Opel appears to be totally stoked about its new design language that debuted with the new Mokka — which we all have to agree, looks stunning. The positive feedback on the new design language made the company bring back the Manta as a one-off restomod, which also turned out to be a head-turner (if it ever gets driven on the public roads, of course). The latest model to be blessed with this new ‘Opel Vizor’ is the Grandland facelift.
The highlight of the new design language is the aforementioned Opel Vizor — the new black grille flanked by LED headlights with an inverted L-shaped running light signature. There’s also the sporty front bumper with black inserts, and the wheel design is also similar to those on the Mokka. The rest of the car remains mostly unchanged, including the taillights. However, the tailgate has the ‘Grandland’ wordmark badged in the same style as in the Mokka. The LED headlights are branded as IntelliLux LED Pixel Light and contain 84 LED elements per headlamp.
Inside, there’s a brand new dashboard with a 10-inch central touchscreen and a 12-inch driver display. The front occupants get Aktion Gesunder Rücken-certified “ergonomic active seats” with electric adjustment for tilt and lumbar. Depending on the trim, the seats will offer heating and ventilation as well. As for the other technology, the Night Vision makes its Opel debut with the Grandland facelift. The system’s infrared camera is claimed to detect people and animals up to 100 metres ahead. Other active safety and driver assistance systems include Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, 360-degree panorama camera, automatic parking assistant, and blind spot warning system.
Opel didn’t share any powertrain details, which means the Grandland facelift will continue with the existing set of powertrains which include a 221 kW (300 metric hp) AWD and 165 kW (224 metric hp) FWD PHEVs.
Pre-orders are yet to commence, but Opel plans to start deliveries in the autumn.