Opel officially announces name of third crossover – Grandland X image

The German automaker has decided to catch up with practically everyone else in the booming SUV segment, so alongside the already launched Mokka X and upcoming Crossland X there will be a third offering – Grandland X.

Opel has decided to catch up to the competition after some slouching (read financial woes) so they have a very ambitious strategy of introducing a total of 29 models to the market by the end of the decade – including the flagship Insignia and two new SUVs. The third crossover in the family will be named Grandland X and will reach the dealerships fall next year, being about the same size as a Tiguan – using a common platform with the similarly-sized Astra and Zafira. According to the company the new SUV will have “the coolness of a SUV with a high level of driving dynamics” and will focused on active owners.

The styling will “cleverly” combine “ruggedness with elegance,” while “the interior design concept will offer plenty of comfort paired with a high level of practicality.” “The name Opel Grandland X stands for an adventurous type always prepared to explore something new – in both an urban or rural environment. Our new crossover model looks fantastic and will help excite new customers for the Opel brand,” commented Opel CMO Tina Müller. Ahead of the Grandland X introduction the brand will take the wraps off the smaller Crossland X, which interestingly has about the same size and shares the segment with the Mokka X – because it will in fact replace the slow selling Meriva MPV.