Can The New Opel Grandland X Challenge The SUV Establishment?

Up until recently, Opel/Vauxhall lagged behind in the popular crossover segment, as the Antara was discontinued and its sole offering was the sub-compact Mokka.

However, things have changed in the meantime, and the automaker offers not only an updated version of the Mokka, but also two new crossovers: the Crossland X and Grandland X.

The latter is the largest of the three and shares its underpinnings and engines with the latest Peugeot 3008. Just like its French counterpart, and unlike rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca that have all-wheel drive variants, it is solely front-wheel drive. There is a ‘Grip Control’ system available, though, which adjusts the traction control and stability settings depending on the road surface, and for most of its buyers it’ll probably do just fine.

Inside, the Grandland X has an upscale feel thanks to the soft touch materials, glossy black bits and aluminum trim, and rear legroom is okay.

On the downside, Opel’s SUV could learn a thing or two from the Ateca and Qashqai in terms of offering a comfortable ride and reduced road and wind noise.

WhatCar reviewed the Grandland X, and you can see the details, and their verdict, in the video that follows.

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  • brn

    11 second 0-60.
    Bobs around on the road.
    Small cargo capacity.
    FWD only.

    It may have some things going for it, but this “suv” would flop in the US.

    • Marty

      Just like most US cars flop in Europe.

      But was this car even intended to be rebadged for the US?

      • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

        that opel is not a GM product, its PSA, built at the same platform as the new peugeot 3008.

        • Marty

          Yes, it’s based on 3008, but still a GM product (the result of a cooperation with PSA), from before Opel was sold. But in this business it’s hard to define what brand a car “really” is. Especially in the world of GM.

          But my main point is maybe that it’s a product for the European market, so what the US market thinks of it is highly irrelevant.

          • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

            yes i belive so, this is suvs made for the european marked ,since chevrolet and buick not are sold in europe they must make som atractive suvs for the european marked.

  • HG504

    I love the comment section of WhatCar videos on YT. People don’t really care much for the car but instead are more interested in Rebecca. I wonder why.

    • brn

      In this video, it’s an easy choice. The car doesn’t have much going for it. 😉

      • HG504

        I’m with you on that one bud.

  • Bash

    No, but she can.

  • Dariush

    at least Opel has tried. Fca is as irrelevant as it gets, instead. Fiat is basically inexistent in Europe apart from the italian feud.

    • Matt Johnson

      You meant nonexistent.

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