Opel has overhauled its range of models for SUV and crossover. For a start, the range will be recognizable from its name by the fact of incorporating the letter “x” after the name of the model. It all started with the restyling of the Opel Mokka (now known as Mokka X), continued with the presentation of the new crossover B segment called Opel Crossland X and today, for the segment C, have ceased to see the images and data of the new member compact, the Opel Grandland X.
The demand of SUV vehicles is very high, having become long ago in the largest growing segment in the whole of Europe. The most popular are the compact SUVS, where the king remains the Nissan Qashqai. The case is that, although it is a type of vehicle that is in great demand, the competition is also very large. The new Opel Grandland X will have to deal with the aforementioned Qashqai, Seat Ateca, Kia Sportage, Peugeot 3008, Hyundai Tucson, and a long etcetera. But we’re going to get to know this new model:
The Opel Grandland X uses the platform of the Peugeot 3008
Without having conducted, we can almost say that the behavior of the new Opel Grandland X will be pretty good. This is because shares a platform with the Peugeot 3008, which, remember, is the Car of the Year in Europe. Do not think that is the first model developed in conjunction with the purchase of Opel by a part of PSA, but because he already had prior agreements between GM and PSA. The Crossland X also has a lot of the French group.
The Opel Grandland X, which will be officially presented at the Frankfurt show in September, has a outer dimensions of 4.48 meters long, 1,84 wide and 1.64 high. In the meantime, his battle measures 2,67 metres. Speaking of dimensions, this new compact SUV German has a capacity of trunk of 514 liters, expandable to 1.652 if you folded down the back seats.
On the outside we see an image that follows the patterns of the latest models of Opel. The front is clearly recognizable as a car of new bill the mark of the lightning for their generous grille and the brand logo in the center with a “wing” chrome to each side. The lighting, LED daytime draw the double boomerang on each headlamp; a personal details on the models of Opel. The lower area of the front, as well as the steps wheels, running boards and the rear gets protections in a different color to the body to increase its robustness and appearance all way.
side view, at least in the unity shown by the German firm, lets us see the body bittern with floating roof that is already becoming a regular within Opel; having appeared for the first time in the urban Adam, and having been seen also in the Opel Crossland X. The Opel Grandland X would not be less. If we look behind, we will call attention to its prominent lower guard finished in black and also the forms of leaks. drivers lights are LED and, by the way, will remind us of the Opel Astra by its design.
interior Design of Opel
Despite the fact that it is developed in combination with the Peugeot 3008, no one would say comparing the two interior. Far from following a line as futuristic as that of the French model, the Opel Grandland X has continued with the shapes and designs standard of Opel. As we have quoted on several occasions, during testing of vehicles or presentations of any car of this brand, everything is very orderly, clean, intuitive, and easy to visualize.
Pass equipment, where we will not have big news. Simply, It includes all its potential in this model as, for example, seats, AGR, steering wheel heated, IntelliLink with Opel OnStar, wireless charging for smartphones or tailgate of luggage compartment automatic with pass the distance below the same. With respect to the driving aids, more of the same: we have adaptive cruise control, emergency braking automatic pedestrian detection, detector fatigue, vision camera 360, and automatic parking.
Grip Control system, well-known within of the brand Peugeot, also arrives at the Opel Crossland X. it Is an optional that, by using a rotary control, allows the driver to select between several driving modes. The system will act on the brakes of the drive wheels and the engine management one way or the other depending on the selected mode, looking for a bigger motor.
The brand still has not ruled on the engines available on this Opel Grandland X. To be developed on the same platform EMP2 PSA, which uses the Peugeot 3008, we can intuit that it will share most engines. Will be diesel, gasoline, and even expect a hybrid variant plug-in. Little more we can say until the mark confirm.