Grand country X: of the Tiguan from Opel

Rüsselsheim, Germany, 19 April 2017

While the Volkswagen Group in the faraway Shanghai deals with his electric future, Opel is to the present. The takeover by the PSA group is virtually fixed and after the cross country now shows the second vehicle, which was developed jointly with Peugeot and Citroën X. The Grand country X has the VW Tiguan in the visor.

More SUV than the cross country X.

We therefore not long keep us with comments on the design. Only so much: The Grand country X is more elegant than the Mocha X and "SUV notes" as the cross country X, which rather goes in the direction of minivan. Both are by the way good 20 centimetres shorter. The optional two-finish with Black roof and the optically broken C-pillar is striking.

Dimensions as the Tiguan

The Opel Grand country X is 4.48 metres long and thus playing in a League with the Peugeot 3008 (4.45 metres) and the VW Tiguan (4.49 meters). The other dimensions: 1.84 meters wide, and a height of 1.64 meters. The wheelbase of 2.67 metres the Grand country shares with his brother, platform, the Peugeot 3008 X. The Citroën C5 Aircross revealed now in Shanghai is also related. Back to the Opel: its trunk volume is 514 to 1.652 litres and is slightly smaller than in the Tiguan (615-1,655 liters).

Traction control instead of all-wheel drive

And yet something Opel Grand country X with the Peugeot 3008 has in common: there is no all-wheel drive. Instead an electronic traction control that customizes the grip in five different modes. Opel can be no slouch in terms of equipment and tools: an adaptive cruise control with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, adaptive LED headlights, AGR ergonomic seats and the online service Assistant OnStar are In the program. He helps the hotel reservation and finding parking. In the latter case, also the optional 360-degree camera in action occurs.

Market launch in the autumn of 2017

To the motors Opel does not react, is still as likely to set but the 120-Horsepower Turbo petrol engine and two diesel with 120 and 150 HP are. The Grand National will be presented X the audience in the September 2017 at the Frankfurt IAA, shortly afterwards he comes on the market. Price, we expect an entry between 23,000 and 24,000 euros. (rh)

by Cassie Hartley

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