Mark Adams, Vice President of Design for Opel, has had a heck of task rebuilding the brand’s design credibility in Europe. Now, just as Opel is unloaded on PSA Group, we’re finally beginning to see what Opel has been striving for in terms of design.
The phrase “sculptural artistry meets German precision” has long been Opel’s guiding light, and Adams is confident the 2018 Crossland X meets the motif and then some. It’s a fair statement, seeing the 2018 Opel Crossland X borrows heavily from the recently refreshed Mokka X and even the 2018 Insignia Grand Sport.
Opel’s signature winged grille and headlamps are present up front, as is the sculpted crease in the side of the Crossland X, all playing into Opel’s design motif. At the rear, the taillamps position was designed to mimic a more rugged SUV of sorts. We’re not sure about that claim, but that’s from Opel, not us.
Overall, the Crossland X is a good looking crossover, even if its Meriva beginnings still show through in some places. But, with CUVs on the up and up, replacing the Meriva MPV with this new nameplate is likely just what the doctor ordered. Have a look at Adam’s walkthrough in the video up above.