Autotest Opel Grandland X 1.6 CTDi 120 bhp C-suv/crossover

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The Opel Grandland X is one of the many cars in the insanely popular and crowded C-suv/crossover segment. Its looks are good, but the heart is also so beautiful?

Recently we drove the new Nissan Qashqai, which together with the Ford Kuga, Peugeot 3008, Kia Sportage and Renault Kadjar to the same customers compete if Opel with the Grandland X.

I fell in love with the sporty and progressive design of the Grandland X, which is its name. Especially in the beautiful Topaz Blue trend paint with gloss black roof and silver roof rails. I feel in this car at my convenience, to be viewed and respected.

Inside the Grandland there is at least just as nice as the outside. The interior is tight and quiet, and Opel has no compromises were made on material types. The cushion, the adjustable lumbar support in the driver’s seat had me something a little thicker may be a little more support in your lower back. There is a lot of space in the car, five adults to sit spaciously. And then you can also have a huge load of luggage in the trunk of the car that you with simple voetbeweging under the bumper to access.

The row information on the instrument panel is easy to read. The operation of the menu where you, among other things, the distance traveled, fuel consumption and average speed reading, you can operate, however, with a switch in the turn signal. And if you do something too hard to press, give you unintended direction.

Extra comfortable

The optional eight inch (standard seven-inch infotainment display in my persauto is again – and it has Opel really much attention paid to it – fine in the neatly designed dashboard is integrated. A disadvantage of the system is that if you have your iPhone via usb connect, Apple Carplay is launched. It works fine, but if you Carplay not want to use, and to the radio want to listen to, you must first return to the start menu and then again, your favorite radio station to choose.

For the, also optional, Denon premium sound system with eight speakers and a subwoofer you will need 600 euro aftikken, but it is worth it. Wow, what a beautiful sound gives this system!

And then the drive. Although the 1.6-litre diesel which I drove “only” 120 hp, is this Grandland X strong. So strong that you have but little need to switch, which by the way is nice and smooth. Despite the little switch is the fuel consumption more than reasonable. Inside the Opel, which is anyway very silent, the engine is barely audible and that makes the car more comfortable.

Lightly, but firmly

The Opel Grandland X sends decisively, but it feels slightly. This will give you in the first instance, the feeling of the car through a turn, sliding. However, this is not the case, and after a few days, send you realize that the steering character of the car are comfort determines. The chassis for Opel concepts smoothly, without slack. Herein, the Germans have maintained a good compromise.

Just like all the other car manufacturers is also the Opel Grandland X available with all known safety and luxury improving systems such as lane assist, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, and -assistance. In addition, Opel OnStar standard on every Grandland X. With a single press of the button, please contact your personal assistant that helps you to a gas station or other destination. You can use the assistant to even call if there is a light on the dashboard comes on and wants to know what you should do or where you can go.

Opel can remotely see where you are and the status of your car and give appropriate advice. And if you are inadvertently involved in a collision, your Opel will automatically contact OnStar. If necessary, sends the Opel OnStar advisor and the right emergency services and give your location and vital data by. Convenient, comfortable and safe!

The complete package of design, solidity, comfort, safety, luxury, space and performance advantage of the Opel Grandland X be a formidable player in the C-suv/crossover segment. By its substantial size and the interior looks and feels like you are in a car from a higher segment drive. For a little more than 30 thousand euros you can drive a manual 1.2-litre petrol. And that is a completely reasonable amount for a car with the class of the Opel Grandland X.

Opel Grandland X 1.6 CTDi 120 bhp

Engine: 1.560 cc four-cylinder petrol with turbo
Power: 120 hp at 3.500 rpm
Torque: 300 Nm at 1.750 rpm
Transmission: transmission, six gears
Drive: front wheels
Top speed: 189 km/h
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: 10,9 seconds
Weight for road tax: 1.295 pounds
On average, specified power consumption: 4.0-4.3 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 104 g/km
Energy Rating: C
Uitstootniveau: Euro 6
Base price (kerb): 30.499 euro
Price testauto (kerb): 42.316 euro