2020 Opel Grandland X Review – It goes without saying that the SUV market segment is now very crowded and competitive. Many automakers, including Opel, are competing to gain their own market share, competing to get the same customers. For the automakers, this means that they must specialize in their SUV lineups, rather than creating all-for-one SUV lineups. For the customers, this means there will be more options available.
The Grandland X is Opel’s attempt to gain market share in the larger SUV segment. The size is not the only selling point for the lineup, of course. So far, the lineup has a handsome design, capable engines, and many features. The lineup has a new member: the 2020 Opel Grandland X. What kind of a large SUV the new Grandland X is? Read our brief of it below.
2020 Opel Grandland X Review Redesign
In terms of design, the new Grandland X is amazing. It has an imposing stance and a handsome look, even more handsome than its predecessor. While many SUVs are more focused on their capability and reliability, the Grandland X can’t help but look good asides being capable and reliable. After all, this is Opel’s premium SUV. It has to look good if it were to stand out from its competitions.
While the exterior looks handsome, the interior design is more practical, ergonomically sound, and well-built. The driving position is quite high for an SUV and it has a good all-around view as well. You might find the interior design to be a bit conservative and ‘old-school’ and you would be right.
There are three engine options for the new Grandland X: a 1.2-liter, inline-three petrol engine, a 1.5-liter diesel engine, and a 2.0-liter diesel engine. The petrol and the first diesel engines share the same power output: 128 horsepower. The 2.0-liter diesel engine, on the other hand, is a much more powerful option with its 175 horsepower.
For a large SUV, the outputs are decent. Large SUVs are mostly used in urban settings. As such, they don’t need as much power as off-road-focused SUVs. An output of 128 horsepower is decent and more than enough to tackle a family SUV daily routines. Need more power? Then opt for the models with the 2.0-liter engine.
In terms of handling, the 2020 Opel Grandland X Review is comfortable and relaxed. It is comfortable to ride on even on long distances. While not being an off-road-focused SUV, it has nice grips even on uneven surfaces, making it a solid choice for families.
Practicality is one of the biggest selling points of the 2020 Opel Grandland X. The inside space is just generous. There is enough space for everyone and everything. The headroom and legroom are praiseworthy, both at the front and rear. The storage pockets like the door bins, the glovebox, a charging spot, and cup-holders have decent, if not generous, sizes.
For the boot space, it has about 514 liters of storage which is decent for a family SUV like the Grandland X. If the rear seating is dropped, you will get a whopping 1,652 liters of load area. The Grandland X also has a flat floor, making the boot space a lot easier to manage with and without the rear seating.
The Grandland X has many features. Features such as an infotainment touchscreen display, alloy wheels, traffic-sign recognition, climate control, cruise control, reversing sensors, and autonomous-dipping headlights are standard.
Other features like split-folding rear seats, autonomous emergency braking, an upgraded infotainment display, a center armrest, and Tech Line Nav, which includes lane-keeping assistance and fatigue warning system, are also available either as the standard or optional on the higher trim levels.
2020 Opel Grandland X Review Pricing
The starting price of the Grandland X SUV is around $30,600. At this price, a buyer will get the base model with standard features. The top feature-laden model, on the other hand, has a starting price of around $58,250.
The 2020 Opel Grandland X is an excellent SUV, especially for families. It has a handsome design, capable engines, a lot of features and is just all-around practical, especially in terms of space and storage. While the boot space is decent for a family SUV, the fact that it has a flat floor makes it even more practical than it already is. It is a solid choice for those who are looking for a good-looking and practical large SUV.
Penulis: Arief Yuda