Have you been thinking of getting your hands on a Grandland X crossover, but you hesitate because it isn’t powerful enough for you? Well, you always have the option to head to an aftermarket tuner to have it modified or you can opt for Opel’s new solution. You could get the flagship 2.0 liter diesel in the model’s engine lineup, paired exclusively with an eight-speed automatic gearbox for a price of €37,320.
Let us get into its major details. First of all, the new trim is able to generate 177 horsepower (130 kilowatts) at 3,750 rpm, as well as a peak torque of 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-metres) at low 2,000 rpm. So far, it acts as the automaker’s most powerful engine available for the Grandland X. For the sake of comparison, it has 47 horsepower (35 kilowatts) more than the current Grandland X with the 1.2 liter turbo gasoline unit that carries out 130 horsepower (96 kilowatts) and 169 pound-feet (230 Newton metres) of torque. That should be enough power to give the freedom-loving crossover all the power it needs.
If you are a speed lover, like many of us are, this upgrade should keep you satisfied. It can do the 0-62 mile per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) sprint in 9.1 seconds. But as an SUV owner, what you would really prioritize is the maximum trailer load, and this model can carry up to two tons. When it comes to efficiency, the NEDC measured that the vehicles need about 4.8 to 4.9 liters for every 100 kilometers (48-49 miles per gallon) on average, combined with corresponding CO2 emissions of 126-128 grams CO2 per kilometer.
Other than its performance features and the engine’s capabilities, the Grandland X also receives a new top-of-the range trim level. Customers can choose the optional Ultimate trim level which starts at €34,240 that is compatible with all engine options. This package adds some interesting features to the car including 19-inch wheels, certified ergonomic seats with heating, Denon premium sound system, adaptive LED headlights, 360-degree camera, and aluminum sports pedals.
Similar to other Grandland X version, the Ultimate can be optionally equipped with the electronic IntelliGrip traction with five available driving modes. If you don’t know what this is, it automatically adapts the torque distribution to the front wheels and even allows the wheel to spin if that is necessary. The only bad news we have for those interested in a Grandland X is that the models are not available in an AWD system.
Do you think that Opel’s new engine option is enough reason to get yourself a Grandland X already? We don’t know how much this would cost just yet, but at least you don’t have to spend extra on an aftermarket tuner.