Designed and built in Germany, the Opel Grandland was introduced to South Africa in 2018, making it a fairly new model from the Opel brand. They don’t have a burgeoning model range, so it's always refreshing when something new comes out, and this time it's the next-generation Opel Grandland.

Updated design

The Germans went with a new design, swapping out the old conventional grille for the new Opel Vizor version, also found on the most recent Opel Mokka. Headlamps and bumpers have also been redone and the former now boats IntelliLux LED Pixel light technology - said to be more precise than Matrix LED headlamps. As you would expect, the Grandland’s rear has also been re-sculptured and now features a new bumper and new taillights. Overall, the car has an inoffensive design and rides on a set of 18-inch wheels. 

You can have your Opel Grandland in an assortment of five vibrant hues, our favourite being Vertigo Blue and bright red.

Cabin Layout

With a warm and inviting cabin, your time in the Grandland is set to be pleasant. This time the furniture has been rearranged and some items replaced with modern pieces, like the 12-inch digital instrument cluster, 10-inch media screen, and the new dashboard. If you look closely you’ll see signs of Opel’s kinship with Peugeot through Stellantis, in the gear selector and drive select switch. Both have been borrowed from their French stablemate. Seat upholstery is available in cloth, Alcantara and leather. The Alcantara and leather seat options both come with seat heating functionality, the leather takes it a step further with seat cooling. At the rear, the rear backrest has a hatch allowing access into the boot, good for loading those curtain rails and other long items. Should you require more than an open hatch to fit items, the rear backrest can be folded for up to 1652 litres of luggage space.

 

Engine & Specs

With a 3 variant model range, the Grandland is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 121 kW and 240 Nm. As with many modern vehicle offerings, a manual gearbox is not on offer, instead, you're getting a 6-speed automatic. The 1.6l engine impresses in performance and economy. It's responsive but doesn't burn a hole through the fuel tank while doing so. On paper, it has a reported fuel consumption ranging between 5.3 and 7l/100km. During our drive at the launch, we gave it full horns and our consumption was around the 7l/100km mark, which isn't at all bad for spirited driving.

How much is the Opel Grandland?

 Opel Grandland 1.6T

R599 900

Opel Grandland 1.6T GS Line

R679 900

Opel Grandland 1.6T Ultimate

R720 900

Included is a 5-year/100 000km Warranty and Roadside Assist, and a 5-year/100 000km Service Plan.

 

 

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