Although a flagship SUV is in the pipeline, Opel’s crossover family is bigger than ever, as it consists of three models, namely the Mokka X, Crossland X and Grandland X.
The latter is basically the automaker’s version of the Peugeot 3008, and it arrived after the PSA takeover. It goes against the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca, it’s decent to look at, and the interior is nice, though quite predictable.
Rear legroom is not one of its strong points, but headroom is just fine and it can sit three adults at the back if necessary, according to CarsIreland’s review. At the front, things are quite different, as the seats are comfortable and suitable for long journeys, and even if the styling might not be on the same level with its French cousin, it’s not bad either.
The Grandland X gets the brand’s latest infotainment system equipped with OnStar, a personal assistant that transmits details such as the location of the car to the emergency services in the event of, say, an accident. The feature can also be used for other, less important purposes, like finding out where the nearest pizza place is.
On the move, the brand’s largest SUV is comfortable, even if there is some body roll, but with the turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol engine, it’s not the sportiest of SUVs. Moreover, all-wheel drive isn’t available even as an option, so you only get FWD, but there’s the Grip Control system that adjusts traction control and stability depending on the road surface.
On the other hand, this is an SUV that will barely, if ever, leave the tarmac, thus the lack of AWD is not necessarily a negative – but perhaps we should see what this review has to say about the Grandland X in general in the video that follows.