Another vehicle we have been waiting for as Opel reveal the new Grandland. Elegantly sporty and proudly displaying the new signature Opel Vizor brand face, it boasts class-leading technology features and a fully digital Pure Panel, with intuitive controls. The Opel SUV flagship features assistance systems that until now customers only find in higher class vehicles including adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Lights, Night Vision and semi-adaptive Highway Integration Assist. Designed and produced in Germany, and 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.
“The Grandland will excite new customers with its benchmark technologies and high-tech interior,” says Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller, “and, of course, it is also available with powerful hybrid drive. With the new Grandland we maintain our course: clear and bold in design, highly efficient and, of course, electric. The new Grandland matches our flagship Insignia for technology.”
Sporty dynamics have characterised Opel’s top SUV since its premiere in 2017. Now the Grandland features the unmistakable, new Opel Vizor brand face, first unveiled on the new Mokka. Bold and clear, the Vizor sharpens the looks of the front and seamlessly integrates the grille, the Opel Blitz emblem and technologies such as the class-leading IntelliLux LED® Pixel light into a single visual element. The 168 LED elements, 84 per headlamp, result in a seamless adaptation of the light beam according to the driving situation and surroundings, without glare for other traffic. 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, two wide screens in a single unit form the Opel Pure Panel. 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.
The new Opel 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.
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. 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.
Connectivity and entertainment are provided by infotainment systems that are also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android. The top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro delivers real-time traffic information, online map updates and predictive navigation. Wireless charging in the centre console provides neat and tidy “refuelling” without cables for compatible smartphones.
Class-leading technologies and high comfort are complemented by the new Grandland’s strong performance and pure, bold design. 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 will open the order books for the newly developed SUV flagship in a few weeks’ time. Deliveries of the new Grandland, “made in Germany” at the Eisenach plant, will begin in the autumn.