Opel Grandland facelift for the flagship

The Opel Grandland is a compact crossover SUV which was formally introduced collectively by the German maker Opel and its British twin sibling brand name Vauxhall at the Frankfurt Electric Motor Show in September 2017, and also went on sale for the model year of 2018. Opel started taking orders for the Grandland X in June 2017, as well as greater than 100,000 orders were made by September 2018.

For the good sound, it belongs to most cararks to introduce a new family face every few years. So also at Opel, where with the now exceeded Grandland another model gets the refined Vizor front. But that’s not the only thing that has done. Also, several other details are new, the further developed LED pixel light, for example, integrated into the new front with the visor (English Vizor). The first customers will be delivered to the Grandland produced in Eisenach from 16 October. Prices start at 27,250 euros for the 1.2 turbo gasoline, a three-cylinder with 96 kW / 130 hp. The hybrid version is available from 44.290 euros less an environmental premium of up to 7177 euros.

Outlook at night

But in turn: The Grandland is the SUV flagship of Opel. In addition to gasoline and diesel drives, two plug-in hybrid variants are available. For the modifications to the 4.48 meter-long model, in addition to the glare-free Night Vision system for the early detection of obstacles, also the fully digital cockpit (Pure Panel) with a large screen. The lush inside dimensions, which offer not only comfortable space for up to five adults, are also a trunk volume of 390 liters; Maximum fit up to 1652 liters in the storage space. The seats with the EGR seal of approval (action healthy back) can be arranged as well as a seat heating in the rear.

The diesel stays

Digital Cockpit: At Opel, the widescreen landscape bears the name Pure Panel. Manufacturer

In contrast to some other automakers, the Opelaners want to do without an economic diesel in their range for the time being. The 1.5-liter turbo diesel, which makes 130 hp and switches over an eight stage automatic, is offered from 32,810 euros. In addition to the six-speed connection, the automatic is also available at the gasoline for 2300 euros surcharge.

More power developed the plug-in hybrid from the PSA shelf, which combines a 1,6-l fuel mixer with 122 kW / 180 hp and an electric motor with 81 kW / 110 hp, overall, 165 kW / 224 hp and 360 Newton meter torque. The drive is only via the front wheels. As a standardized consumption value (only in short distances realistic) are 1.3 to 1.8 liters to 100 kilometers (WLTP standard). The gasoline tank holds 43 liters.

65 kilometers electric range

At the top drive Hybrid4, the gasoline engine makes 200 hp. The 110 hp operating at the front is supported by another electric motor with 113 hp, which drives the rear wheels. This results in an electric four-wheel, as Opel Manager Marc Oliver brides says. Combined, the strongest hybrid with 221 kW / 300 hp and 520 Newton meters of torque occurs. In favorable circumstances, the Grandland Hybrid4 contains 1.2 to 1.7 l / 100 km (corresponding to 28 to 39 g / km CO2 emissions) plus electricity. Electrically comes the plug-in Grandland – if you are very carefully handled by the accelerator pedal – up to 65 kilometers wide, in the top he presents a maximum of 135 km / h. Stronger recuperation (recovery of braking energy) has a favorable effect on the range; As a means for the purpose, the setting B of the automatic dial lever serves.

Double Pack: The Grandland is duplicated with plug-in hybrid drive. Manufacturer

At the chassis, as with the drives, there is nothing fundamentally new. As for the assistants, the camera system Night Vision celebrates its debut. It helps the 168 LED elements of the optional, adaptive pixel light when driving in the dark. New and available in conjunction with the eight-speed automatic transmission is also the front collision warner, which works with other security systems such as the adaptive tempo machine. He always keeps the optimal distance to the front man and leads the Grandland in his lane.

The Rüsselsheims conclude the first half of 2021 with a particularly good result: the sales figures increased by 35.5, percent, and thus reaches the brand with the flash, which today to the Stellantis Group (PSA with Peugeot and Citroën, but also Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep) belongs, a market share of six percent.

Relationship relationship: The Grandland (photo) is technically the Peugeot 3008. Manufacturer

Particular pride are the Opel managers on the Corsa, which is the most successful model in the small car segment. By 2028 Opel wants to be purely electric in Europe, already 2024 there is to give electrified models in all series, how Marketing Spokesman Michael Walter is confirmed.

Grand without X

From closely with the Peugeot 3008 Grandland, Opel has been able to sell a total of 300,000 units worldwide since the market launch, 70,000 in Germany. After the revision of the success model – now without the addition X – the SUV affects, among other things, thanks to the new front part and modified rear even more dynamic and more robust than its predecessor.

Ingo Reuss

Opel Grandland shortly: When he comes: Market start on 16 October Who he takes to seek: Peugeot 3008, VW Tiguan, Ford Kuga, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-30 etc. What drives him: 1,2-L-three-cylinder turbo gasoline with 96 kW / 130 hp, 1.5-L four-cylinder turbodiesel with 96 kW / 130 hp, plug-in hybrid with 165 kW / 224 PS and 221 kW / 300 hp What he costs: from 27,250 euros