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.
2017 Opel Meriva spy photos
Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Grandland X is something like the big brother of the Opel Crossland X. Both completely new crossover models (CUVs) will be launched in 2017 and combine the coolness of a SUV with a high level of driving dynamics. The Grandland X perfectly matches the active lifestyle of today with its irresistible off road appeal, raised seating position, good all-round visibility, easy ingress/egress and plenty of space for luggage. The styling cleverly combines ruggedness with elegance and the interior design concept offers plenty of comfort paired with a high level of practicality. The Grandland X will extend the extensive Opel offering in the especially popular compact class where it will join the successful Astra, Car of the Year 2016, and the recently launched seven-seat Zafira.
“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,” said Opel CMO Tina Müller.
The Grandland X is part of Opel model offensive that will see 29 new models launched from 2016 to 2020. The new CUV will enter a booming market: In the space of ten years, from 2007 to 2017, the European share of SUVs/CUVs will have increased from seven to 20 percent of all new vehicles sold. The Opel Crossland X and the Opel Grandland X will continue to drive this growth.
The Opel Crossland X will enter the B segment in the first six months of 2017 – a segment where Opel’s compact SUV, the MOKKA X, has already been sold more than 600,000 times. The Opel Grandland X will sit one segment above its siblings as of fall 2017 – in Europe, every fifth new car sold belongs to the compact class.