The refreshed Opel Crossland has arrived in South Africa, with the local range comprising three variants at launch. 

Revealed in October 2020, the facelifted Crossland ditches the “X” suffix of the original, while also adopting the Rüsselsheim-based firm’s latest family face.

In South Africa, the line-up kicks off with the Crossland 1,2 Edition, priced at R324 900. The naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine in this base model (largely unchanged from the original range) offers the front wheels 61 kW and 118 N.m, shipping standard with a five-speed manual gearbox.

Next up is the Crossland 1,2T Edition 6AT, which comes in at R374 900. This derivative upgrades to a turbocharged three-pot carried over from the outgoing range and delivering 81 kW and 205 N.m to the front axle via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Crossland 1,2T Elegance 6AT, meanwhile, tops the range at R399 900, featuring the same powertrain but gaining extra standard kit, such as gloss-black exterior trim, a chrome-effect belt line, electrically folding side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, faux-leather/cloth upholstery, leather trim for the steering wheel and a raft of driver assistance features. The turbodiesel derivative falls away.

While the base model appears to ship with a five-inch touchscreen, the turbocharged derivatives offer a seven-inch item with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

The rear pews, meanwhile, boast individual sliding and reclining functions; they can be moved by up to 150 mm fore and aft, allowing claimed luggage capacity to be adjusted from 410 to 520 litres. Dropping the rear seats increases packing space to a claimed 1 255 litres.

Though the Crossland runs on a PSA Group platform, Opel says it has developed new springs and dampers for the McPherson strut front suspension and the torsion-beam rear axle.

Pricing:
Opel Crossland 1,2 Edition: R324 900
Opel Crossland 1,2T Edition 6AT: R374 900
Opel Crossland 1,2T Elegance 6AT: R399 900