When Opel introduced the Insignia and decided to abandon the Vectra name, everyone was a little sceptic. But now, after a long career and 750.000 units produced in Russelsheim, the German sedan confirmed the expectations.
The car was voted European Car of the Year in 2009 and in 2013 was revised to increase the appeal of its clients, because was already passing its mid-life cycle.
The refreshed model has sold 155,000 across Europe, 100,000 of which were last year. One of the most important markets for Insignia remains the UK. The Insignia has been a sales sensation for Vauxhall with over 210,000 sold in the UK since its launch in 2008, making it the biggest market in the world for this model. Sales were up ten per cent last year according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
The milestone vehicle was an Insignia VXR Sports Tourer in Arden Blue, but Opel did not specify who will get the car.