Opel has revealed their new Grandland. Described by the German manufacturer as elegantly sporty and displaying the new signature Opel ‘Vizor’ brand face, it boasts class-leading technology features and a fully digital pure panel, with intuitive controls. Overall, Opel claims that the new Grandland matches their flagship Insignia for technology.
Opel boasts that their new SUV flagship features assistance systems that until now customers only find in higher class vehicles. It will be available in petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid four-wheel drive variants. The new Grandland will arrive in Ireland at the end of the year.
Since its premiere in 2017, Opel reminds us that Sporty dynamics have characterised Opel’s top SUV. Now it boasts that the Grandland features the unmistakable, new Opel Vizor brand face, first unveiled on the new Mokka. It adds that the LED daylight running lamp integrated in each headlamp gives the characteristic Opel signature.
The Grandland name and the Blitz brand logo stand in the middle of the tailgate. Further accents are set by the bumpers and side panels, now painted in body colour, as well as the underbody skid-plates in high-gloss black and silver. The new Grandland is also available in Opel’s characteristic two-tone paint for the roof.
Onboard, it has two wide screens in a single unit form the Opel Pure Panel. Opel says that this fully digital, driver-oriented cockpit is intuitive to operate. It comprises the latest digital technologies and delivers the most important information. The up to 10-inch central touchscreen faces the driver, who can therefore concentrate on driving without needing to take his or her eyes off the road.
Opel says that he new Grandland features numerous assistance systems: night vision, highway integration assist, 360-degree panorama camera, automatic parking assistant, blind spot warning system, front collision warning with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, drowsiness detection and cruise control.
Opel promises that the new Opel Grandland meets the highest standards when it comes to comfort. The ergonomic active seats for drivers and front passengers certified by the “Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.” (campaign for healthy backs) support good posture behind the steering wheel. The award-winning seats are unique in the Grandland’s class and offer a wide range of adjustments, from electric seat tilt to electro-pneumatic lumbar support. In the leather trim they offer heating and even ventilation. Opel says that comfort is further increased by “Keyless Open & Start” and the sensor-controlled tailgate that can be opened and closed by a movement of the foot under the rear bumper.
It adds that connectivity and entertainment are provided by infotainment systems that are also compatible with ‘Apple CarPlay’ and ‘Android’. Wireless charging in the centre console provides neat and tidy “refuelling” without cables for compatible smartphones.
Continuing Opel’s electrification strategy, the plug-in hybrid versions deliver not only sports car-like acceleration but also emissions-free driving, thanks to their electric motors or motor and regenerative braking. Thanks to the flexibility of the multi-energy platform, Grandland customers can choose their preferred propulsion system – from efficient diesel and petrol engines to electrified plug-in hybrids.
Opel says that it will open the order books for the newly developed SUV flagship in a few weeks’ time. In the meantime, no prices or detailed specifications are available at this time.