Opel/Vauxhall Insignia named 2009 COTY in Europe

While things may not be going so well for GM on the stateside, the brand’s new 2009 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia was named the Car of the Year 2009 by a panel of car journalists from 23 countries. Journalists praised the car as being “truly revolutionary for the brand.”

“We are extremely proud the Insignia has been named Car of the Year,” said Hans Demant, Managing Director of Opel and Vice President of Engineering for General Motors Europe. “This is confirmation of the hard work of our designers, engineers and workers; and their commitment to quality that makes the Insignia a true flagship for our brand.”

The Insignia was picked from a tough range of 37 contenders in this year’s competition. 21 out of 23 journalists voted to place the Insignia as number one. Journalists take everything from design, safety, handling and performance into consideration

The Opel/Vauxhall will be the basis for the next-generation for the Saturn Aura – that’s if all goes well for GM.

Opel Insignia Sedan: