Opel Grandland X: Grandly equipped meister

Opel's Grandland X is a powerhouse of upmarket features in a value-for-money package

The well-furnished Opel Grandland X meets the needs of the average family.
The well-furnished Opel Grandland X meets the needs of the average family.ST PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER TAN

A sizeable sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a puny engine often spells disaster. But Opel acquits itself with this recipe surprisingly well.

The German brand's new Grandland X is bigger than both the Crossland X and Mokka X - two crossover cousins which were launched last year. Yet, it is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine which you would expect in something far smaller, like an Opel Adam mini hatch.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2018, with the headline 'Grandly equipped meister'. Subscribe