Opel reveals new SUV
Opel has pulled the covers off its latest SUV, called the Grandland X. The new five-seat crossover will go head-to-head with established players such as the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan, as well as the Peugeot 3008, with which it shares much of its mechanical underpinnings. It is built on the PSA Group's EMP2 platform and is likely to be made in Peugeot's Sochaux factory in France.
It follows not long after the Crossland X, which was revealed earlier this year as a more SUV-themed replacement for the Meriva. Opel is continuing to move away from the traditional MPV in favour of the more popular SUV style that currently dominates the market. Like the Crossland X, the Grandland X has a floating roof design and sculpted doors that reflect Opel's current design language.
The interior apes much of what has already been seen in the recently launched Insignia Grand Sport and has a simple, ergonomic style. Opel has worked hard to increase the quality of the materials used in its cabins. Fewer buttons and a larger infotainment screen are the order of the day around the centre console, while the raised seating position and slimmer A-pillars aid visibility of the road ahead.
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