New Opel Crossland debuts with Mokka-inspired styling


Opel has revealed the updated Crossland with the styling inspired by the second generation Mokka. The subcompact crossover will be available at European dealerships in early 2021.

The front grille, or the ‘Vizor’ as Opel likes to call it, covers the whole fascia, neatly integrating the grille and headlights. The restyled front bumper houses LED fog lights. The side profile remains largely unchanged, while at the rear, there are new dark-tinted taillights connected by a gloss-black applique. The rear bumper has been restyled as well. Rounding off the looks are 17-inch light-alloy wheels, with a design similar to those on the Mokka.

The refreshed cabin features AGR-certified (Aktion Gesunder Rücken) ergonomic front seats, individually sliding and reclining rear seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, Head-Up Display, wireless smartphone charging, optional OpelConnect service, and Live Navigation (free for 36 months) with real-time traffic information and current fuel prices.

Safety and driver assistance systems would include Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking and pedestrian detection; Lane Departure Warning, Driver Drowsiness Alert, Side Blind Spot Alert, Panorama Rear View Camera, cruise control with speed limiter, and Automatic Park Assist.

Moving on to the business end of the story, the new Crossland will be available with 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel powertrains.

The 1.2-litre 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 83 hp (61 kW) at 5,750 rpm and 118 Nm (87 lb-ft) of torque at 1,750 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

There’s also a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with two states of tune on offer. In the lower tune, the engine develops 110 hp (81 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque at 1,750 rpm, and is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The higher tune offers 130 hp (96 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque at 1,750 rpm, and can be paired either with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

The 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine is available in two states of tune. The lower tune produces 110 hp (81 kW) at 3,500 and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque at 1,750 rpm, and is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The higher tune pumps out 120 hp (88 kW) at 3,750 rpm and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque at 1,750 rpm, and is paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.


Although a front-wheel drive vehicle, the new Crossland offers ‘IntelliGrip’ traction control system with 5 modes: Normal, Snow, Mud, Sand, and ESP-Off. The last one deactivates ESP and traction control at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph). For safety reasons, the IntelliGrip automatically returns to ‘Normal’ mode when the speed crosses 50 km/h.

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