The Opel Grandland passes the plastic surgeon for an interim facelift, a beauty operation that gives the SUV a tightened face. We know the obscured family face – the marketing guys and girls from Rüsselsheim are talking about Opel Vizor – from the new Opel Mokka. As we saw earlier with the Insignia, the headlamps, adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Lights in Opel jargon, get matrix technology with 168 LED elements.
The smart lighting technology of the Opel Grandland promises a seamless adjustment of the light beam to the driving situation and the environment, without dazzling other road users. Completely new, at least for Opel, is Night Vision. This system detects pedestrians and animals at a distance of up to 100 meters and then warns the driver.
The Mokka influence is also evident inside the renewed Opel Grandland. The cockpit called Pure Panel bundles the digital counter and the multimedia display and rejects control buttons as superfluous. Also new (in combination with an automatic transmission) is the Highway Integration Assist. Using a camera and radar sensors, the system combines different assistance systems so that you can speak of semi-autonomous driver assistance. Comfort is further enhanced by Keyless Open & Start and the sensor-controlled tailgate that can be opened and closed with a foot movement under the rear bumper.
The chassis or the engines of the renewed Opel Grandland were not hit. The SUV remains available with compact petrol and diesel engines, optionally coupled to the eight-speed automatic transmission. Rüsselsheim also offers two plug-in hybrid versions: the Hybrid with 225 hp and the Hybrid4 with 300 hp. The CO2 emissions stay well below the fiscally interesting CO2 limit of 50 grams per kilometre. The facelift of the Opel Grandland is rolling off the line in Eisenach, Germany, where production will start in a few weeks. The order books will open this summer, the first deliveries are planned for the autumn of 2021.