The Insignia is well known throughout the world in various guises. It's badged as an Opel in Europe, Vauxhall in the UK, Chevrolet Vectra in South America, and a Buick Regal in the US and China. This latest version is designed solely for law enforcement officials in the UK. It's been developed with the Intelligent Transportations Systems Working Group of the Association of Chief Police Officers in the UK.
This same vehicle was also recently unveiled at the annual exposition of the Home Office Scientific Development Branch by Vauxhall. The Insignia police cruiser sports a new feature called Single Vehicle Architecture, which refers to a standardized electronics system that will allow police equipment manufacturers to install special equipment without having to go through the hassle of rewiring the car. Some examples of installed equipment introduced are automatic license plate recognition systems and data recorders, as well as the usual sirens and communications equipment.