Opel is continuing its flood of new product with the intent to debut seven new vehicles through the year 2017. Here, we have the next all-new Opel, following the Opel Crossland X, meet the Opel Grandland X.
This is not the first new product from Opel under PSA Groupe ownership, but it does, in fact, have French underpinnings. Both the Crossland X and Grandland X ride on PSA platforms as part of a previous strategic partnership signed by GM and PSA. Specifically, the Grandland X is essentially a Peugeot 3008.
We will say, it looks pretty great, especially in this electric blue hue, but let’s dive into some details.
The Grandland X measures in at 14.7 feet long and six feet wide to become the largest crossover offering for Opel; the Mokka X and Crossland X are some eight inches shorter. Boasting the latest bout of “sculptural artistry meets German precision” design, the Grandland X wears a familiar face, although, the lines look much more polished on a larger vehicle than the slightly more scrunched Crossland X. The two-tone color scheme is also optional.
Inside, it’s much of the same from recent Opel cockpit design, too. That’s not a bad thing. Crisp, horizontal lines are laid out on the center stack with a flush touchscreen unit for the driver and houses seating for five passengers altogether. Storage and cargo space is abundant with 58.3 cubic feet of total capacity.
Technical specifications haven’t been revealed just yet, but expect a host of diesel and petrol powertrains to be available.
However, Opel did reveal the Grandland X will be equipped with what it calls “Grip Control.” The system offers five select driving modes for all conditions and adapts the torque distribution to the front wheels, allowing wheelspin if necessary, while the automatic transmission adjusts shift points as well as throttle response. Opel says snow, mud, sand or wet surfaces are dispatched with relative ease.
We’ll know more about the Grandland X as it prepares for its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this coming September.