The model will join the Mokka X early next year.
Opel is going to replace the Meriva MPV early next year with a brand new CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle), which will join the Mokka X in the company’s crossover portfolio. The brand now revealed the car will be named Crossland X.
Opel says the new naming is “different and exciting,” and “matches the car’s character” – “an exciting new crossover.” Aimed at customers searching for sporty and spacious SUVs, the Crossland X will be “as multi-talented as it is stylish” offering “agility and convenience in urban driving, but with enough comfort and performance to cover long distances at the drop of a hat.”
“Customers also want more emotional cars in the B-segment,” said Opel chief marketing officer Tina Müller. “We are meeting these expectations with the Crossland X, and offering a car with exciting design and the benefits of an SUV for the urban lifestyle – agile around town, confident over long distances. This is the car for people who want to live the country life in town, who grow tomatoes and herbs on the roof garden and need plenty of space for their children and the shopping from the bio supermarket.”
Interestingly, the initial plans were for the Meriva to soldier on in its current form, but recently the company’s CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann admitted the Germans have tried to do a new Meriva, but failed.
“We tried to do a Meriva and failed, and so we said maybe this is not the right car.”
Developed together with the next generation Citroen C3 Picasso, the Crossland X will make its first online appearance early next year. Shortly after, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the CUV will receive its public premiere with sales expected to kick off in the months to come. Prices are rumored to start at around $22,500 for the base model.