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Opel’s next-gen crossover: Crossland X arrives in SA

2017-11-20 21:40

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Johannesburg - Opel has expanded its range of crossovers with the addition of the new Crossland X in South Africa.

The new model is the latest member of the expanding Opel X-model range and follows the introduction of its Mokka sibling in SA launched in 2016.

The Crossland X forms part of a global nine model assault by 2020. 


All Crossland X models are powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder engine, with a choice of non-turbo (60kW/118Nm) or turbocharged (81kW/205Nm) variants. The 1.2-litre engines drive power to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, apart from the Cosmo flagship which can be mated to a six-speed automatic.

The range

Crossland X - R265 000
Crossland X Enjoy - R305 000
Crossland X Cosmo - R345 000
Crossland X Cosmo Auto - R360 000

Opel South Africa says: "Longer and/or wider than class rivals, the Crossland X is aimed at family-orientated individuals who are looking for a crossover utility vehicle that offers great looking design accompanied by a spacious cabin and added safety technologies at value for money."


The drop-down section of the centre console is dominated by either a 7” or 8” touchscreen depending on the derivative.


The sliding rear seat provides either additional legroom for the rear passengers or added boot space with its 60:40 split. The seats (or either portion) can be collapsed into the floor for more volume.

With the rear seats folded it offers 1 255 litres while conversely, with maximum rear legroom liberated there’s still 410 litres of volume to hand. Minimise legroom by sliding the seats forward and that number grows by 110 litres.

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Opel’s stated objective in recent years has been to democratise technology and it hopes to deliver of that promise with its Crossland X. Flagship versions boast a camera-based lane departure warning system and intelligent speed adaption integrated with cruise control. The entry level version is fitted with hill assist, eight airbags, braking management systems, LEDs, auto-on lights and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Enjoy specification adds a rear camera with park assist and rain-sensing wipers. The Cosmo adds driver assistance systems with automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert and driver drowsiness alert. 

The Crossland X is sold with a 5-year or 120 000km warranty and roadside assistance programme, a 5-year or unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty and a three-year or 60 000 km service plan. Service intervals are 15 000km or twelve months for all derivatives.

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