Introducing the Opel Grandland X
Opel has revealed the largest of its SUVs, the Grandland X that will officially debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The Grandland X will sit above the Opel Mokka X and the recently revealed Crossland X in the brand’s SUV range. The Grandland is set to rival cars like the Volkswagen Tiguan, Nissan Qashqai and the Hyundai Tucson.
The new five-seat SUV has the same underpinnings as the Peugeot 3008 and being 200mm longer than the Opel Crossland X and slighter wider and longer than the Mokka X, but not as high, it comes with ‘generous luggage space’ (514 litres in the boot and 1 652 litres with the seats down).
Opel haven’t yet revealed the engine line-up for the Grandland X but it expected to be powered by a selection of turbocharged engines from the PSA Group and General Motors ranges. Possibly a 1.5-litre petrol entry-level variant and a range topping 2.0-litre diesel version.
Front-wheel drive will be standard and the brand’s electronic ‘Grip Control’, which it says ‘ensures traction in diverse driving situations’, will be offered as an option
Driver assist technology in the Grandland X will include automatic emergency braking, park assist, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection and a driver drowsiness detector.
There’s no indication yet whether the Grandland X will be offered in South Africa.