New Opel Grandland unveiled as BEV, PHEV and MHEV

Opel has presented its new flagship SUV: the next-generation Grandland. It shares its STLA Medium platform with the Peugeot E-3008, with the choice between fully electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild hybrid drivetrains, but it gets a more traditional shape and fancy lighting.

The new Opel Grandland has been expected for some time, as it is the last piece of the puzzle for Opel to achieve its goal of having a fully electric version of every model in its range. Now, everything from the Corsa to even the large vans like the Movano has a BEV alternative.

The new Opel Grandland debuts features like the 3D Vizor grille, illuminated logos front and back, and new HD pixel headlamps / Opel

Up to 700 km of range

The second-generation Grandland is built, like its predecessor, on the same foundations as the Peugeot 3008. This means the new, flexible STLA Medium architecture, which features a range of up to 700 km according to the WLTP cycle thanks to batteries of up to 98 kWh. According to Opel, fast charging up to 80 percent takes around 26 minutes.

Other drivetrains are also available. The Grandland Plug-in Hybrid will offer up to 85 km of electric driving on a charge. At the same time, the Grandland Hybrid will inherit the 48-volt assisted 1.2-liter gasoline engine found in most European models from Stellantis.

Thanks to the STLA Medium platform, an electric range of up to 700 km is possible in the Opel Grandland Electric / Opel

Lights under the spotlight

In terms of design, the new Opel Grandland clearly takes after the Astra with its straight lines, although the manufacturer has taken a step forward in terms of lighting. The Intelli-Lux Pixel HD headlamps feature over 50,000 lighting elements for precise control of the light beams, while the Blitz logo and the ‘Opel’ badging at the rear are now illuminated.

The second-gen Grandland is 173 mm longer (now 4.65 meters long), 64 mm wider (1.91 m), and 19 mm higher (1.66 m) than its predecessor, creating more space for the new Frontera to slot into.

A new, large 16-inch tablet makes its debut on the second-gen Opel Grandland, while a digital instrument cluster and head-up display are also available / Opel

On the inside, a new 16-inch central display can be found, while driver comfort is guaranteed thanks to the Intelli-Seat feature, which relieves pressure on the tailbone. Storage is also a strength of the Grandland, with 35 liters of compartments throughout the cabin and up to 1,641 liters of trunk space.

Coming later in 2024

There is no word yet on pricing or availability for the new Opel Grandland 2024, but expect the model to launch around the summer, with the first deliveries expected before the end of the year. The new Grandland will be built in the Eisenbach plant in Germany, which received a €130 million investment in preparation for the new model and platform.


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