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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