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Vauxhall Crossland X swaps Griffin badge for Opel Blitz


Mere hours after debuting with the Griffin badge of its UK division Vauxhall on the grille, Opel has revealed its version of the new Crossland X.

Differing little from its Vauxhall sibling apart from the blitz badge on the grille and on the bootlid, the Crossland X, as previously reported, will serve as replacement for the Meriva MPV and rival the likes of the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur.

Slotting in between the recently refreshed and renamed Mokka X and yet-to-be launched Grandland X, the Crossland X measures 4 212 mm in overall length with a height of 1 590 mm and width of 1 765 mm, figures which according to Opel, translates to a class leading cargo capacity of 520-litres, or 1 255-litres with the 60/40 split rear seat folded down.

Stylistically, the Crossland X takes after Mokka X and recently unveiled Insignia Grand Sport with L-shaped daytime-running LEDs, chrome winglets around the Opel badge on the grille, and headlights incorporating Adaptive Forward Lighting.

Like its Vauxhall cousin, the interior features the same minimalist approach as the Astra, with the eight-inch Intellilink touchscreen infotainment display again taking pride of the centre console. Available in standard R 4.0 or Navi 5.0 guise, each boasts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with Wi-Fi hotspot and Opel OnStar optional.

As with the Vauxhall, no technical details have been released although it is expected that the Crossland X will use the same range of turbopetrol and turbodiesel engines as the Mokka X and Astra. Unlike its smaller sibling though, the Crossland X will only send its grunt to the front wheels with transmissions likely to consist of a six-speed manual or similar ratio automatic.

No word on whether the Crossland X will arrive in South Africa has yet been made.

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