Opel Grandland X Gets Muddy Trying To Prove It Can Go Off-Roading

Essentially a re-engineered version of the latest Peugeot 3008, the Opel Grandland X is a front-wheel drive compact crossover.

This means that, despite the generous ground clearance, customers will have to make do without all-wheel drive, low-range gearbox, long-travel suspension and other features that come with classic off-roaders.

For the most part, that’s quite okay, given that crossover buyers don’t really want to leave the comfort of tarmac anyway, but the company wants to portray it as not being afraid to leave the beaten track.

Instead of AWD, Opel’s SUV has the Grip Control system that adjusts traction and stability according to the surface, but still, it’s not the kind of ride you want to be sitting in on a muddy course. Even if you do, you probably won’t be smiling the whole time, like the young woman driving the Grandland X in the following video.

Also Read: New Grandland X To Become Opel’s First Plug-In Hybrid Model

And with a starting price of €24,000 ($28,032) in Germany and £22,755 ($30,274) in the United Kingdom, the spiritual successor of the Opel Antara (remember that one?) is not exactly a bargain. The Nissan Qashqai is more affordable in base form, but pay more, and you’ll get an all-wheel drive system, too.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a small SUV with good off-road credentials, and are willing to trade comfort and more powerful engines along the way, then perhaps the new Suzuki Jimny is the ride for you.

  • Bash

    I want to go off-Roading with her.

  • ProtectOurHeritage

    Front-wheel drive only? Pathetic.

    • Bo Hanan

      I really don’t usually say this when it comes to cars, but- just look at the girl.

    • 2sfhim

      Until 4×4 version is launched.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    This encapsulates all that is crap with these “lifestyle” vehicles.

    I’m pretty sure that Jürgen Norbert Klopp doesn’t actually drive one of these, never mind own it.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    He won’t be driving a Grandad.

  • Paul

    It looks like the promotional people have run amok again. FWD etc, etc. what a joke.

  • izzey04

    Jurgen Klopp???

  • Anders Gustav

    I think Ill wait for the 300 hp hybrid version with 300 horsepower..

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Looks like the Saturday Night Live Adobe!

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