Within the next year, Opel/Vauxhall will give facelifts to the Insignia and Astra. The Astra will first be unveiled at the Paris this autumn. On the other hand, the Insignia will be seen at the Geneva show next spring it starts selling at around September 2013. The Insignia will get the following: a new 1.6-litre turbodiesel, a ground-up new design that will replace the admired 1.7-litre unit across the Vauxhall range.
The new 1.6 diesel is more quiet has smoother power delivery and quieter operation, according to Autocar. This engine is likely to reduce CO2 emissions and improve its fuel efficiency.
The prototype comes with several primary changes such as the aesthetic modifications to the nose and tail. The new design also has the new-look headlamps and tail-integrate the LED running lights, a revised grille and redesigned front and rear bumpers. In 2011, Vauxhall made major chassis and engineering revisions to the Insignia. But for the 2013 model, there would be minor underskin changes.