2018 Vauxhall (Opel) Grandland X

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Opel and Peugeot to assemble vehicles in … Namibia!

The PSA Group has announced that it has signed a joint-venture agreement with the Namibian government to create an assembly plant in Walvis Bay.

In a statement, the French group said that its joint-venture agreement with the Namibia Development Corporation would see Opel and Peugeot vehicles assembled on a semi-knocked-down basis in Walvis Bay. The automotive group said that assembly would start in the second half of 2018, with an annual targeted volume of 5 000 units by 2020.

The Opel Grandland X (which is expected to launch in South Africa in May 2018) and Peugeot 3008 would be the first vehicles assembled at the new factory, with “other products” to follow to “meet customer demand”. The plant would serve markets in Namibia, South Africa, Bostwana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

The statement added that the project illustrated the Opel brand’s real potential in the region, with the decision to manufacture vehicles from the German automaker locally “decided and implemented in a record time frame”.

“This investment in Namibia is part of the long term strategy of Groupe PSA to increase its sales in Africa and the Middle East, consistent with our target to sell one million vehicles in 2025,” said Jean-Christophe Quemard, executive vice president for Middle East and Africa Region at the PSA Group.

“This new capacity will serve regional markets with products in line with our Opel and Peugeot customer expectation,” he added.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/opel-and-peugeot-to-assemble-vehicles-in-namibia/
 

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OPEL GRANDLAND X HANDED OPC LINE TRIM PLUS ACCESSORIES

Accessories include a bike rack and surfboard carrier.

Opel has revealed images of its Grandland X in OPC Line trim and kitted out with a number of official accessories.

The Grandland X – which is expected to launch in South Africa in May 2018, slotting in above the Crossland X and Mokka X – shares its underpinnings with the Peugeot 3008, and will be assembled alongside its French cousin at a new plant in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

While the OPC Line treatment appears pretty subtle, seemingly adding items such as aluminium side steps (each able to support up to 135 kg), alloy wheels and stainless steel pedals, Opel has also revealed what it describes as a range of “tailored, high-quality original accessories” and “selected products from market-leading partners” (such as Thule).

These include transport and carrier systems; comfort and safety equipment; wheels and tyres; as well as styling elements. There are also rear-mounted Thule bike racks, boxes “in various designs and sizes” to be mounted on the base roof carrier and even an aluminium surfboard carrier.

We’ll have to wait for the local launch of the German brand’s latest SUV to learn which accessories will be offered in South African dealerships.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/opel-grandland-x-handed-opc-line-trim-plus-accessories/

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Opel debuts new 1,5-litre turbodiesel in Grandland X

Opel has announced that it will offer a new 1,5-litre turbodiesel engine in its Grandland X, billing it as more powerful and more economical than the 1,6-litre engine it replaces.

The German automaker, which now falls under the PSA Group banner, says the new powertrain is designed to meet “strict future emissions requirements”.

The new four-cylinder oil-burner makes 96 kW and 300 N.m (the latter on tap from 1 750 r/min), and in the Grandland X is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The result is a claimed fuel consumption figure of 4,2 L/100 km. Opel says the new engine will also be available with an “advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission”.

Whether this new turbodiesel will be offered when the Grandland X launches in South Africa in May 2018 remains to be seen.

In March 2018, the PSA Group announced that it had signed a joint-venture agreement with the Namibian government to create an assembly plant in Walvis Bay, with the Opel Grandland X and Peugeot 3008 set to be the first models assembled at the new factory. And it’s from this plant that SA is expected to source its units.

Interestingly, by 2020, Opel says it plans to offer the Grandland X as the brand’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/opel-debuts-new-15-litre-turbodiesel-grandland-x/

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Opel debuts new 1,5-litre turbodiesel in Grandland X

Opel has announced that it will offer a new 1,5-litre turbodiesel engine in its Grandland X, billing it as more powerful and more economical than the 1,6-litre engine it replaces.

The German automaker, which now falls under the PSA Group banner, says the new powertrain is designed to meet “strict future emissions requirements”.

The new four-cylinder oil-burner makes 96 kW and 300 N.m (the latter on tap from 1 750 r/min), and in the Grandland X is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The result is a claimed fuel consumption figure of 4,2 L/100 km. Opel says the new engine will also be available with an “advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission”.

Whether this new turbodiesel will be offered when the Grandland X launches in South Africa in May 2018 remains to be seen.

In March 2018, the PSA Group announced that it had signed a joint-venture agreement with the Namibian government to create an assembly plant in Walvis Bay, with the Opel Grandland X and Peugeot 3008 set to be the first models assembled at the new factory. And it’s from this plant that SA is expected to source its units.

Interestingly, by 2020, Opel says it plans to offer the Grandland X as the brand’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/opel-debuts-new-15-litre-turbodiesel-grandland-x/

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Vauxhall Grandland X Ultimate 2.0 2018 UK review

Should I buy one?

With extra kit added to an already decent package and the welcome extra pep of that 2.0 diesel, this new Grandland X Ultimate is definitely a step forward from previous versions. It has further refined what was already a rounded, competent crossover.

Trouble is, even if this is the ‘ultimate’ iteration of the Grandland X, it still does little to truly stand out from the cornucopia of competitors. While there are few areas where the Grandland X is anything other than good, there are also few where it truly excels.

And there's one more catch; the Grandland X Ultimate is a more compelling proposition, but it comes at a price. At £34,040, it’s around £2000 more expensive than a well-equipped 2.0 TDI Seat Ateca, our current crossover hatchback class leader.

Ultimately, that makes it hard to truly recommend.

Vauxhall Grandland X Ultimate specification

Where Surrey, UK Price £34,040; On sale now; Engine 4 cyls, 1997cc turbocharged diesel; Power 175bhp at 3650rpm; Torque 295lb ft at 2000rpm; Gearbox 8-spd automatic; Kerb weight not stated; Top speed 133mph; 0-62mph 8.8sec; Fuel economy 57.4mpg; CO2 128g/km; Rivals Seat Ateca, Peugeot 3008, Nissan Qashqai

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-revie...uxhall-grandland-x-ultimate-20-2018-uk-review

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