Opel has announced specs and pricing for its facelifted Crossland SUV. See what's on offer here.
Opel South Africa has teamed up with Peugeot Citroen South Africa, falling in line with the Stellantis Group global strategy. There are a few cars on the cards for South Africa, including the new Opel Corsa, as well as this, the facelifted Opel Crossland.
The Opel Crossland comes to market with the new Vizor face which is said to be future-proof as it provides space for all the eventual autonomous safety tech. It's the first Opel model in SA to debut this new look. The new face looks fresh and modern, and you can spot the newcomer with its front skidplates, LED fog lamps and alloy wheels. At the rear, there are new tinted tail lights, gloss-black tailgate and rear skid plate.
Opel claims the updated Crossland features ergonomically comfotable seats and there's a strong focus on practicality. The rear seats fold in a 60/40 fashion, increasing the boot space from 410 litres to 1 255 litres. The rear bench can also slide forward and backwards to increase legroom.
Under the skin, Opel has reworking the McPherson strut front suspension and torsion rear beam in an effort to improve ride quality. When it comes to engine and gearbox choices, Opel is offering its Crossland with a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. For those wanting a bit more shove, there's also a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine linked to a 6-speed automatic. Engine outputs are rated at 60 kW and 118 Nm, while the turbo model offers up 81 kW and 205 Nm.
The South African market will get three models, with 2 trim levels and 2 engines:
Edition 60kW 5-speed Manual, Edition 81kW 6-speed Automatic and Elegance 1.2 Turbo 81kW 6-speed Automatic.
The Opel Crossland features an updated 7-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. There's also Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Safety features are comprehensive with forward collision alert with auto braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure, driver drowsiness, front/rear park assist, cruise control with speed limiter as well as the usual acronyms of AB, EBFD and Hill Start.
Opel Crossland Price in South Africa (February 2021)
Opel Crossland Edition 60kW 5-speed Manual R324 900
Opel Crossland Edition 81kW 6-speed Automatic R374 900
Opel Crossland Elegance 1.2 Turbo 81kW 6-speed Automatic R 399 900