There's a new Holden sports sedan in town, but this time there's nary an "SS" badge in sight. Arriving in dealerships next month, the "new" Holden Insignia VXR is the reincarnation of the Opel Insignia OPC that was on sale here in 2013 and 2014, except with a whopping $8000 lopped off the price tag, and some new active safety gear. Show More Summary
You might be thinking that in a fit of absent-mindedness, I’ve mistakenly put a photo of a Opel Insignia or Buick Regal as the main image – and technically, you’re right. But the car above, though it’s difficult to see, is actually wearing a Holden badge. Show More Summary
Following on from Holden’s announcement in May 2014 that the Opel Cascada, the Opel Astra GTC three-door, Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch and Opel Insignia OPC would find their way into Australia in 2015, CarAdvice has spotted a Holden badge wearing Opel Cascada in Melbourne. Holden’s Cascada will be the first convertible to grace the Holden lineup [...]
The replacement for the Holden Commodore – whether it retains its name or not – will not simply be a rebadged version of the next-generation Opel Insignia. Holden designers and engineers are now confirmed to be deeply involved in the project, which still has around three years of development time remaining, with mules confirmed to [...]
The Holden Insignia VXR may seem like just another former Opel model being reintroduced to bolster the Lion badge’s showroom line-up, but it’s far more significant than that. Opel’s next Insignia is set to replace the Commodore from 2018 – in form and possibly name, too. Holden is still working out whether to stick with or twist [...]
The car that is favourite to replace the Holden Commodore in 2017 will be a visually stunning vehicle, says one of its key designers. Opel’s next-generation Insignia medium car is due in 2016, almost perfectly timed to step in for the current model that will stop being produced when Holden shuts its manufacturing plants in [...]
The boss of Holden’s New Zealand arm may have delivered a key hint on the car Holden will import as a replacement for its large Commodore from 2017. Speaking with The New Zealand Herald at this week’s launch of the updated Trax range, Holden NZ boss Jeff Murray confirmed the new model will be “a Commodore-sized vehicle”. Show More Summary
The Buick Regal is based on the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, a pair of sedans from General Motors' European and British outfits. In fact, over 46,000 Regals from model years 2010 and 2011 were screwed together on the same lines as the Insignia twins, before GM's Oshawa, Ontario factory took over production fully. Show More Summary
Every Opel model sold so far in Australia has been issued with a recall notice over a problem with the owners’ manuals issued by the German arm of General Motors. The recall notice – published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s recalls.gov.au website – states that Opel Astra, Opel Corsa, Opel Insignia and Opel Zafira [...]
Holden may have announced it would add the Astra, Cascada and Insignia to its line-up, but don’t expect those to be the only new models to be added by the local maker in the coming months and years. Sceptically viewed as a way of smoothing over some of the hurt of the brand’s decision to [...]
Holden, General Motor's Australian arm, is just beginning a major transition. The automaker announced late last year that it would end local production in 2017. But recently, Gerry Dorizas, its new managing director, boldly declared that the marque is gunning to lead the country in market share by 2020. Show More Summary
Holden may be losing the Commodore, but the brand will gain three new “premium” offerings, suggesting a possible direction for its famed HSV performance shop. Holden-badged versions of the Astra GTC and VXR, Insignia VXR and the Cascada convertible. Just-Auto reports that the Insignia will be a new “fully imported” premium sedan, while the […]
HOLDEN CONFIRMS OPEL MODELS FOR 2015 HOLDEN confirms Opel’s Cascada will arrive in 2015, wearing lion badge. OPC-tuned performance models, the Astra VXR and Insignia VXR, also returning as Holdens. Three-door Astra GTC will also return to Australia. Show More Summary
Holden has today announced it will add a number of new models to its line-up, including its own versions of the Opel Cascada, the Opel Astra GTC three-door, Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch and Opel Insignia OPC performance sedan. The new models will join the Holden line-up in 2015, though the Astra GTC and Astra VXR and Insignia VXR [...]
Opel engineers are out testing some new hardware in the shell of a current-generation Insignia Sports Tourer, and according to our source that hardware is the mechanicals for the next-gen Insignia, due out in 2016. The Insignia is a crucial model for General Motors as it’s not only sold in Europe but also in the U.S. and China, where it's...
The Opel Zafira would have been priced from $36,990 had the local division not closed its doors one week before the people-mover’s planned launch. Information on automotive specifications database Redbook reveals a two-grade line-upShow More Summary
If we had to pick an Opel to join the Buick range, it's an overwhelmingly safe bet that it'd be the new Insignia OPC Tourer, a 325-horsepower, all-wheel drive wagon, with an optional six-speed manual and the ability to hit 60 in a (sandbagged) 6.3 seconds. Show More Summary
Opel brought out its entire Insignia range for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, with particular attention paid to each new models refreshed features. Like its colonial cousin, the Buick Regal, the Insignia has gotten a fairly standardShow More Summary
Slotting between the more utilitarian Subaru Outback and the more luxurious Audi allroad, the new Opel Insignia Country Tourer heads to dealers soon.
The Buick Regal's Euro-market sibling gets a freshened look for 2014.