Opel added a new compact crossover SUV to its lineup in the form of the 2018 Opel Grandland X, which lost to the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model will also be sold as Vauxhall in the UK.
The new Opel Grandland X is a cool and sturdy SUV from every point of view of its sporty presence. Above the skid plate, the Bold Grid proudly displays the Opel Blitz. The chrome vanes feature the brand logo and flow to the narrow double-finned LED headlights, broadening the front optically and giving the Grandland X a strong, solid position. The hood is embellished with the characteristic Opel fold, an expression of Opel’s design philosophy “Sculptural art meets German precision”.
Its side views echo the seductive combination of rugged SUV charm and elegant lines. Sculpted, muscular wheel arches and low-profile protectors on the lower body give the Grandland X a real off-road appeal. On the other hand, the clear lines and the refined blade on the lower doors identify the new Grandland X as a member of the Opel family. The optional two-tone finish with the contrasting black roof adds an extra touch of personalization. Its fluid flow in the rest of the body is underlined by the “C” pillar, which also creates a dynamic link to the back. The rear view of the Grandland X shows in great detail what a true SUV stands for: wide position, silver underrun protection with left and right integrated tailpipes, and protective lining and LED taillamps highlighting the sporty and sporty newcomer.
The Opel Grandland X radiates the same quality inside: the dashboard and the center console with touch screen are clearly arranged and aligned horizontally with the driver. The central stack features three rows of horizontal controls for quick and intuitive access to infotainment, climate control and chassis. The interior surfaces are characterized by high-quality haptics that give the driver and passengers a feeling of well-being and comfort in all seats. They benefit from the high seating position typical of the SUV, which facilitates entry / exit and ensures good visibility. Its 2,675 millimeter long wheelbase also ensures that the compact class SUV has plenty of room for up to five people. And the trunk of a cargo volume ranging from 514 to a maximum of 1,652 liters offers a generous space for luggage and sports equipment. With all these features, the Opel Grandland X can compete with the largest and most spacious wagons.
The Opel Grandland X 2018 fits perfectly into the growing European SUV segment and offers a range of powertrains from a 1.2-liter, 130-horsepower, 1.2-liter gasoline engine. A 1.6-liter turbo-diesel making 120 horsepower is optional. Opel says it will add larger and more powerful engines at a later date. The Grandland X is offered with a choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, with an 8-speed automatic transmission coming later with the larger engines. Price starting from 23 700 euros.