• May 17, 2009
Opel's Insignia OPC is one of those "available elsewhere" cars that's got us licking our chops. The Insignia is headed to North America as a Buick, and enthusiasts everywhere hope the hotshot OPC version gets widely propagated. What's not likely to make any trans-Atlantic journeys is a wagon version of Opel's performance-enhanced sedan. Spy-shooters have nailed an Insignia OPC Sports Tourer running about uncamoflaged, and the wagon's got its sights trained on Audi's S4 Avant.
Built up from familiar General Motors pieces, the Insignia OPC Sports Tourer uses componentry we've seen before. The 2.8 liter turbocharged V6, six speed manual, and all wheel drive system with eLSD torque vectoring is a recipe cooked up by the Saab Turbo X, albeit Opel's version is spicier, with 325 horsepower on tap. Euro-flavored performance wagons are a delectable treat, but it doesn't look like the Insignia OPC Sports Tourer will be added to Buick's menu for North American automotive diners.

[Source: Carscoop, Photo: Carscoop]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      [Borat voice]Very nice![/Borat voice]
        • 5 Years Ago
        [napoleon Dynamite voice] Idiot![/Napoleon Dynamit voice]
        Sorry had to! LOL

      • 5 Years Ago
      wow only 5 days later, slow weekend is slow eh?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would sell good considering that only Euro brands sell wagons in the U.S.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm a wagon guy. I keep my hopes up for something like the Ford Mondeo Estate to be sold here in the US.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gosh dat is a nice looking wagon why cant US get more wagon, Current Subaru legacy, Volvo wagons, BMW wagons, Merc wagons Saab wagons even Mazda wagons and Mistu wagons they all look good except for Venza ewww how could they categorize it near to wagon its more like mini SUV I really dig the Euro Accord wagon or Acura TSX over here but too bad they dont sell it here, I sold my Volvo wagon need replacement but only few good looking wagon out there and mostly are european :(
      Kumail
      • 5 Years Ago
      Probably not.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow, that's really nice. I wish that was available in the states.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really wish car companies would realize there are still people in the US who likes wagons, and even performance-minded wagons. I don't like my options being basically Audi S4 Avants or Subaru Legacy GTs, since both are quite difficult to find and have to be used anymore to get one with a proper manual, or get one at all.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Even worse, the only Legacy GT wagon with a manual was 2005. Thats it. There are generally 5-10 for sale at any one point in time across all the US. Generally no where near Texas which sucks for a wagon loving subaru fan like me.

        Please car companies, give us a medium size sport wagon with a manual. And keep the weight down. That S4 avant is a piggy. Something more like the Mazda 6 wagon or the Euro accord tourer
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now that GM is selling off Opel, the one division that created most of the underpinnings of their product renaissance, I fear that the future looks pretty bleak. Especially with Lutz gone.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks nice except for the big butt rear end styling. What happened to wagons having nice well proportioned rear ends with clean angles?