German carmaker Opel – now a part of the PSA Group – is introducing its newest X model that will compete in the compact class (C-segment). The new 2018 Opel Grandland X marks another installment of the carmaker’s “7 in 17” product offensive this year.
The introduction of the new Opel Grandland X follows the official reveal of the Opel Crossland X at the Geneva Motor Motor Show in March. It is the third member of the carmaker’s Opel X family, next to Crossland X and Mokka X. However, since it competes in the C-segment, it is around 20 centimeters longer than the Crossland X and Mokka X. Opel is bound to officially reveal the Grandland X at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017. Despite revealing the looks and features of the Grandland X, Opel has yet to unfurl complete details of the compact utility vehicle, and it intends to do that in Frankfurt, Germany.
The positioning of the new Opel Grandland X actually makes it a real rival to the Peugeot 3008. Interestingly, the Opel Grandland X shares its underpinnings with the Peugeot 3008, thanks mainly to a collaboration agreement signed between Opel and the PSA Group in 2012. Nonetheless, the Opel Grandland X looks nothing like the Peugeot 3008. It is also laden with a wide array of new features and equipment that you would expect from a new Opel offering.
In terms of dimensions, the Opel Grandland X measures 4,477 mm long, 1,844 mm wide and 1,636 mm high. Its front end features a bold signature grille with the centrally positioned Opel Blitz logo with chrome winglets. It is flanked below by a chrome skidplate and on the sides by slim, double-wing LED headlamps while the bonnet features the signature Opel crease.
When viewed on the sides, the Opel Grandland X reveals muscular wheel arches and protective cladding on the lower body – as contrasted by clear lines and a refined blade on the lower doors. Likewise, the sides of the new Grandland X are marked by the so-called “breakthrough” C pillar. On the rear, the Grandland X features protective cladding and slim LED taillights as well as a wide silver underride protection with integrated tailpipes on the left and right.
Inside, the new Grandland X comes with an instrument panel and center stack with touchscreen that are both horizontally aligned to the driver. The interior includes elements like AGR-certified ergonomic seats, heated steering wheel as well as seat heating for the front and rear. Thanks to a long wheelbase of 2,675 mm, the new Grandland X is large enough to comfortably accommodate five people. It could also accommodate up to 514 liters of cargo, which could be expanded to 1,652 liters depending on the configuration.
As for the engines, Opel hasn’t announced anything, but expect the carmaker to do so when it formally unveils the Grandland X at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.