GM also considered the 2010 Opel Insignia for Cadillac

If GM can’t spin off Saturn by 2012, the brand will be completely shut down. Earlier this week it was reported that since Saturn’s future is now foggy, the European-designed Opel Insignia, originally scheduled to replace the current Saturn Aura next year, would be rebadged as a Buick.

Sources said that GM plans to bring the 2010 Opel Insignia over the U.S. as a 2010 Buick Regal sedan. However, as Detroit Free Press points out, the Insignia uses the same global front-wheel-drive mid-size platform as the 2010 Buick LaCrosse which goes on sale next year. That would result in a mid-size sedan overload for Buick.

It’s now being reported that GM also considered offering the Insignia as a Cadillac. It is reported that the Insignia would give Cadillac a front-wheel-drive mid-size sedan for buyers that feel unsafe driving on snowy-conditions.

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– By: Kap Shah

Source: Detroit Free Press