Smaller than the Mokka (it’s a whopping 16cm shorter than an Astra hatch), the Crossland will compete with the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008. It’s a joint-venture with PSA, so it sits on the small car platform that will also underpin the next C3 Picasso.
The Crossland’s front seat passengers get seats approved of by the Aktion Gesunder Rucken, or AGR – the German association for bad back sufferers, and an optional eight-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also Opel’s on OnStar infotainment and connectivity system, which can connect you to a 24hr telephone concierge service and which also comes with a wifi hotspot for up to seven devices.
There’s also a wireless charging spot and a Wi-Fi hotspot provided by the optional personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar.
Opel hasn’t released detailed information regarding the engine lineup, only saying the Crossland X will be offered with an “extensive engine portfolio ranging from gasoline to diesel and LPG and available with manual and automatic transmissions.” Full details are expected to be revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March this year.