Earlier this year, German automaker Opel revealed their largest SUV to date, the Grandland X as it made its debut online. The SUV, a European exclusive, comes in a sophisticated new look and shares some of its genes with the Peugeot 3008.
Having said that, the Opel has pretty impressive measurements of 14.7 feet (4.48 meters) with a cargo space of 18 cubic-feet (514 liters) to fit all your extra large luggage. That’s very close to the Peugeot’s 18.3 cubic-feet (520 liter) cargo capacity and its length of 14.5 feet (4.42 metres). With these specs, you're probably expecting a hefty price tag that comes with it. The good news is that the Opel Grandland X actually costs less than its Peugeot counterpart, with a starting price of €23,700 (£20,890) including VAT versus the €25,995 (£22,910) Peugeot.
That price comes with a 1.2 liter turbocharged gas engine that can carry out 130 horsepower (96 kilowatts) and 169 pound-feet (230 Newton-metres) of torque. If you are not keen on getting a gasoline engine, you can opt for the 1.6 liter diesel option producing 120 horsepower (88 kW), and 221 pound-feet (300 Nm) of torque for a starting price of €26,500 (£23,335). But if neither of those options are up to your liking, then that is not a problem as Opel is developing a variant that has "more power" that should be out in the market soon.
Like many other cars in the market now, the Grandland X comes with safety features including lane departure warning, road sign recognition, forward collision warning, park assist 360-degree camera, hill start assist, and driver drowsiness alert. Other technological features like Bluetooth compatibility and the 40:60 split foldable rear seats also come standard. For an even better ride, customers can acquire the adaptive cruise control for €800, and a panoramic sunroof for €700 as options.
If you are interested to check out the Opel Grandland X to see how much space it can accommodate, then you can head over to Frankfurt Motor Show in September, before they arrive at showrooms. The SUV can be customized as buyers pre-order their Grandland X online or at local dealerships even before it makes its debut.
In other news, Opel plans to build its brand in the South African market. In the last five years, they have launched 13 new vehicles in the local market, including the new Opel Crossland X that will be launched in the second half of this year, and the Opel Grandland X that should be available by next year.