Opel Crossland X: test the new urban SUV Opel
SUV minivan design and functionality. We tested the Opel Crossland X, a new SUV that fuses fashion image with a high load of practicality and technology.
Opel says that in recent years has quintupled supply and demand SUV, in many cases to the detriment of the models minivan. In fact, urban minivan They have become minority models on the market and Opel has suffered in their own flesh with the late Meriva. The role of Meriva picks it up today New Opel Crossland X, drinking from sources design SUV, but also preserving the intrinsic best solutions minivans.
A glance you may be confusing the new Opel Crossland X with the renewed Opel Mokka X, not only certain aesthetic resemblance (especially seen ahead), also by the size of both models. He Crossland X is hardly 63 mm shorter, 16 mm and 53 mm narrower lower than Mokka X (4212 x 1765 x 1605 mm overall dimensions are Crossland X), but its final approach is more urban, while the Opel Mokka X reinforces the skills and image of the SUV. For example, him Mokka X You can have four-wheel drive and "dress" wheels up to 19 inches. He Opel Crossland X refines the philosophy SUV with a less aggressive or sporty design and, why not, more elegant. Opel 9 offers up body colors and three ceiling (black, gray and white) to propose finishes duotone. He has also designed a C pillar that takes you to visually see the roof "floating". However, not missing a few steps from striking wheel and a colorful front and back protectors of the underbody.
Inside, the Opel Crossland X It feels very bright Y spacious in height and longitudinal dimensions, even to feel more in a compact vented to use, as the own Opel Astra. The width is closer to the size of the car itself. In the back row, the Crossland X You can have a party seat (60/40) and sliding (150 mm), which allows offering two outstanding seats (Three, but with the limitation in width), and in the same way, to have a surprisingly trunk able, variable from 410 liters (With the rear seat) to 520, exceptional value (has reparapinchazos kit). The boot floor supports two heights. At the top, flush with the backrest folded back, resulting in a very open space and flat base with a capacity of 1255 liters.
Opel Crossland X: Made in Spain
The new Crossland X It is manufactured in the Aragonese plant Opel from Figueruelas. It is the result of a joint project with PSA, which also will emerge sooner rather than later a new Citroën C3 Aircross (Substituting C3 Picasso) and medium term substitute Peugeot 2008. Fate has willed that afterwards the French PSA Group has recently acquired Opel, but the project comes from before. This synergy, Opel Crossland X It takes advantage of a platform and engines PSA. The result a very nice car comes in every way. He Crossland X It feels very comfortable, as equally easy and safe to drive. You may not have the aplomb of a Mokka X, but road safety treads and feels agile and maneuverable in town. All mechanical elements (address, change, brakes, etc) transmit quality management.
We tested the three mechanical versions will be available from the beginning of its commercialization (in 18,042 euros starts range). On the one hand, the known and operative 1.2 Puretech petrol (Three-cylinder, turbo direct injection) is split into a version of 110 hp (10.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and 4.8 l / 100 km) and a 130 (9.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and 5.1 l / 100 km). Both options move with ease and pleasure to Crossland X and although this particular engine is its acoustics and vibrations, in no case it affects the high overall driving pleasure. Release 110 hp It can be combined with a auto switch conventional (for torque converter) of 6 speed also from PSA, a combination that reinforces the overall liking of the model (11.8 seconds from 0 to 100 km and 5.3 l / 100 km average consumption). PSA also reaches 1.6 Diesel 100 (11.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and 3.8 l / 100 km) and 120 CV Stop-Start (9.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and 4.0 l / 100 km). This powerful and decisive choice for the traveler has a cleaning system for exhaust gas additive.
Opel Crossland X: much technology
Load technology of the Opel Crossland X It is very high. Surprised to see in this segment B solutions as wireless charging point for mobile, or Full-LED lights with cornering function and short-long automated change. Also Head up Display screen or the steering wheel and heated windshield. One of the specialties Opel, ergonomic seats certified, is also present in the Crossland X. In addition to its studied forms, AGR seats They provide an extensible bench that help to better accommodate the larger sizes. Among the rich equipment available, also it offers a frontal camera which recognizes traffic signs and lines on the road and warns us of the rules of the road and path loss. The camera is also capable of interpreting a collision or accident and then activate the brakes automatically.
The driving position is well resolved. The high point hips Crossland X It is very natural and good perceived quality. According finishes, Opel Crossland X It has a central touch screen 8 inches and a full connectivity system. The screen serves projector for parking assistance with rear visibility from 180 degrees notifies you of cross traffic. Furthermore, terminals can be synchronized Apple and Android and have a WiFi point.