Report: Next gen Cadillac XTS to share platform with future Opel Insignia

WorldCarFans reports that Opel’s current CEO, Thomas Sedran, has announced that the next generation Opel Insignia—which is sent here as the Buick Regal—will be sharing its backbone with the next generation Cadillac XTS.

The expected time frame for the next generation Cadillac XTS and Opel Insignia is near the end of the decade. Additionally, since the Opel Insignia is the Buick Regal over here, it’s sensible to postulate the possibility that the next generation Regal should see the day of light around the same time.

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In addition to the new word about the new Opel Insignia, Opel will also be unveiling its next generation Corsa at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Sales are slated for April in 2014.

The Opel Antara will follow in the spring of 2015 and will utilize GM’s Delta II platform.

Refresher: Power for the 2013 Cadillac XTS comes from a 3.6 liter V6 (LFX) engine making an estimated 300-hp. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and a front or all-wheel-drive layout. The Haldex all-wheel-drive system has an electronic limited-slip differential that splits torque between the rear wheels. Along with Magnetic Ride Control, the 2013 XTS borrows the Brembo braking from Caddy’s V-Series high performance models. Prices start at $44,995.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: WorldCarFans