OPEL CROSSLAND loses the X, made to meet new Opel style

Opel’s march in its bold new design direction continues on to its second phase with this week’s introduction of the completely reworked new Crossland compact crossover. Crossland loses the X from its previous incarnation as its benefits a Opel Vizor styling makeover alongside its all-new big brother Mokka.


This family favourite gets an all-new Vizor-style front end with single pane LED headlights and grille. Rear enhancements include stylish new D-pillar treatment, darkened taillights and a contrasting black boot lid, for a ‘broader visual stance’. ‘Crossland’ is also spelled out across the rear of the car and it gets a chunky cool new two-tone alloy wheels option too.

There’s not much to report inside, beyond now standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. And redesigned, more comfy and more supportive front seats. Crossland’s split and folding rear bench can now slide fore and aft too. That ups boot capacity from 410 to 520 litres. Or fold flat for maximum 1255 litres of loading space.

This Opel now comes in just two 60 and 95kW versions of the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. And a pair of 80 and 87kW 1.5-litre turbodiesels. Stop-start continues across the board. Now part of the PSA Peugeot-Citroen clan, Opel has also tweaked the Crossland chassis for enhanced driving dynamics via steering, spring and damper tweaks.

Expect new Crossland in SA early next year.

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