When it was announced in January, the Opel Crossland X was seen as an actual rival to the Renault Captur and the Peugeot 2008. Yet, the Opel Crossland X (Vauxhall Crossland X for its United Kingdom-bound version) shares its underpinnings with the Peugeot 2008, thanks to a collaboration agreement inked between Opel and the PSA Group in 2012.
In a twist of fate, the new Opel Crossland X will be a part of the PSA Group – a result of the impending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall by the French carmaker from General Motors. PSA’s acquisition of Opel from GM was very big news, and thanks to that, a lot of attention has been given to the new model that would mark a new beginning for the would-be larger French company. Following the footsteps of its Opel siblings, the new Opel Crossland X is now bound to enter the sub-compact crossover market, and it is slightly cheaper than the Peugeot 2008. In fact, the new Opel Crossland X could now be availed in Germany at a starting price of €16,850 (RRP including VAT in Germany).
Interested customers may choose to power their Crossland X with any of the three 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engines or any of the two 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel mills. The three 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engines include a unit delivering 60 kW (81 hp) of max output; a turbocharged mill providing 81 kW (110 hp) in output and 205 Nm of peak torque; and a turbocharged powerplant generating 96 kW (130 hp) of output and 230 Nm of torque.
The diesel lineup, meanwhile, includes a 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine that is able to develop 73 kW (99 hp) of max output and 254 Nm of peak torque as well as a more powerful turbocharged version that could generate up to 88 kW (120 hp) of output and at most 300 Nm of torque.
The most powerful gasoline-powered version of the new Opel Crossland X – locked to a six-speed manual transmission – could sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 9.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 206 km/h. On the other hand, the most powerful diesel-powered version of the Opel Crossland X – which comes with a six-speed manual transmission – could dash from 80 km/h to 120 km/h (mid-range acceleration) in 10.5 seconds on the way to reaching a maximum speed of 186 km/h.
Starting at the Edition trim level, the Opel OnStar comes as standard on the Opel Crossland X. Opel OnStar offers telematics services like 24-hour Emergency Call Service and remote control operation of door locks, as well as a new personal service that allows passengers to contact the Opel OnStar advisor for booking a hotel or finding a parking space.