The new and improved Opel Grandland X is out, and this large SUV is something the European market did not know they would need. Now measuring at 14.7 feet (4.48 meters) in length, the three-row Grandland X fits five passengers comfortably and has a total cargo capacity of 18 cubic-feet (514 liters). The question now is if there will be a performance variant.
X-Tomi Design artists have come up with an OPC (Opel Performance Center) variant for the Grandland X SUV - something a lot of us wouldn’t expect. And it looks pretty good. You might remember OPC from the Astra to the Insignia. It has a bolder face with its distinctive grille and new vents. It comes with a signature OPC-designed wheels wrapped with metal sheet. Overall, the body has been lowered significantly. Equipped with the new Adaptive Forward Lighting LED headlamps, the SUV ensures a more comfortable drive in the dark with brighter driving light and cornering light.
The Grandland X stands for adventure, independence, and abundance - with technology that makes it safe and fun. Karl Thomas Neumann, Opel CEO says that they will ensure that the SUV gets an “I want it” factor.
With five driving modes, the SUV is safe to drive all-year round - from snow, mud, sand, or wet surfaces, thanks to the Grip Control that comes as an option. The driving modes work hand in hand with torque distribution to the front wheels, shift points, traction, and throttle response.
First class assist features come with the Grandland X including Adaptive Control with pedestrian detection, Driver Drowsiness Alert, Advanced Park Assist, and a 360-degree Camera. The newest version of IntelliLink system works with Opel OnStar - this helps the driver in booking hotels and searching for parking with ease. Wireless smartphone charging will also be a feature here via inductive charging.
All these are offered alongside with the comfort the SUV provides as it comes with AGR-certified ergonomic seats, a heated steering wheel, heated driver and passenger seats.
Since the Grandland is Opel’s flagship SUV model, we are guessing that it would carry a V6 powertrain that yields 350 horsepower (260 kilowatts). But that has not yet been confirmed by the company. But with the OPC treatment, it might actually have an even powerful engine.
However, we are not certain if the Grandland will get a pure OPC makeover. It’s unsure if it will be like the Insignia, which has already been confirmed by the company to be getting the performance treatment.
The Grandland X, perfectly positioned in the lineup, will be out in the market by fall 2017, as the third member of the Opel X family.