Opel Grandland X Debuts As Brand’s C-Segment Stunner10
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.
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Looks Audi; nice but Envision would have sold equally well.
Opel will turn a profit this year due to new product and PSA will be pimped as brilliant.
What skyline is this supposed to be in the pictures background?
Is it a real-world one or a photoshopped one?
It looks like Los Angeles.
To me looks like a Hyundai & Mitsubishi mash up.
Also the Peugoet 2008 was just a rebadged Mitsi ASX with some interior upgrades…
You just hate it sure to the PSA deal. Grandland looks nothing like Hyundai and a lot better than Envision.
Opel is putting together one of the most well designed line ups in Europe. Now was not time to sell.
Huh? “You just hate it sure to the PSA deal.” Speak English.
https://www.hyundaiusa.com/santa-fe-sport/index.aspx Check out the bumper chin treatment and spotlight shapes…Are you blind? Of course this is a mash up. It was done by Hyundai in MY2016.
No, the Peugeot 2008 is not a rebadged Mitsubishi. It is a proper Peugeot on a PSA platform. However, the Peugeot 4007 was a rebadged Mitsubishi Outlander and the Peugeot 4008 was a rebadged Mitsubishi ASX. The same goes for the Citroën versions of the same cars.
… and further PSA-Mitsubishi cooperation is as good as excluded given that Mitsubishi Motors is not part of the Renault-Nissan alliance. Nissan took 34% of Mitsubishi Motors and Carlos Ghosn is CEO or President of Mitsubishi Motors.
” given that Mitsubishi Motors is not part of the Renault-Nissan alliance” — what a typo!
I meant of course the opposite, namely that Mitsubishi Motors is NOW part of the Renault-Nissan alliance.
For one, all cars tend to look more or less the same.
In this special case, some clues might come from the information that the “Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center” (http://www.hmetc.com/) is located in … Rüsselsheim, Germany, just next to the Opel factory and technical development center.
And one can assume as sure that a number of Opel engineers who had been pushed out of Opel by the various waves of GM cost cutting measures with reducing the workforce have hired at the HMETC.
And they can’t avoid to meet in the pubs, in sports clubs, while shopping here and there in the city of Rüsselsheim and surroundings.