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25 Oct 2017 15:38 Age: 89 days
Category: Car News, General News

True Contender: The Athletic, Adventurous Opel Grandland X


 

  • Exactly right: Dynamic compact SUV for booming market
  • Chic and spacious: Sporty style with crisp proportions and lots of room
  • Top road grip: IntelliGrip for maximum traction on every surface
  • Safe and relaxing: Ultra-modern assistance systems make driving easier
  • Powerful and economical: Efficient engines ensure lively SUV driving fun
  • First-class price-performance ratio: Top technologies and comfort as standard
  • Head of the family: Third Opel X model after Mokka X and Crossland X

Modern, dynamic lines, a cool off-road look and the elevated seating position with good all-round visibility typical of an SUV, along with a host of top technologies as well as plenty of space and comfort for up to five adventurous passengers – this is the new Opel Grandland X. The newcomer is a true contender in the booming SUV segment. In the compact class alone, the SUV share has increased from seven percent in 2010 to nearly 20 percent today. Ideally equipped, the new Grandland X comes to market as the third member of the Opel X family. It joins its Opel Crossland X and bestseller Opel Mokka X siblings, which both are some 20 centimeters shorter in length. At the same time, the Grandland X expands the extensive Opel portfolio in the very popular compact car segment from Astra to Zafira.

All this comes at an extremely attractive price-performance ratio. After its world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, the new Opel Grandland X will be at dealerships in late October with prices starting at €27,995. It already comes with numerous features on board as standard. These include LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, the camera-based Lane Departure Warning, Road Sign Recognition, intelligent Cruise Control, Hill Start Assist, Radio R 4.0 with Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, air conditioning with particulate and odour filter, comfort seats with numerous adjustment possibilities and a 40:60 split foldable rear seat back. Opel OnStar is already standard from the Edition trim level. The cool, dynamic design of Opel’s new compact SUV makes it a real eye-catcher – even more so with the optional two-color finish.

opel Grandland X at Gowan Navan Road Opel 2

 

Safe driving fun: IntelliGrip, ultra-modern assistance systems and engines

The Grandland X drives as dynamically as it looks and offers one thing above all: safe driving fun all year round and on every surface. This is also thanks to the optional electronic IntelliGrip traction that ensures top road grip in diverse driving situations. The driver has a choice of five driving modes. The system then adapts the torque distribution to the front wheels, allows wheel-spin if necessary, and with the automatic transmission adjusts shift points as well as throttle response. This ensures best traction and stable handling regardless of whether the Grandland X is travelling on snow, mud, sand or wet surfaces.

The Grandland X also features a first-class portfolio of ultra-modern assistance systems that make traveling more relaxing: Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and pedestrian detection, Driver Drowsiness Alert, Advanced Park Assist and the 360° Camera are just some highlights. Optional systems such as Automatic Cruise Control with stop function, which maintains the speed and selected distance to the vehicle ahead and brakes to a full stop or accelerates the Grandland X when required, increase safety even further. The outstanding safety level of the new Grandland X was recently confirmed by Euro NCAP who awarded it five stars.

Opel again delivers on its commitment to leadership in lighting technology, equipping the Grandland X with bright driving light thanks to Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) LED headlamps upon request. Functions such as cornering light, high beam assist and auto levelling guarantee optimal illumination of the road ahead in all situations.

In addition to the optional electronic IntelliGrip traction and many driver assistance systems, the lively engines also contribute to driving fun with the Grandland X. Initially two engines that boast excellent CO2 emissions are available – a real plus for tax savings and economic efficiency. Both engines can be combined with a modern six-speed manual or friction-optimized six-speed automatic transmission and come with Start/Stop as standard.

