Opel launches grander Grandland

Opel refreshes Grandland range

Reuben Van Niekerk
New model

The new Opel Grandland has been launched with a refreshed design, intuitive controls, and innovative technologies.

The range consists of three models comprising a Grandland, Grandland GS Line mid-range model and top of the range Grandland Ultimate. All models are fitted with the same 1.6-litre turbocharged engine.

Refreshed design

The design features typically clear lines and now features the Opel Vizor design treatment that first made its appearance on the Mokka. The signature Opel crease accents on the bonnet form part of Opel’s new design philosophy that is also reflected at the rear where the Grandland name and Blitz logo are proudly positioned in the middle of the tailgate.

The bumpers and side panels are now finished in high-gloss black or body colour depending on the derivative, while underbody skid-plates are high-gloss black or silver. The new model is also available with a characteristic two-tone roof.

Inside story

With a fully digital Pure Panel, the new model offers the driver a completely unique cockpit experience. The Pure Panel combines a seven-inch Driver Information Centre with a similar-sized colour touchscreen for operating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The interior places a big focus on comfort and ergonomics. The seats in Grandland models are trimmed in cloth, Alcantara in GS Line derivatives and leather in Ultimate models where they also feature adjustments such as electric seat tilt to electro-pneumatic lumbar support.

Passengers can enjoy the latest in connectivity thanks to modern multimedia systems that culminate with the Multimedia Navi Pro.

Standard equipment includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, drowsiness detection as well as cruise control with speed limiter. Grandland GS Line and Grandland Ultimate models are further enhanced by the addition of lateral parking sensors, automatic parking assistant, reverse camera, and blind spot warning.

Another highlight is the adaptive IntelliLux LED Pixel Lights which are available on GS and Ultimate models. The 168 LED elements integrated into the sides of the new Opel Vizor brand face result in a seamless adaption of the light beam according to the driving situation and surroundings, without glare to other traffic.

Under the bonnet

The Grandland range is powered by Opel’s well proven 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine that develops 121kW at 6 000rpm and 240Nm at 1 400rpm. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which ensures effortless driving across all conditions and transfers power to the front wheels. Efficiencies are sought everywhere, resulting in a combined fuel consumption figure of 7,0 litres per 100km.

Model range and pricing

The Opel Grandland is sold with a five-year/100 000km warranty with roadside assistance as standard as well as a matching service plan

Opel Grandland 1.6T AT6                              R599 900

Opel Grandland GS Line 1.6T                       R679 900

Opel Grandland Ultimate                              R720 900

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