Opel Crossland X Gets Makeover

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Opel has revealed photos and details of the updated 2021 Crossland X crossover. Take a look and see what's on offer.

Since the PSA takeover was announced back in 2017, both Opel and Peugeot/Citroen have been hard to work on developing the next generation of small cars for the market. We've already seen fruits of their labour in the new Corsa and 208, and there'll be many more products in the pipeline. Let's not forget PSA snapped up Fiat/Chrysler either, and it wouldn't surprise us if the next-generation of compact Jeeps will have French underpinnings. 

Opel's Crossland X is another product with French underpinnings. It sells in fair numbers in South Africa, but now Opel has revealed the updated model.  At first glance, you can see elements from the striking Mokka have been applied here. There are new LED headlights as well as a new-look bumper. At the rear, there's a redesigned bumper and smoked LED taillights. There are new 17-inch alloy wheels too. It's not just a visual updated either, with Opel claiming there are new springs, dampers and revised steering setup which is said to improve handling characteristics.

Inside the cabin looks mostly unchanged, but the release suggests the updates include the addition of a 180-degree parking camera and safety systems like pedestrian recognition system and forward collision alert. 

As for as engines and powertrains go, the European-spec Crossland will be offered with 2 diesel and 2 petrol motors. At the bottom of the range sits a 1.2-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder with 61 kW, but customers can opt for a more powerful version of this motor with 95 kW. Diesel fans will have to make do with the current generation of the Group's 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-pot. 

The Crossland X also gains Opel's IntelliGrip system offering 5 modes including Normal, Snow, Mud, Sand, and ESP Off which will allow drivers to better traverse different terrains. 

The Crossland X will reach European customers early next year and Opel South Africa has confirmed that the updated Crossland X will arrive in South Africa late in 2021 or early 2022. 

Buy an Opel Crossland X on Cars.co.za

Further Reading

Opel Crossland X 1.2T Enjoy (2018) Review

The Journey Karoo: To Hell and Back in the Opel Crossland X

Opel Crossland X 1.2 Enjoy (2018) Video Review

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