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    The future of the Insignia under PSA

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    The following from Automotive News:

    Another key driver of the turnaround was quickly moving to PSA architectures from GM platforms. Under GM, Opel had nine platforms; under PSA, it will have just two within a few years.

    Ten engine families are being reduced to four, Lohscheller said.

    "That's a massive complexity reduction with huge, huge benefits," he said.

    GM-engineered models such as the Adam minicar are being phased out. Among the PSA-based models to come in the next 18 months are the next-generation Corsa small hatchback, Opel's perennial best-seller, and Mokka small utility vehicle, another strong seller.

    No mention of the Insignia, but there again I bought a Huawei phone in December, so nothing surprises me any more....

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    Saw a Peugeot 508 at lunchtime and if the new Insignia looks a bit like that its not the worst thing, quite a pleasant looking car to be honest.

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    The Insignia is a big selling fleet car. I shouldn't imagine it will disappear any time soon. As lovely as the Peugeot 508 looks, I don't think it sells like the Insignia brand. I reckon their next 508 will also have a few cosmetic changes and an Insignia badge so they have an equivalent to sell in the fleet market.
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    The Peugeot 508 always ages fast, and this one is doing already. The Grandsport has judged it well, I wasn't convinced at first, but in the flesh they are such a stunning car. All who have seen mine or been in it are full of compliments and amazed it's actually a VX - I'm probably the only one who thinks the Peugeot is just average.

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    Another article HERE

    Although it is rather dated, it does outline the options available to PSA, in terms of what may be built and where.

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    Paywalled!

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    2018 1.5T SRi Nav
    Bi-colour 18" alloys, de-chromed grille and foglights, full heated leather, reversing cam with park assist, heated front screen and steering wheel, blind spot monitoring, self parking (used once, it's crap!), Nextbase 522GW front & rear dashcams

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    One on YouTube doesnt look very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buyak View Post
    One on YouTube doesnt look very good
    It just shows the GS with camouflaged front and rear lights - in what way "not very good"?

    2018 1.5T SRi Nav
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteH View Post
    It just shows the GS with camouflaged front and rear lights - in what way "not very good"?
    Front lights are much softer looking and rear lights are massive. Waaay too big.. It does look good from side though

 

 
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