Opel revealed a redesigned version of the Crossland X, which will become the Crossland.
A few weeks after the launch of its all-new Mokka, the German manufacturer continues to present the redesigned Crossland model.
Launched in 2017, the city SUV is actually slowly getting an update and losing the X suffix. Don’t call it the Crossland X, but the “pretty simple” Crossland.
Another great novelty is aesthetics. Opel Crossland has a new face with the front taken from the last Mokka model. We find here Opel’s new styling concept, “Opel Vizor”, with a beautiful grille that spans the entire width of the car.
Opel has updated the old Crossland X with its flagship multimedia system with a central 8-inch touchscreen (Android Auto / Apple CarPlay compatible). The brand also announced the rear seats that slide (more than 15 cm) and recline separately, but the trunk volume has also increased significantly from 410 to 520 liters (folding the rear seats up to 1,255 liters).
The steering and chassis have been reworked, the new adaptive traction control system. Technically, Opel engineers reworked the chassis and steering system to “the optimal balance between comfort and agility.”
Opel also integrated into the crossland a new adaptive traction control system, called “IntelliGrip” and was available as early as 2021. This allows for five driving modes: “Normal / Road”, “Snow “,” Mud “,” Sand “and” Off ESP “(up to 50 km / h).
Under the hood, Opel Crossland offers a choice between an 83 (BVM5), 110 (BVM6) and 130 hp (BVM6) and a 130 hp (BVM6) and a 1.5 liter diesel (BVM6) and a 1.5 liter 110 (BVM6) diesel engine and 120 horsepower (BVA6).
Finally, Opel announced “more advanced equipment (…)” such as adaptive LED headlights for cornering illumination, high beam assist and balance control. Driver assist devices are also a must-have with a head-up display, forward collision warning with automatic in-town emergency braking and pedestrian detection, panoramic reversing camera and even automatic parking assistance.
Opel Crossland will be available to order soon and is expected to arrive in dealerships in early 2021.
Crisp and compact on the outside, very spacious and versatile on the inside with cool SUV looks. That is the new Opel Crossland, which is the first model to adopt the brand’s unmistakeable new face, showcased just a few weeks ago by the new Opel Mokka. As with the Mokka, the new Opel Crossland dispenses with the X-appendix in its name. In addition to the design, Opel has further developed the Crossland’s chassis, steering and added a sporty GS Line+ trim as well as IntelliGrip adaptive traction control.
Organically integrating the grille and headlights, the Opel Vizor of the new Crossland extends in one single sweep across the front of the vehicle. The Vizor optically stretches the width and organises the fascia with a reduced amount of elements. The brand’s legendary lightning-flash emblem proudly dominates the centre. The Vizor will become a hallmark of all Opel models in the course of the 2020s with the idea of further clustering top technologies.
At the rear, new dark-tinted taillights enhance the signature Opel wing light design, and the new high-gloss black tailgate surface (available in combination with the black roof) makes the new Opel Crossland look wider and stronger.
Also new are the front and rear skid plates (painted silver on the Ultimate model variant), LED front fog lamps (with chrome décor on Ultimate and Elegance), a chrome door moulding for the Ultimate trim, plus stylish 16 and 17-inch light-alloy wheels. The former are available in silver, high-gloss black bi-colour or high-gloss black, while the latter come in high-gloss black bi-colour or high-gloss black.
Fans of sporty looks will get their money’s worth with the Crossland GS Line+. This new trim, including black 17-inch light-alloy wheels, black roof, red signature daylight opening, AGR-certified ergonomic seats (Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.) for driver and front passenger, LED taillights and roof rails make the compact SUV really stand out from the competition.
The generous feeling of space and the first-class AGR ergonomic front seats in the Opel Crossland will make long trips even more comfortable. The SUV also convinces with a high level of flexibility, thanks to individually sliding and reclining rear seats. They come with a 60/40 split and slide by up to 150 millimetres, increasing trunk space from 410 to a class-leading 520 litres in seconds. Folding the rear seats completely increases trunk volume to 1,255 litres.
