Opel’s X-Family: Adventurous, Versatile, Elegant and above all Successful

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Opel’s X-Family: Adventurous, Versatile, Elegant and above all Successful

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  • Popular: Opel number 1 brand in Europe in the SUV B-segment from January to April
  • Important: Every fourth buyer of an Opel in Germany chooses an X-Family member
  • Adventurous: Nearly 900,000 orders for the Opel Mokka X
  • Versatile: Over 125,000 orders for the Opel Crossland X
  • Dynamic: 85,000 orders for the Opel Grandland X
  • Current: Most engines available for X-Family members already meet Euro 6d-TEMP

 

Rüsselsheim.  Customers looking for a stylish SUV need to look no further than the Opel X-Family with the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker offering sports utility vehicles for all purposes. The X-Family consists of the adventurous Opel Mokka X, the versatile Opel Crossland X, and the dynamic Opel Grandland X. While the size of the trio varies, all X-Family members have a lot in common – they all boast a cool off-road look and the elevated seating position with good all-round visibility typical of an SUV, along with a host of top technologies. These virtues are resonating well with the customers. In Germany, the company was the number 1 SUV brand in the first five months of this year according to statistics of the Federal Motor Vehicle Transport Authority (Kraftfahrtbundesamt = KBA). Elsewhere, the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker also captured first place in the European SUV B-segment for the period from January to April. And so far this year, every fourth buyer of a new Opel in Germany has chosen either a Mokka X, a Crossland X or a Grandland X. As outlined in the PACE! plan, Opel expects 40% of its sales to be in this profitable segment by 2021.

“These figures show that we are perfectly equipped to meet the rising demand for SUVs with our exciting X-Family line-up. While being distinctively different, they all offer typical Opel virtues such as innovative features or outstanding seats at affordable prices and thus appeal to a wide range of customers,” said Managing Director Marketing & Sales Peter Küspert.

Founding father and adventurous all-terrain bestseller – the Opel Mokka X

The X-Family success story started with the introduction of the Opel Mokka in 2012. The longest serving member of the Opel’s SUV line-up and the founding father of the sub-compact SUV segment, sits directly above the Crossland X and is a true bestseller. To date, the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker has received close to 900,000 orders for the bold and rugged Mokka/Mokka X. Like all members of the X-Family, it comes with a host of innovative technologies such as Adaptive Forward Lighting with full LED headlamps, Following Distance Indication, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, AGR-certified (Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V. = Campaign for Healthier Backs) ergonomic seats and outstanding connectivity thanks to modern Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible IntelliLink infotainment technology.

Befitting its adventurous, bring-it-on appearance, the sub-compact SUV optionally comes with an intelligent adaptive all-wheel drive system. The system with electronic, multi-disk clutch system can seamlessly distribute power between the front and rear axle from 100:0 to 50:50, while in normal everyday use it runs as an economical front-wheel drive car. It is activated when the Opel Mokka X is stationary to prevent wheel slip at take-off. It also engages unobtrusively in a split second as soon as the driver depresses the clutch pedal (“active on demand system”). Once up and running, all power is transferred to the front wheels and the all-wheel drive system is only engaged when driving situations require it to improve the traction, especially on wet and slippery surfaces.

Versatile, nimble, spacious – the Opel Crossland X

The smallest member of the family is the Opel Crossland X. The successor of the popular Opel Meriva is currently storming out of the considerable shadow left by its predecessor and is winning over more and more customers with its cool looks and outstanding mixture of functionality, spaciousness, agility and sporty elegance. To date, the Opel Crossland X has been ordered well over 125,000 times across Europe. Its innovative features include full LED headlights, Head up display and the 180-degree Panoramic Rear View Camera along with Advanced Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking[1] , Driver Drowsiness Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Sign Recognition and Side Blind Spot Alert. The Crossland X also comes with Opel-typical outstanding connectivity thanks to modern Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible IntelliLink infotainment technology with up to 8-inch large colour touchscreen. Compatible smartphones can be charged while in use via wireless inductive charging.

Both the driver and the front seat passenger can take advantage of the award-winning and AGR-certified ergonomic seats with Opel being the only manufacturer to offer such comfort in the segment (in the Crossland X and the Mokka X). Elsewhere, maximum trunk volume of 520 litres – without folding the rear seats down – is class leading. In addition, passengers in the rear have the possibility to adjust their seating position by 150 millimetres in longitudinal direction, thus either increasing legroom or the capacity of the luggage compartment.

Latest addition to the family – the Opel Grandland X

The latest addition to the successful X-Family is simultaneously the largest member – the Opel Grandland X. Launched directly after the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, it has already captured a place in customers’ hearts and has been ordered 85,000 times to date. The spacious and elegant compact SUV drives as dynamically as it looks and offers one thing above all: safe driving fun all year round and on every surface. This is also thanks to the optional electronic IntelliGrip system that ensures top road grip in diverse driving situations. The Grandland X also features a first-class portfolio of ultra-modern assistance systems that make travelling more relaxing: Forward Collision Warning with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking[2], Driver Drowsiness Alert, Advanced Park Assist and the 360° Camera are just some highlights. Optional systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control with stop function, which maintains the speed and selected distance to the vehicle ahead and brakes to a full stop or accelerates the Grandland X when required, increase safety even further. The outstanding safety level of the Grandland X was confirmed by Euro NCAP who awarded it five stars.

Typical first-class Opel comfort is ensured by the optional AGR certified ergonomic seats as well as a heated steering wheel and seat heating front and rear. And in typical Opel fashion, Grandland X occupants enjoy top connectivity with the latest generation of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible IntelliLink systems.

As described, the trio benefits from Opel-typical virtues such as outstanding connectivity, comfortable and back-friendly seats, a high level of safety features and innovative yet affordable technologies. However, this is not the only thing they have in common. Most of the engines available for the X-Family members already meet the strict Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. Apart from limiting the impact on the environment, this also provides customers with peace of mind as it is highly unlikely that these vehicles will ever face a potential urban driving ban.

For example, both of the latest additions to the Grandland X’s diesel line-up, the 1.5-litre diesel with 96 kW/130 hp (fuel consumption[3] urban 4.7-4.4 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.0-3.8 l/100 km, combined 4.2-4.1 l/100 km, 110-108 g/km CO2) and the 130 kW/177 hp 2.0-litre diesel unit (fuel consumption3 urban 5.3-5.3 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.6-4.5 l/100 km, combined 4.9-4.8 l/100 km, 128-126 g/km CO2), already meet the Euro 6d-TEMP standard. Customers can therefore now choose from two powerful yet very fuel efficient diesels. Elsewhere, customers who prefer a petrol engine that meets the Euro 6d-TEMP standard can opt for the 1.2-litre Direct Injection Turbo with 96 kW/130 hp (fuel consumption3 urban 6.1-6.1 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.9-4.8 l/100 km, combined 5.3-5.2 l/100 km, 121-120 g/km CO2) with a six-speed manual transmission. This combination is also available for the Grandland X’s smaller sibling, the Crossland X (fuel consumption3: urban 6.2 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.6 l/100 km, combined 5.1 l/100 km, 117 g/km CO2).

Given the unbroken popularity of SUVs and the success of the trio to date, Opel is obviously keen to continue this success story in the years to come. Therefore, ensuring most of the engines available for the X-Family members already meet the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard is only the beginning. In a future step, the Grandland X will be the first Opel to be offered as a plug-in hybrid and will thus play a major part in the company’s electrification strategy. The Grandland X PHEV will roll off the production line in Eisenach as of 2020.