Opel Grandland X debuts, coming to UAE
After the acquisition by PSA, Opel released the all-new Crossland X a few months ago at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, although clearly it was in development long before the French takeover. The Crossland X is a small crossover based on the Peugeot 2008. Opel has now taken the Peugeot 3008 as a stencil to create a bigger version called the Grandland X.
The design of the Grandland X is largely similar to the Crossland X, but more than 200mm longer. This liberates more space in the interior. The cargo space at the back has been hiked by 104 litres to 514 litres. This can be increased to 1652 litres if the rear seats are folded down.
The Grandland X does not miss out on any of Opel’s tech add-ons, with adaptive cruise control, heated steering wheel, electric tailgate, wireless charging, optional full-LED adaptive headlights and more. GM’s Onstar service is also available.
Opel did not reveal any details about the engines. It is highly likely that powertrains will be picked up from Opel’s parts bin along with a few units shared with other models from the PSA family. All-wheel-drive is not available with the Grandland X as well as the smaller Crossland X, despite what the names might suggest. But a Grip Control system will work to increase grip as and when needed.
Five driving modes are offered for the driver to choose from. In the cars equipped with an automatic transmission, the system will also adjust shift points and throttle response.
The public debut for the Opel Grandland X is slated for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It should appear in the UAE by next summer.