The German manufacturer will reveal its third SUV in the fall of 2017.
Opel continues to work on its ambitious project, which will see 29 new models launched by the end of the decade, as it has announced its third SUV model will be named Grandland X. Set to hit the market in the fall of 2017, the vehicle will have roughly the size of the Volkswagen Tiguan, and will share most of its technologies with the similarly-sized Astra and Zafira.
It’s still too early for detailed information, but Opel says the new SUV will combine “the coolness of a SUV with a high level of driving dynamics” and will be the perfect choice for customers who live actively. As for the design, the vehicle’s styling will “cleverly” combine “ruggedness with elegance,” while “the interior design concept will offer plenty of comfort paired with a high level of practicality.”
“The name Opel Grandland X stands for an adventurous type always prepared to explore something new – in both an urban or rural environment. Our new crossover model looks fantastic and will help excite new customers for the Opel brand,” Opel CMO Tina Müller explained.
Before the Grandland X arrives, Opel will launch the smaller Crossland X (spy photos in the gallery above) in the spring of 2017. Interestingly, it will compete in the same segment with the Mokka X, which is already a strong seller for the company with more than 600,000 deliveries over the last four years.
The Crossland X will actually replace the existing Meriva MPV, as the European SUV segment is still booming. During the last ten years, the share of SUVs and CUVs on the continent has increased from seven to nearly 20 percent of all new vehicles sold.
We still don’t have a confirmation from Opel, but most likely the Crossland X will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, while the bigger Grandland X will arrive at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the fall.