Vauxhall have just facelifted the Insignia, but talks about its successor are already underway.

Expected to arrive in 2022, the Insignia could be turned into a crossover, AutoExpress reports, in an attempt to revitalize it by entering the booming segment.

“The industry is asking what happens after the SUV”, Vauxhall’s Managing Director, Stephen Norman, told the British publication. “And we think the new Insignia will be it. It’s the biggest metamorphosis of what we’ve seen so far from Vauxhall.”

The next-gen Insignia won’t be your run-of-the-mill crossover, but a mix between an SUV and an MPV. The new model will provide improved leg and headroom at the back, and the shift to PSA’s modular EMP2 architecture should allow it to grow in size.

The platform already underpins different models from Peugeot and Citroen, as well as the Grandland X crossover, and supports electrification. Thus, it’s likely that the successor of the mid-size family car will also get plug-in hybrid powertrains.


Credits Avarvarii (AutoExpress)