  • The 1.2 litre all-aluminum Turbo petrol direct injection engine delivers 96 kW/130 hp and maximum torque of 230 Nm from 1,750 rpm(NEDC fuel consumption: urban 6.4-6.0 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.9-4.5 l/100 km, combined 5.5-5.1 l/100 km, 127-117 g/km CO2).
  • The 1.6-litre diesel with 88 kW/120 hp provides maximum torque of 300 Nm from 1,750 rpm (NEDC fuel consumption: urban 5.1-4.7 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.2-3.5 l/100 km, combined 4.6-4.0 l/100 km, 118-104 g/km CO2).
  • For customers looking for even more power, Opel will be expanding the Grandland X powertrain portfolio in the near future, also with a top diesel.
  • In addition, a new eight-speed automatic transmission will enhance the portfolio.

Sporty, elegant, comfortable: This is how a modern SUV should look

In addition to the lively driving performance, the elegant styling, high-grade and comfortable interior as well as comprehensive infotainment technology all contribute to the feel-good atmosphere.

At 4,477 millimeters long, 1,856 millimetres wide (without door mirrors) and 1,609 millimetres high, the new Opel Grandland X is a cool, robust SUV from every perspective of its sporty presence. In the front above the skidplate the bold grille proudly displays the Opel Blitz. The chrome winglets embrace the brand logo and flow outwards to the slim, double-wing LED headlamps, optically widening the front and giving the Grandland X a powerful, solid stance. The hood features the signature Opel crease – an expression of the Opel design philosophy ‘Sculptural Artistry meets German Precision’.

 

Its side views echo the attractive combination of rugged SUV appeal and elegant lines. Muscular, sculpted wheel arches and protective cladding on the lower body give the Grandland X real off-road appeal. In contrast, clear lines and the refined blade on the lower doors identify the new Grandland X as a member of the Opel family. Optional two-tone finish with the roof in contrasting black adds an extra touch of personalization. Its smooth flow into the rest of the body is emphasized by the “breakthrough” C pillar, which also creates a dynamic bond to the rear. The rear view of the Grandland X shows down to the smallest detail what real SUV design means: wide stance, silver underride protection with integrated tailpipes on the left and right, and above that protective cladding and slim LED taillights underline the newcomer’s sporty, muscular character.

 

 

The high quality continues in the interior: the instrument panel and centre stack with touchscreen are clearly laid out and horizontally aligned to the driver. The centre stack has three horizontal rows of controls for fast and intuitive access to infotainment, climate control and chassis functions. The interior surfaces have a high-quality look and feel, giving the driver and passengers a feeling of well-being and comfort in all seats. They benefit from the SUV-typical elevated seating position that facilitates ingress/egress and ensures good visibility. The optional panorama glass sunroof floods the interior with light and provides excellent skyward visibility. Typical first-class Opel comfort is ensured by the optional AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs) certified ergonomic seats as well as a heated steering wheel and seat heating front and rear.

 Opel Grandland X at Gowan Navan Road Opel

 

The long wheelbase of 2,675 millimeters adds to the airy interior feeling and ensures that up to five people enjoy generous space in the compact class SUV. And with a load volume of 514 to 1,652 litres for luggage and sport equipment, the new Opel SUV is even on a par with extremely spacious compact class station wagons. Depending on trim variant, access to the luggage compartment is very easy and comfortable with the sensor-controlled tailgate that opens and closes automatically with a simple kicking movement.

In typical Opel fashion, Grandland X drivers and passengers enjoy top connectivity with the latest generation of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible IntelliLink systems as well as the personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar including Wi-Fi Hotspot[1] and new services such as booking hotel rooms[2] and searching for parking[3]. Smartphones can even be charged wirelessly via inductive charging. For music fans who want to enjoy a top sound experience, a Denon premium sound system with eight loudspeakers and subwoofer is available.

 

[1] OnStar Services require activation and account with OnStar Europe Ltd. Wi-Fi Hotspot Services require account with nominated network operator. Charges apply after expiry of applicable trial periods. All services subject to mobile network coverage and availability. Check [LOCAL SITE] for service limitations and charges.

[2] Via Booking.com. E-Mail address and credit card required.

[3] Via Parkopedi


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