Opel’s Grandland X arrives in SA: prices and specs

JOHANNESBURG- After the Frankfurt motor show where Opel world premiered Grandland X has landed in South Africa to contest the highly-competitive SUV segment.

Opel will go against of the Ford Kuga, Hyundai Tucson, and Peugeot 3008 (to which it is closely related), the 4.48 metre long SUV comes to market as the third and largest member of the Opel X family, slotting in above the 4.2 metre Crossland X and 4.3 metre Mokka X.

Opel South Africa launched the vehicle in three derivatives, powered by the same four-cylinder 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine with outputs of 121kW and 240Nm, has mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Opel quotes a combined town/freeway fuel consumption average of 7 litres per 100km, however it did not list any performance figures.

The price of the Opel include a 5-year/120 000km warranty and 5-year/90 000km service plan, with 15 000km service intervals.

OPEL GRANDLAND X: LAUNCH PRICING

Opel Grandland X 1.6T auto 121kW/240Nm R429 000
Opel Grandland X 1.6T Enjoy auto 121kW/240Nm R465 000
Opel Grandland X 1.6T Cosmo auto 121kW/240Nm R565 000

ALTERNATIVES

Ford Kuga 1.5T Trend auto 132kW/240Nm R437 100
Hyundai Tucson 1.6 Turbo Executive 130kW/265Nm R454 900
Hyundai Tucson 1.6 Turbo Exec Sport 150kW/295Nm R504 900
Kia Sportage 2.0 EX 114kW/192Nm R443 995
Kia Sportage 2.0 EX Plus 114kW/192Nm R474 495
Mazda CX-5 2.0 Dynamic auto 121kW/210Nm R424 400
Mazda CX-5 2.5 Individual 143kW/257Nm R500 600
Peugeot 3008 1.6T Allure 121kW/240Nm R459 900
Peugeot 3008 1.6T GT Line 121kW/240Nm R519 900
VW Tiguan 1.4 TSI Comfortline auto 110kW/250Nm R489 900

Photo Credits- iOL Motoring and CAR magazine – South Africa

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