By Otsile Kaidege
The Opel Grandland received a mid-life make over which comprises updated exterior design and styling, new exterior and interior technologies and three new model derivatives.
One of the prominent exterior updates to the Grandland is the Opel Vizor design treatment first seen with the introduction of the Mokka. Another highlight in Opel’s SUV flagship is the adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Lights available on the GS and Ultimate models. Further accents are set by the bumpers and side panels, now in high-gloss black or body colour depending on the version, as well as the underbody skid-plates in high-gloss black and silver. The new model is also available with a two-tone roof.
Inside, the Grandland already has the Pure Panel that combines a seven-inch Driver Information Centre with a similar-sized colour touchscreen for operating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via the Multimedia infotainment system. Grandland GS Line and Grandland Ultimate models are further enhanced with the addition of lateral parking sensors, the automatic parking assistant, the reversing camera and the blind spot warning system further increasing safety.
The Grandland GS Line (trimmed in Alcantara), and the Grandland Ultimate (trimmed in leather) go even further offering a host of further adjustments such as electric seat tilt to electro-pneumatic lumbar support. They offer heating and in the leather trim even ventilation.
Powering the front-wheel-drive Grandland is a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing 121kW at 6,000 r/min and 240Nm at just 1,400 r/min. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and has a claimed combined fuel consumption of 7l/100km.
Pricing and warranty
Grandland 1.6T AT6 121kW – R599,900
Grandland GS Line 1.6T AT6 121kW – R679,900
Grandland Ultimate 1.6T AT6 121kW – R720,900
The Opel Grandland comes with a five year/100,000km warranty with roadside assistance as standard and a matching service plan. It also comes with Opel’s 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and service intervals are annual or every 20,000km.
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