By Ostile Kadiege
The refreshed Opel Crossland SUV gets new styling, premium interior finishes and improved chassis among other mechanical updates.
Opel uses a new design feature called Vizor on the Crossland’s front-end. Its grille and standard LED headlights (Elegance models get LED fog lights) have been integrated. The automaker said the latter will become a hallmark of all Opel models in the future.
There is a new set of 16-inch alloy wheels. The bottom section on front and rear-end gains a faux skid plates. Noticeable changes to the rear-end include a Crossland badge on the new high-gloss black tailgate surface (available in combination with the Black roof) and dark tinted taillights.
Inside there is generous space for occupants and luggage – 410 litres with 60:40 split rear seats upright and 520 litres when folded. The premium cabin makes use of chrome and gloss black finishes on the dashboard and door panels.
The Crossland has a 7-inch touchscreen with an infotainment system featuring Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6 speaker premium sound system.
The Crossland SUV line-up includes the Crossland Edition 1.2 60kW 5-speed Manual and a 1.2 Turbo 81kW 6-speed automatic and the Crossland Elegance 1.2 Turbo 81kW 6-speed automatic.
Engineers have improved the chassis and developed new damper tuning for the McPherson strut front Suspension and the torsion-beam rear axle.
Safety and driver assistance features
Safety features include forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, driver drowsiness alert, front & rear parking assist, ABS, EBFD, and hill start assist and cruise control with speed limiter.
Prices are as follows:
Crossland Edition 1,2 60kW 5-speed Manual R324,900
Crossland Edition 1,2 Turbo 81kW 6-Speed Automatic R374,900
Crossland Edition 1,2 Turbo 81kW 6-Speed Automatic R399,900
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