Priced beginning from 23,700 Euros, the new 2018 Opel Grandland X joins Opel’s compact crossover SUV lineup. It was showcased during the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Grandland X perfectly combines a sporty character and the spirit of adventure.
It features good all-round visibility, an elevated driving position, a cool off-road look, and modern, dynamic lines typical of an SUV. Add these to the spacious cabin space, a host of technologies, and tons of clever utility functions and you have yourself a solid option in the booming midsize crossover SUV segment.
With short overhangs and taut muscles, the 4.4 meter-long Grandland X’s athletic look boasts of crisp exterior dimensions. Again, it shows its very own style thanks to the available two-color finish.
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Expected to go for sale sometime this fall as a 2018 year model, the Grandland is a welcome addition to the Opel X family. It joins its bestseller Opel Mokka X and Opel Crossland X siblings. Also, the new model expands further the portfolio of Opel in the popular car segment from Zafira to Astra.
Once it hits the markets, the new Grandland X will be available with two engine options, with the least among them generating 118 horsepower and the brawniest generating 128 horsepower. Opel says it’ll be adding large and more powerful engines later at an unconfirmed date. Sending power to the wheels is a choice of either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission, with an eight-speed automatic expected later alongside the larger drivetrains.
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2018 Opel Grandland X Interior Design
“The new Grandland X’s name stands for abundance, independence, and adventure. Its stylish demeanor, crisp dimensions, and abundant high-tech features are guaranteed to cause havoc in the booming compact SUV segment. Besides the sporty design and high-tech offered, it is also available with a boatload of features that ensure passengers feel safe while they enjoy its quality riding feel,” said Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann.
In typical Opel fashion, occupants of the Grandland X enjoy latest convenience, infotainment, and connectivity features. Speaking of connectivity, it comes with features such as Opel Onstar and the latest generation of IntelliLink systems. The Opel Onstar technology allows the driver and passengers to search for parking, book hotel rooms among others.
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Standard features available on the Grandland X include air conditioning, hill start assist, intelligent cruise control, camera-base lane-departure warning, 60/40-split rear folding seat, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The dashboard and instrument panel are driver-centered and clearly laid out. And for an intuitive and faster access to the chassis, climate control, and infotainment, the center stack features three horizontal rows of control. Furthermore, the seats give all occupants premium comfort thanks to high-class haptics.
The seats are also in elevated position thereby easing egress and ingress in addition to offering good exterior visibility. The Grandland X measures 4,477 mm in length, 1,844 in width, 1,636 in height, and 2,675 in wheelbase. The long wheelbase ensures that it offers plenty of space for all of the five passengers. Besides the impressive passenger space, the Grandland X also offers generous luggage space.
Exterior Design Changes
Besides being sporty, the 2018 Opel Grandland X is a cool and robust SUV in most perspectives. The Opel Blitz is boldly highlighted in the front above the skid-plate. The chrome winglets optically widen the front and embrace the brand logo and extend towards the slim, double-wing LED headlamps giving the Grandland X a powerful, solid stance.
Going by the ‘Sculptural Artistry meets German Precision’ mantra, its hood features the marque’s signature crease. Along the sides, elegant lines and rugged SUV charm are the main highlights. For real off-road appeal, the lower body features protective cladding and muscular, sculpted wheel arches.
An extra taste of personalization is given by the optional two-tone finish. The Grandland also stays true to its Opel DNA roots via the refined blade and clear lines on the lower doors.
Rearward, the 2018 Grandland features slim LED taillights, silver underride protection, and wide stance. “The new SUV from Opel looks muscular, sporty, and compact with an exceptional presence and bold design. Our design team burnt the midnight oil in further refining the design philosophy to create an SUV that is an absolute eye-catcher in its class,” said Mark Adams – Vice President of Design.
Engine Specs - 2018 Opel Grandland X
Powering the Grandland X are two engines. The first one is a 1.2L turbocharged gasoline engine capable of making 128 horsepower (130PS) and 170 pounds of torque (230Nm) and returns a combined 43 mpg US/52 mpg UK.
Next up is a 1.6L diesel engine capable of generating 118 horsepower and 221 pounds feet of torque. The fuel economy figures stand at 55mpg US/66MPG UK.
A choice of six-speed automatic and manual transmission is offered. An eight-speed automatic is expected to be offered sometime later at an unconfirmed date.
Standing tall above the portfolio of things offered by the 2018 Opel Grandland X are safety technologies. In this regard, the Grandland is available with Advanced Park Assist, Driver Drowsiness Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and the 360-degree view camera.
Also available is electronic Grip Control. This system, working in conjunction with M&S tires, ensure solid traction even in inclement conditions. Additionally, the driver has five drive modes to work with. These are for sand, wet, mud, and snow surfaces. These modes work by adjusting the throttle response and torque distribution to ensure optimum handling.
2018 Opel Grandland X Release Date & Price
Expected to go for sale sometime this fall, the new Grandland will cost customers 23,700 Euros, tax included, for the entry-level model, which features Hill Start Assist, Road Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Bluetooth connectivity, and air conditioning with particulate and odor filter.
The diesel-powered option will cost 25,500 Euros when it goes for sale. Optional features available include a 360-degree camera system, OnStar connectivity, Forward Collision Warning, Driver Drowsiness Alert, Advanced Park Assist, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, two color finish, adaptive LED headlights, Demon premium sound system, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.