X marks spot for Opel Grandland X SUV

Opel has released more details of the Grandland X — the company’s new SUV.

With a host of top technologies on board and plenty of space for up to five adventurous passengers, their luggage, and sport equipment, Opel reckons these qualities will stand it in good stead in the booming SUV segment.

In the compact class alone, the SUV share has increased from 7% in 2010 to nearly 20% today. The 4.48m-long Grandland X’s athletic look boasts crisp exterior dimensions with its taut muscles and short overhangs. And with optional two-colour finish, the compact SUV shows its very own style.

The Opel Grandland X makes its world premiere at this year’s IAA (International Motor Show) in Frankfurt, September 14-24.

Ideally equipped and well positioned, the new Grandland X comes to market in the autumn as the third member of the Opel X family. It joins its Opel Crossland X and bestseller Opel Mokka X siblings, which are both some 20cm shorter in length. At the same time, the Grandland X expands the extensive Opel portfolio in the very popular compact car segment from Astra to Zafira.

“A stylish newcomer is ready to attack in the booming compact SUV segment — and that is our new Opel Grandland X. Its name stands for adventure, independence, and abundance. With its sporty design, the Grandland X looks fantastic and will ensure that new customers get excited about the Opel brand.

"Beyond the characteristic SUV qualities, it also has a host of top technologies that make it safe and fun at the same time. With the Grandland X, Opel is bringing onto the market a cool SUV with a strong ‘I want it’ factor,” says Opel chief executive Karl-Thomas Neumann.

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