While the PSA group has only recently acquired Opel / Vauxhall, the two companies had synergies way before that – which is most obvious in the latest crop of Opel crossovers – the Crossland X and now the all-new Grandland X.
Opel does a great job with both models of hiding the PSA connection, while both the Crossland X and Grandland X look to share the same philosophy. The design has been adapted for the larger dimensions, sitting at 4.48 meters long. Opel now has three crossovers in its family – with the latter being more than 20 centimeters longer than its smaller brother and thus coming with a lot more cabin space. The Grandland X is also well suited for long family trips, with trunk space up 104 liters to 514 liters with the rear seats in place compared to the Crossland X. You can fold them and get up to 1,652 liters – which is 397 liters more for your luggage.
While related to the 3008, the Grandland X gets all the new Opel perks – adaptive cruise control and heated steering wheel to electric tailgate and wireless charging, the company’s OnStar service or the optional full-LED adaptive headlights and the ergonomic front seats certified by AGR. Unfortunately, the PSA connection is a failure with one respect – the Mokka X is the only one in the crossover family getting AWD. The Grandland X has to do with the Grip Control system, and more technical details will be available when it publicly debuts in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.