Vauxhall has abandoned the Insignia from the UK market with no planned successor in the short term. However, Opel will continue to produce the Insignia for Europe and other markets for at least a few more years yet fully electric successor arrives most likely in the form of a cross.

According to an official statement from Vauxhall, the decision to discontinue production of the model was made in line with UK market trends and the company’s focus on electrification. The brand wants to be fully electrified by 2024, and by 2028 will only switch to EV. While Vauxhall has stopped accepting new orders for the Insignia, production will continue until the fall of 2022 to meet existing orders. As for other markets, the orders and production of the Opel Insignia-twin remain unaffected.

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This was stated by Paul Wilcox, head of Vauxhall UK The car: “The Insignia stops at Vauxhall. We will fulfill orders, but it is not planned to replace it in the near future. The Opel Insignia will remain, but there is a gap for us, it is not planned to fill it yet. ” Wilcox’s comments hint that it is rumored that the successor to the Insignia, which is expected to appear in 2024 or 2025 in the form of a fully electric crossover based on Stellantis, which will made in Italy.

The current generation Insignia was introduced back in 2016 and received facelift in 2019. This is the only remaining model in the Opel / Vauxhall line, developed before Opel merged with the PSA Group. This is a brother of Holden Camador (Australia) and Buick Regal (USA), both of which have been discontinued. In addition to Grand Sport bodies and station wagons, the Insignia is also available in a crossover finish with increased ground clearance and in a sporty GSi option.

The Vauxhall Insignia is not the only traditional sedan to leave the UK market since Ford Mondeo was also discontinued after more than 30 years, despite a new generation debuted in China. Declining sales of sedans have led to the fact that non-premium automakers have abandoned the three-wheeled body in favor of more popular SUVs. In fact, the only remaining sedans of similar size for sale in the UK are VW Passat and Skoda Superbboth of which are getting a new generation.

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