German brand Opel, newly under French ownership, has revealed its upcoming new Grandland X mid-sized SUV. Entering above the compact Mokka X and Meriva-replacing Crossland X, the third X model in Opel’s new-generation SUV will make its first public appearance at this years Frankfurt motor show. In Ireland, the Grandland X five-seater will rival offerings like the, Volkswagen Tiguan, Ford Kuga and other mid-sized SUVs. Opel has designed a vehicle that blends elegance and ruggedness, the Grandland X will offer a raised seating position, good all-round visibility and plenty of luggage space. The boot measures 514-litres, which compares similarly with competitors and inside it is said to be quite spacious with room for 5 passengers, although no 7-seater version is mentioned yet. The newcomer is only slated to go on sale in Europe in 2018.
Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann stated: “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,”