Dynamic drivers will especially appreciate the improvements Opel has made to the Crossland’s chassis. The Opel engineers in Rüsselsheim have developed new springs and dampers for the McPherson strut front suspension and the torsion-beam rear axle. In combination with the new steering column intermediate shaft, which improves steering precision and centre-feel, the chassis of the new Crossland delivers an optimum balance of comfort and agility.
New with IntelliGrip: Optimum traction at all times
New Opel Crossland buyers can add extra safety to the enhanced driving dynamics with IntelliGrip (available from early 2021). This adaptive traction control system enables optimum traction and stability on all kinds of surface. IntelliGrip features the following five modes:
- Normal / On-road: ‘Normal mode’ switches on as soon as the Crossland starts up. ESP and traction control settings are appropriate for normal driving conditions downtown, on the motorway or in the countryside.
- Snow: This special winter mode enables optimum traction on icy and snowy surfaces at speeds up to 50 km/h. Traction control regulates the slip of the front wheels, slowing down the spinning wheel and transferring the torque to the other front wheel.
- Mud: This mode allows more wheel slip. This intentional spinning of the wheel with the least traction when the vehicle is launching enables the removal of mud from the tyre, which can then regain traction. Meanwhile, the wheel with the most grip receives the highest torque. This mode is active up to 80 km/h.
- Sand: This mode allows a small amount of simultaneous spin of both the front-driven wheels, enabling the vehicle to move and reducing the risk of sinking.
- ESP Off: This deactivates ESP and traction control at speeds up to 50 km/h. For safety reasons, IntelliGrip automatically returns to ‘normal mode’ at speeds above 50 km/h.
Drivers and passengers can enjoy not only strong grip, they are also well connected and entertained thanks to the range of infotainment systems comprising Radio BT, Multimedia Radio and the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro with 8.0-inch colour touch screen. The Multimedia units are also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Compatible smartphones are chargeable while in use via wireless inductive charging. In addition, the Crossland offers the “OpelConnect” service as an option. LIVE Navigation with real-time traffic information and current fuel prices, plus a direct link to breakdown assistance and emergency calls makes journeys even more relaxing.
Euro 6d petrol and diesel engines: Driving fun with low emissions
Opel Crossland customers can choose from a powertrain portfolio of efficient petrol and diesel engines with 1.2 and 1.5-litre displacement. Both the petrol engines with 61kW (83hp) to 96kW (130hp) and the diesel engines with 81kW (110hp) and 88kW (120hp) now meet the strict Euro 6d emissions standard.
Trendsetting lighting technology and innovative assistance systems
Journeys will be even more relaxing and safer with the numerous ultra-modern technologies and assistance systems available with the Opel Crossland. Adaptive full-LED headlamps with cornering light, high beam assist and auto levelling ensure outstanding visibility in the dark.
The most important assistance systems of the new Opel Crossland at a glance:
- Head Up display projects the most important data on speed, navigation and assistance systems into the driver’s direct line of sight.
- Forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection operates at speeds above 5.0km/h. If a vehicle or pedestrian ahead is approached too fast, the system sounds a warning chime and displays a message in the Driver Information Centre. If a collision is imminent, the braking system is prepared and, if necessary, emergency braking is deployed to minimise the effects of a potential collision. Below 30km/h, the system can bring the vehicle to a complete stop. If the speed exceeds 30km/h, speed is reduced and the driver must actively brake.
- Lane Departure Warning issues audible and visible signals if it registers that the lane is being left unintentionally.
- Driver Drowsiness Alert evaluates fatigue level through the driving style and alerts the driver if a break is necessary.
- Side Blind Spot Alert uses ultrasonic sensors and reports vehicles travelling to sides of car and alerts the driver with a warning light in the relevant mirror.
- Panorama Rear View Camera with 180-degree angle of sight at rear.
- Automatic Park Assist identifies suitable parallel and perpendicular parking spots and parks the car automatically; the driver only needs to operate the pedals and gear shift.
- Cruise control with speed limiter, together with Speed Sign Recognition, enables quick and easy adherence to the speed limit.