The Opel Grandland SUV has become the latest model to receive the company’s new ‘Visor’ face, which also features on the new Mokka and upcoming Astra. But this is more than just an exterior facelift as the German carmaker has installed its massive ‘Pure Panel’ widescreen displays inside.
The new Visor frontal styling is not just about aesthetics as the design also incorporates Opel’s IntelliLux LED Pixel Light system, which has a total of 168 LED elements and the ability to cut out oncoming traffic within milliseconds. Also making its debut in the Grandland is Opel’s Night Vision system, which is said to be capable of detecting pedestrians and animals in the dark at a distance of up to 100 metres.
Speaking of driver assist gizmos, the Opel Grandland is also now available with the company’s Highway Integration Assist system, which combines active cruise control, active lane positioning and Stop & Go to allow for semi-automated driving capability.
Opel says the new Grandland’s cabin has been “detoxed to the essentials”. It features the new Opel Pure Panel, which houses two wide screens within a single unit, with the central infotainment screen (which can be up to 10 inches in size) angled towards the driver.
On the powertrain front, the new Grandland furthers its parent company’s electrification strategy with the availability of a new plug-in hybrid variant. Opel hasn’t released any of the details yet, but it’s likely to mirror its new Peugeot 308 cousin in offering a 12,4 kWh lithium ion battery and outputs of up to 132 kW. Opel says that hybrid buyers will be able to choose between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.
Inevitably Opel will also offer a range of conventional petrol and diesel engine variants, although these have not been detailed as yet.
Watch this space for more information on the new Opel Grandland as it becomes available.