New 2018 Opel Grandland X SUV revealed

Posted on Jul 30, 2017 by

The 2018 Grandland X is the first new arriving built on top of Peugeot-Citroën architecture

2018 Opel Grandland X SUV

Now that General Motors has offloaded its European brand Opel to the French with the Peugeot-Citroën group (PSA) spending some $2.5 billion in the transaction, we can have a glimpse as to what the future holds with the latest Opel Grandland X.

Set to make its public premiere at September’s Frankfurt motor show, the Grandland X sits on a modular platform developed by PSA in a previous short-lived technical partnership with GM before the German Opel brand changed hands. The car, then, shares its underpinnings with stuff such as the Peugeot 3008 and 5008, as well as the Citroën C5 Aircross and DS 7 Crossback.

2018 Opel Grandland X SUV

The German take on things looks like a compact, five-seater SUV that claims to set new class standard in safety equipment, with the launch of Opel’s Driver Drowsiness Alert function, plus kit like a forward collision warning system, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and an advanced parking assist system. In Europe, where the car will go on sale early next year, the Grandland X will start from just over AED100,000.

Opel says its latest SUV will have a hands-free power tailgate, and a total of 1,652 liters of cargo capacity with the split rear seats folded, but slightly less interior passenger room than its French cousins offer.

2018 Opel Grandland X SUV

At launch the Grandland X will come with a choice of diesel and petrol engine options, the latter being a 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder developing 130 horsepower at 5,500rpm, and 230Nm of torque, driving only the front-wheels via an automatic or manual six-speed transmission. Zero to 100km/h is up in just over nine seconds and the 1.2-tonne (quoted kerb weight) crossover will top out at a little more than 200km/h.

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