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2018-10-13 08:04

Naresh Maharaj

Image: Sergio Davids/Wheels24

This is where a sporty character meets the spirit of adventure: modern, dynamic lines, a cool off-road look and the elevated seating position with good all-round visibility typical of an SUV.

The new Opel Grandland X has a host of top technologies on board and plenty of space for up to five adventurous passengers, their luggage and sport equipment.

These qualities make the Opel a new contender in the local booming SUV segment. The 4.48 meter-long Grandland X’s athletic look boasts crisp exterior dimensions with its taut muscles and short overhangs. And with optional two-color finish, the compact SUV shows its very own style.

It's a stylish newcomer ready to take on well-established rivals. 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. 

The new Opel Grandland X is a cool, robust SUV from every perspective of its sporty presence. At the front, the bold grille proudly displays the Opel Blitz. The chrome winglets embrace the brand logo and flow outwards to the slim, double-wing LED headlights, optically widening the front and giving the Grandland X a powerful, solid stance.

Its flanks echo the attractive combination of rugged SUV charm and elegant lines. Muscular, sculpted wheel arches and protective cladding on the lower body give the vehicle real off-road appeal.

The rear has a wide stance, silver underride protection with integrated tailpipes on the left and right, and above that protective cladding and slim LED taillights underline the newcomer’s sporty character.

Opel has further refined its design philosophy to create an SUV which blends sportiness and elegance to make it an absolute eye-catcher in its segment.

It also radiates the same quality in the interior: the instrument panel and centre stack with a touchscreen clearly laid out and horizontally aligned to the driver. 

The centre stack has three horizontal rows of controls for fast and intuitive access to infotainment, climate control and chassis functions. And the luggage compartment with a load volume from 514 to a maximum of 1 652 litres offers generous room for luggage and sports equipment.

Some of the notable features and technology of the new Opel Grandland X are:

- Impressive 360° surround vision, Bright LED headlights, the relaxing high seating position gives a comfortable lookout.

- Heated and ventilated ergonomic front seats (certified by the AGR – Campaign for Healthier Backs) give support on long trips. They adjust electrically in up to 16 ways for the perfect sitting position, LED headlights with Adaptive Forward Lighting.

- The Adaptive headlights look ahead of curves and keep the high beam activated without affecting oncoming vehicles. It also automatically adapts to driving conditions, Advanced Park Assist, True hands-free autonomous parking.

- The system scans for potential parking bays and guides the Grandland X into a pre-selected bay, Navigation system with 8" touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible Radio R 4.0 IntelliLink also comes as standard. 

The modern infotainment system brings the world of smartphones into the car while ensuring easy access via the eight-inch colour touchscreen or via voice control, Power tailgate… all it takes to open or close the tailgate is a little swing of the foot beneath the rear bumper.

However, the Grandland X Cosmo is not only an eye-catcher – it is also practical and comfortable. Features such as speed limiter with Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Hill Start Assist, Lane departure warning and Speed Sign Recognition are joined by other top technologies such as Advanced Park Assist or the Panoramic Rear View Camera that increases the angle of sight behind the car to 180 degrees as standard.

Prices:

Opel Grandland X 1.6T A/T -  R429 000
Opel Grandland X 1.6T  Enjoy A/T -  R465 000
Opel Grandland X 1.6T Cosmo A/T - R565 000

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