The Opel Grandland X has been spied testing in the cold weather conditions of northern Europe. Opel confirmed that this crossover will be aimed at the Nissan Qashqai and should roll into showrooms in 2017.
Sources state that Opel’s crossover fleet for the GM European line-up starts with the Crossland X (compact SUV), followed by the Mokka X (mid-sized SUV), and then the much larger Grandland X. Though details of this model have not been confirmed, reports suggest that it will be underpinned by the Peugeot 3008 architecture thanks to the GM-PSA partnership. This is the reason why the car in the pictures carries French number plates and was tested around PSA’s northern Europe testing facility.
In the spy shots, the Grandland X highlights Opel’s promised raised seating position, good all-round visibility and plenty of luggage space. Believed to be offered with front-wheel drive only, this crossover will make it to the market with a series of engines. With the growing demand for SUVs, Opel is working towards building another bigger SUV in the time to come.
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