Opel has today revealed the new Grandland – elegantly sporty with intuitive controls and innovative technologies. With the fully digital Pure Panel, the new model offers the driver a completely different cockpit experience. The Opel SUV flagship also features additional technologies and assistance systems that until now customers only find in higher class vehicles. Especially the adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light with a total of 168 LED elements. The technology from Opel’s flagship limousine, the Insignia, is making its debut in the German brand’s top SUV and sets new standards in the Grandland’s market sector. The same goes for Night Vision, which is celebrating its premiere at Opel. The system detects pedestrians and animals in darkness at a distance of up to 100 metres and warns the driver. The semi-adaptive Highway Integration Assist keeps the Grandland in the middle of its lane and maintains the distance to the vehicle in front. Designed and produced in Germany, the new Grandland also features the Opel Vizor, the brand’s new face.
Opel is also keeping to its electrification strategy with the new Grandland. Customers of the powerful, high efficiency plug-in hybrid variants can choose between front or electric all-wheel drive.
“The Grandland will excite new customers with its benchmark technologies and high-tech interior,” says Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller, “and, of course, it is also available with powerful hybrid drive. With the new Grandland we maintain our course: clear and bold in design, highly efficient and, of course, electric. The new Grandland matches our flagship Insignia for technology.”
Exciting technologies: Opel Vizor with IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light
Sporty dynamics have characterised Opel’s top SUV since its premiere in 2017. Now the Grandland features the unmistakable Opel Vizor brand face. Bold and clear, the Vizor sharpens the looks of the front and seamlessly integrates the grille, the Opel Blitz emblem and technologies such as the class-leading IntelliLux LED® Pixel light into a single visual element.
Opel’s SUV flagship is now equipped with adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light. The 168 LED elements – 84 per headlamp, as on the Opel Insignia – result in a seamless adaptation of the light beam according to the driving situation and surroundings, without glare for other traffic. The LED elements of each slim headlamp line up in a three-row matrix system where the functions flow seamlessly into the next level:
- For the short range, a long row of pixels continuously adapts the light focus to every curve.
- At the bright-dark border, a row of finely defined, dynamically adapting pixels ensures optimum range.
- The actual matrix function in the middle and upper rows precisely cuts out oncoming traffic in milliseconds. The other areas remain fully illuminated with main beam.
The LED daylight running lamp integrated in each headlamp gives the characteristic Opel signature. This innovative light generation makes the new Grandland the clear leader of its market segment.
Another technology in the new Grandland that further increases the safety of all road users, especially when driving at night on dark country roads, is Night Vision. The system’s infrared camera detects people and animals up to 100 metres ahead of the Grandland in the direction of travel, based on their temperature difference from the surroundings. Night Vision warns the driver and shows the position of pedestrians, for example, in the 12-inch digital Driver Info Centre.
Clear, intuitive, futuristic: New Opel Pure Panel cockpit
The user-concept is futuristic and detoxed to the essentials. Two wide screens in a single unit form the Opel Pure Panel. This fully digital, driver-oriented cockpit is intuitive to operate and makes a multitude of buttons superfluous. It comprises the latest digital technologies and delivers the most important information. The two displays welcome the occupants and create a pleasant ambience. The up to 10-inch central touchscreen faces the driver, who can therefore concentrate on driving without needing to take his or her eyes off the road.
Highway Integration Assist: Adaptive cruise control with “Stop & Go” function
Also new in combination with automatic transmission is Highway Integration Assist. Using a camera and radar sensors, the system combines various assistants for making driving even more relaxed. The adaptive cruise control maintains the distance to the vehicle in front according to the set speed and, in combination with the active lane positioning, keeps the Grandland in the middle of the lane. The Opel’s speed increases or decreases to follow the vehicle ahead – without exceeding the set speed – and can brake to a standstill if necessary. Thanks to “Stop & Go”, the Grandland with Highway Integration Assist automatically resumes driving from a standstill.
The new Opel Grandland additionally features numerous other assistance systems. The 360-degree panorama camera makes manoeuvring easier for the driver via a front and a rear camera. The area in front of and behind the car as well as a bird’s eye view is displayed on the infotainment screen. The automatic parking assistant identifies longitudinal and transverse parking spaces and steers the Grandland in and out automatically. The blind spot warning system prevents potential collisions when turning or changing lanes. In case of danger, a vehicle symbol lights up in the respective exterior mirror. The standard equipment of every Grandland variant includes front collision warning with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, drowsiness detection and cruise control.
Top levels of comfort: Ergonomic seats and high-end infotainment
The new Opel Grandland meets the highest standards not only with assistance systems but also when it comes to comfort. The ergonomic active seats for drivers and front passengers certified by the “Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.” (campaign for healthy backs) support good posture behind the steering wheel. The award-winning seats are unique in the Grandland’s class and offer a wide range of adjustments, from electric seat tilt to electro-pneumatic lumbar support. In the leather trim they offer heating and even ventilation. Comfort is further increased by “Keyless Open & Start” and the sensor-controlled tailgate that can be opened and closed by a movement of the foot under the rear bumper.
Connectivity and entertainment are provided by infotainment systems that are also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In combination with the services from OpelConnect, the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro makes travelling especially relaxing with real-time traffic information, online map updates and predictive navigation. Wireless charging in the centre console provides neat and tidy “refuelling” without cables for compatible smartphones.
Self-confident appearance: With plug-in hybrids and clear Opel Compass design
Class-leading technologies and high comfort are complemented by the new Grandland’s strong performance and pure, bold design. Continuing Opel’s electrification strategy, the plug-in hybrid versions deliver not only sports car-like acceleration but also emissions-free driving, thanks to their electric motors or motor and regenerative braking. Thanks to the flexibility of the multi-energy platform, Grandland customers can choose their preferred propulsion system – from efficient diesel and petrol engines to electrified plug-in hybrids.
The design displays typically clear lines. The Opel Vizor stretches across the front, while the compass philosophy is also reflected at the rear. The Grandland name and the Blitz brand logo stand in the middle of the tailgate. Further accents are set by the bumpers and side panels, now painted in body colour, as well as the underbody skid-plates in high-gloss black and silver. The new Grandland is also available in the characteristic two-tone paint for the roof.
Opel will announce the prices and open the order books for the newly developed SUV flagship in a few weeks’ time. Deliveries of the new Grandland – “made in Germany” at the Eisenach plant – will begin in the autumn.