All new electric Opel Grandland to grace Irish showrooms later this year

Opel has revealed the new all-electric Grandland SUV

Opel has revealed the new all-electric Grandland SUV

Opel has revealed the new all-electric Grandland SUV, which will make its way to Irish showrooms later this year.

The next generation Grandland is the first Opel to benefit from the introduction of the new StellantisSTLA Medium BEV-native production platform. Thanks to the new architecture and its flat battery packaging allowing for up to 98 kWh, combined with a new-generation electric motor and heat pump, Opel claims that the new Grandland Electric can deliver a range of up to 700km (WLTP ).

It further says that at a public fast charging station, it only takes around 26 minutes to recharge to 80 percent of the battery capacity. Customers can also opt for a Grandland Plug-in Hybrid with up to 85km emissions-free range (WLTP ), or the Grandland Hybrid with 48-volt technology.

The new Grandland is longer, wider and slightly higher than the out-going model. Combined with up to 20 inch alloy wheels and sporting a two-toned floating roof, contrast cladding, and sharp wheel-arch lines, it sits boldly at the top of Opel’s SUV portfolio.Grandeur is added by the new Opel 3D Vizor brand face, combined with the illuminated Opel Blitz logo which is made even more prominent using Edge Light Technology.

Inside, the slightly driver-oriented 16 inch central display and high centre console generates “a sportyfeeling”. The top of the instrument panel has a nice technical appearance, enhanced by an edge light, and is aesthetically divided into two surface finishes.

Opel’s ergonomic AGR seats now come with electric bolsters for even more comfort. The patented Intelli-Seat feature in the front seats, designed to relieve pressure on the tailbone, comes as standard.

Opel says all fabrics in the interior are 100 percent recycled. The new Grandland further offers as standard, an extensive array of driver assistance systems including ‘Automatic Cruise Control’ with ‘Stop & Go’ function, ‘Extended Traffic Sign Recognition’, ‘IntelligentSpeed Adaptation’, and ‘In Crash Braking’, a system with the purpose of helping avoid secondary collision in case of an accident.

An optional Opel Intelli-Drive 2.0 system integrates numerous electronic assistants and combines them with Semi-Automatic Lane-Change Assist and Recommended Speed Adaption. Parking is also made easier by front and rear park assist, a rear-view camera with automatic cleaning function and the 360-degree Intelli-Vision camera.

A latest-generation Intelli-Lux Pixel Matrix HD system offers over 50,000 elements (51,200 to be precise,with 25,600 on each side ) for high-definition light. Oncoming objects are detected by a camera and the Intelli-Lux Pixel Matrix HD light cuts out these objects precisely to deliver a much brighter light, whilst ensuring that other road users are not glared at.

According to Opel, the new Grandland offers generous interior space. The long wheelbase of 2,784mm and steep tailgate emphasise the increased roominess in cabin and luggage space.

Opel tells us that passengers in the rear enjoy 20mm of additional legroom compared to the outgoing Grandland. The rear seats can be folded down 40:20:40 and thus, create a load volume of up to 1,641 litres.

There’s also over 35 litres of innovative interior storage compartments throughout the vehicle. A wireless smartphone charger is located behind glass so that devices can be charged while being storedsafely.

Irish pricing will be announced closer to launch.

 

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