The mini SUV segment gets interesting every coming day as automakers try to outdo each other. Not to be left behind, Opel has released a new mini SUV dubbed the “Crossland X” which in all perspectives is a smaller version of the Mokka X. The idea behind the new model was the failure of the Mokka X to compete with smaller mini SUVs like the Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur although it did a good job competing with the likes of Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke. Therefore, the 2018 Opel Crossland X is arguably a smaller, less equipped and cheaper version of the Mokka X. When releasing the model, Tina Mueller, Opel’s CMO alluded that the mini SUV will particularly interest women due to its high seating positions and its OnStar concierge services that allow an individual to even book a hotel room while still driving. Read along for more information:
2018 Opel Crossland X Exterior
The exterior of the 2018 Opel Crossland X is borrowed from that of the Mokka X SUV. The Crossland X comes with the same 7-sided grille that is flanked by piercing headlights. The model also features angular LED DRLs just like the Mokka X. In fact, except for its small size, you can easily mistake the Opel Crossland X for a Mokka X. The only difference between the two models at the fort is that the Crossland X has a new bumper.
The rear is, however, different. While the Mokka rear is bulky and rugged, that of the Crossland X is smoother and has a funky design. The model has a floating roof borrowed from the Opel Adam. This look is enhanced by chrome detailing above the side windows as well as contrasting roof color. The Crossland also features a sculpted panel that breaks up its metalwork making it look squatter than it actually is.
2018 Opel Crossland X Interior
The interior of the 2018 Opel Crossland X looks familiar as it is based on the interior styling of the current Opel models. Like other Opel models, the Crossland X comes with a simple center console with a huge infotainment screen. Below this screen are physical controls for heating and ventilation systems. The model also offers Wi-Fi hotspot and Opel’s OnStar virtual assistant, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features on all models.
The SUV body style gives the driver a raised driving position that results in a good view of the road. The raised body also makes it easy to fit child seats, a feature many mothers will fall in love with. The cabin accommodates five passengers in seats that are upholstered in a quality fabric. To enhance practicability the rear seats can slide on rails. This helps increase legroom of the rear passengers or increase cargo space as the case may be. With the seats slid fully forward, the model can accommodate 520 liters of cargo space, which is larger than that of the Renault Captur.
Tech-wise, the Crossland X features a 180-degreerear view camera, park assist, ABS, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, side blind-spot alert and speed sign recognition.
Engine Specs and performance
Opel is yet to release details about the drive-train options of the new Crossland X. However, since the model is based on the Mokka X it is safe to assume the Crossland X will share it drivetrains with the Mokka X. Currently, the base engine on the Mokka X is a 1.6 L, gasoline engine that is capable of producing 115 horses.
Higher trims will likely be powered by a turbocharged 1.4 L, gasoline engine that produces 140 hp or152 hp. The model will also likely get a 1.6 L diesel mill that produces 110 hp or 136 hp. Expect the model to have impressive fuel economy numbers considering the most efficient Mokka X returns over 72 mpg.
Price and release date
Opel has not released official prices of the Crossland X. However, credible reports indicate that the base model will have a starting price of around $19,000 while the top trim will fetch $29,000. We will communicate more details once the automaker releases more information. The Crossland X was showcased to the public during the recent international auto show in Berlin. Sales will commence later this summer.
As said earlier, top rivals of the 2018 Opel Crossland X will be the Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur.