The biggest Opel SUV in the future will stand the face of its smallest. There are also more technology options.
Holger Holzer (SPX)
With a new face for the brand at the fore and an expanded range of technology, the Opel Grandland is entering the second half of its life. The compact SUV now has the ‘Vizor’ radiator grille that was introduced in the smaller Mokka, which is flanked by two newly designed headlights. The rear has been modified as well, with the model name now embossed confidently in the middle of the loading compartment flap. And without the “X” that has been added yet that disappears during upload.
The technology has also been revised. New to the range, among other things, are the matrix LED headlights, which are intended to provide a particularly flexible illumination of the road. In addition, an infrared night vision system is available that makes it easy to identify animals and pedestrians in the dark. The new operating concept, also adopted from Mokka, moves into the cockpit; Analog buttons, switches, and instruments disappear in favor of touch screen controls and digital instruments.
Opel does not yet provide complete information on the drive range. However, Grandland is likely to be based on the Peugeot 3008 sister model, which was launched last year. Accordingly, in addition to diesel and gasoline engines, there should be two types of hybrids with a power of up to 181 hp. The basic version with 225 hp and only one electric motor has front wheel drive, and the more powerful version with a second electric unit on the rear axle with 300 hp and all-wheel drive. Prices will probably go up a bit, but they’ll still start at around €25,200.
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