. it is a little long. can it be faster?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Think it'll look anything like this 2012 Saturn Aura?

      http://www.gminsidenews.com/naias/revitalization/saturnria/aura.shtml
        • 6 Years Ago
        If it does look anything like the original, my only gripe was that the antenna was sitting right up front in the middle of the roof. Hopefully they have resolved the issue with the panorama roof and moved the antenna to its usual place or found a way to integrate it somewhere else.
      • 6 Years Ago
      me too!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The current Saturn Aura is not identical with the Opel Vectra. The only similarities are the shape of the front end.
      They are both on the Epsilon platform, but no engines, gearboxes, interior parts or any exterior styling behind the A-pillar is related in any way.
      They are on different wheelbases too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Mirko: The Aura uses the extended Epsilon platform used in the Vectra estate and Signum. The Vectra sedan and hatch use the standard platform as also used in the Saab 9-3 and recently replaced Chevrolet Malibu.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, the Vectra resembles the 04-07 Malibu far more than it resembles the Aura.

        If you compare the Vectra and the 04-07 Malibu, the side profiles are almost completely identical. The Vectra and Aura don't resemble each other one bit from the side.