Mid-career facelift for the Opel Crossland


In 2017, the Opel Crossland X appeared on the scene as a replacement for the Meriva. In the meantime, many compact and very competitive crossovers have emerged, so much so that Rüsselsheim felt it was high time for an invigorating facelift. Just like the new Opel Mokka, the renewed Crossland loses the suffix X. The Vizor front panel offers a point in common between the two SUV models. This is a black panel that connects the two headlights and that will also be found on future models of the German brand. At the rear, the redesigned Crossland wears dark lights, connected by a black stripe, just like at the front (but in combination with the black roof). The ultimate level of finish can be recognized by the chrome design details and the silver-colored protective elements on the front and rear bumpers. Fans of a sporty look will find what they are looking for in the new GS Line.

Multimedia module

The interior of the redesigned Opel Crossland features an improved infotainment system, with a screen up to 8 inches for the Multimedia Navi Pro module and compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Smartphones can be charged inductively. Opel is also modernizing active safety technology, as the Crossland is equipped with automatic emergency braking assistance (including pedestrian detection), a fatigue detector and a blind spot warning system. The trunk volume of this SUV remains the same: depending on the position of the rear seat, which can slide over 15 cm, between 410 and 520 l are available. With the backrest folded down, you can store up to 1,255 liters of luggage.

More sport, more traction

Vauxhall has also revised the Crossland’s steering and chassis, tweaks that should make the compact crossover more fun to drive. More efficient traction is provided by optional IntelliGrip technology, intelligent traction control that ensures the front-wheel drive always finds grip. Opel does not communicate on the engines, perhaps because the facelift of the Crossland will be offered with the same petrol and diesel engines. This is the 1.2-liter three-cylinder, available with an output of between 83 and 131 hp. And the Diesel 1.5 CDTI, 102 or 120 hp. A hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric Crossland is not the order of the day. Belgian marketing will follow at the start of 2021.

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