Opel Grandland

From 28.400 euros
  • Bodywork suv
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 5
  • Power 130 - 300 hp
  • Consumer goods 1,2 - 6,4l/100km
  • Trunk 390 - 514 liters
  • Assessment 4

El Opel Grandland is the second model to emerge after the acquisition of the German firm by the PSA Group, a conglomerate made up of Citroën, DS, Opel and Peugeot . It was presented at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, to reach the market months later and fully immerse the brand in the compact SUV segment.

Its technical development arose from the collaboration agreement between General Motors and the PSA Group signed in 2012.. For this reason, while Peugeot carried out the development of its compact SUV, Opel it did the same with the Grandland, which at that time was accompanied by the letter X. The main differences between one model and another have focused on the aesthetics and some elements of the general equipment.

As an anecdote, it should be noted that as a world exclusive the Opel Grandland and the 3008, sister models, they are manufactured in the plant that the lion firm has in Sochaux (France), thus becoming the first vehicle of a foreign firm to be manufactured at this plant. In the summer of 2021 the Grandland receives a commercial mid-cycle update, introducing major changes such as the design.

Technical characteristics of the Opel Grandland

Opel has benefited from affiliation with the PSA Group. Thanks to this, it has had access to more modern technologies and developments, shared among all the brands of the conglomerate with the intention of reducing costs. Under the body of the Opel Grandland the EMP2 platform is hidden, the same that we can see in many other products of the house such as the Citroen C5 Aircross, Peugeot 3008 or DS 7 Crossback, among others.

The Grandland is located in the general segment of compact crossovers thanks to ideal measurements: 4,48 meters long, 1,86 meters wide and 1,61 meters high. To these exterior dimensions must be added a wheelbase of 2,67 meters, which translates into an interior space for a maximum of five passengers spread over two rows of seats.

The rear row allows three passengers to go with some ease, although the presence of a raised transmission tunnel complicates the correct position of the legs. The Opel Grandland announces a minimum boot volume of 514 liters, expandable to 1.652 liters when the rear row is folded down. That volume is reduced to 390 liters in PHEV units by the presence of batteries and attached components.

Mechanical range and gearboxes of the Opel Grandland

In the 2021 renewal there are no changes in the mechanical part, maintaining the same offer already available previously. All engines benefit from the latest technologies, complying with the most modern and restrictive European regulations. The range is structured in a diesel version, two gasoline and two plug-in hybrid units. The latter have been the last to arrive and enjoy the DGT ZERO label.

The offer starts with Grandland 1.2 Turbo 130 horsepower with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. He is followed by 1.5 CDTI of 130 horses and 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The gasoline unit is the 1.6 Turbo. It has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 180 horsepower. All units send power to the front axle by managing a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox depending on the version.

The most powerful versions arrive signed by plug-in hybrid technology. The access one has a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and an electric one with an additional 110 horsepower. Together they generate a power output of 225 horses with a 13,2 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery. The most powerful version, called Grandland GSE, uses the same scheme but with two electric motors (one in front and one behind), generating 300 horsepower and four-wheel drive.

Equipment of the Opel Grandland

The 2021 restyling does not focus exclusively on the exterior, as the interior also receives a major facelift. Although in general terms the structure is maintained, the large double panel system, like that of the Opel Mokka, which is introduced as a novelty. In addition to that, the quality of materials and finishes is slightly increased, providing a better feeling than its predecessor.

As usual in the house, different levels of equipment are offered. Five in total, three for the conventional thermal versions and an additional two for the hybrid variants. They are: Limited Edition, Design & Tech, GS and GSE. In each one of them there is a jump in finishes and equipment, there are also specific and striking design details such as the two-color paint bodywork.

As far as equipment is concerned, Grandland increases its offer from 2022. Other elements should be highlighted, such as: LED matrix headlights, night vision, multimedia system with an 8-inch screen, dual-zone climate control, sunroof, parking camera, electric and massage seats, and much more. Also point out a wide deployment of security and driving assistants.

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The Opel Grandland according to Euro NCAP

The Opel Grandland was subjected to the demanding Euro NCAP impact test in 2017 obtaining the highest possible score: 5 stars. In any case, the protection in the German model was distributed as follows. In the event of an impact, protection for adult and child occupants is 84 and 87 percent, respectively. A 63 percent of protection is what it offers in the event of a pedestrian being hit. Finally, in terms of active driving aids, it obtained 60 percent protection. These valuations are still valid in 2022 as there is no change in the structure of the vehicle.

The Opel Grandland of Km 0 and second hand

Despite having been on the market for a short time, the Grandland has managed to win a good market share thanks to a good price-product ratio. The first years of commercial life have been active, and this has caused alternative sales channels to offer numerous units. If we look at all of them we see how their depreciation is around 30%, a standard value within the general C-SUV category.

If we take a look at the models available on the used and second-hand market, we see that the cheapest units start their prices in amounts close to 16.000 euros For Diesel Models With Base Trim Unlike other models, the Km 0 channel is quite popular. The offers are interesting for their low mileage and their relative offers with respect to new models, although it is difficult to find hybrid versions. Of course, and until the 2021 restyling becomes popular, all units are prior to that date.

Opel Grandland rivals

The Opel Grandland militates in the compact SUV segment, one of the fastest growing is suffering from sales volume and number of rivals. For both reasons, the competition in it is one of the highest in the market. Among the rivals he has to fight is his French cousin, the Peugeot 3008, but in addition, other opponents could be added such as: Honda CR-VHyundai TucsonKIA SportageMazda CX-5Nissan QashqaiToyota RAV4Ford KugaRenault KadjarSEAT Ateca, Skoda KaroqVolkswagen Tiguan.

Highlight

  • Interior space and trunk capacity
  • Comfort on expressways
  • Price

To improve

  • Poor seat support
  • very conservative design
  • Somewhat better qualities

Opel Grandland prices

When it comes to checkout, the Grandland shows a good price-product ratio. The starting price of the Opel Grandland is 28.400 euros, without offers or promotions. This value corresponds to a model with Limited Edition finish, six-speed manual transmission and 1.2 turbo gasoline engine with 130 horsepower. The most expensive in the family is the 300 horsepower, all-wheel drive Grandland GSE. Its minimum price starts at 53.890 euros, without offers or promotions.

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