Opel Grandland X Earns Five-Star NCAP Safety Rating: Video6
The Opel Grandland X is the brand’s newcomer to the booming crossover segment in Europe, and it earned its safety credentials with flying colors.
Following Europe’s NCAP crash testing, the Opel Grandland X was awarded five stars overall. The crossover earned “good” assessments in four key areas to walk away with the five-star rating.
Additionally, Opel offers automatic emergency braking as an optional feature. NCAP also found the system to work well. Opel’s CUV may also be had with driver drowsiness alert, which can detect signs of driver fatigue and suggest taking a break from driving.
As an additional measure of safety, Opel OnStar is present to provide backup in emergency situations. Of course, Opel OnStar can also do other things, such as provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, or book hotel rooms on the fly.
Have a look at the crash test in the accompanying video above.
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Good result, gets the Grandland X off to good start.
David, a good start is a good result & high safety rating is also a must however I’m convinced the market demand for SUV’s will decline, most are 2wd, most seat 5 & therefore most if not all don’t do anything a C segment hatchback don’t do. I recon the bigger ones will still sell strongly for those that NEED such a veichles (such as Land Rover Discovery type), I cannot see these smaller type veichles lasting the course because they offer nothing different & cannot better the car.
I’m not a fan, but if compact SUVs are simply a passing fad… they’re taking their time in passing. Certainly the absence of a competitive SUV proposition other than the Mokka has hurst Vauxhall / Opel over the past decade.
I think compact SUVs and crossovers are here to stay. Compared with a ‘standard’ car, they do offer better visibility, are much easier to negotiate with kids – especially putting car seats in and out – and do tend to provide more usable space than a regular car… just compare a Vauxhall Mokka with a Corsa for instance.
Like I said, I’m no fan, but different horses for different courses and all that.
Justjohn, I’d go as far to say they are not cars. They have no better visabilty than a normal car & as for all the extra space it’s a waste if all it’s for is to volunteer to shift somebody else’s bed, or to lug a fridge a extra 6″ just to get it in the boot. I have 3 kids, & two cars (one large, one medium) & I don’t get why people want to use their cars like vans.
I dislike SUVs but this is a lot better than Equinox.
Opel needed these vehicles three years ago to better battle Ford and Renault.
This current line up well make money by 2020.
A,B,C,D & E segments still account for about 60% of the market so although it has been said absence from the SUV market has hurt maybe true but what is also true is we’ve had four terrible models in the past that’s come from sticking a badge on just to be in the segment, some with successes one that didn’t famously want to be sold, all have the same thing in common in that it did harm to the brand in various different ways. Not that I’m saying this model is bad to the contry it looks very competitive, it’s just I think as previously mentioned it’s 3 years too late & I think the SUV craze is coming to a end.