CarSpyShots
Quick Member Login:
Forgot password?
Forum Statistics:
Forum Members:
Total Threads:
Total Posts:


There are users
currently browsing forums.
  FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-19-2017, 12:16 AM
SV's Avatar
SV SV is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,035
Default 2018 Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X



https://www.netcarshow.com/vauxhall/2018-grandland_x/

Like the Crossland, it's PSA underneath; in this case, related to the Peugeot 3008 and recently unveiled Citroen C5 Aircross. Nice enough, but completely blown away inside by both the French cousins.

Last edited by SV; 04-19-2017 at 12:20 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-19-2017, 12:55 AM
swizzle's Avatar
swizzle swizzle is offline
Raconteur
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bakersfield
Posts: 24,133
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SV View Post
...completely blown away inside by both the French cousins.
To each his own certainly, but I love the utter simplicity of the interior. This is a good looking vehicle.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-19-2017, 03:49 PM
Tomm14 Tomm14 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 123
Default

At least, with its "less modern" interior, the Opel/Vauxhall SUV should be the less expensive of all the PSA medium SUV range ;)

And should be the best seller of the PSA range in UK and Germany :)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-20-2017, 11:01 AM
Levi Levi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 508
Default

Didn't get a call for the BEV Ampera-e test drive, but keep receiving promotional stuff for their crap ICEVs. Opel is the worst of all brands.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-21-2017, 06:10 AM
CosworthKid's Avatar
CosworthKid CosworthKid is offline
CSS Ford Psychopath
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,724
Default

Can't get over how bad the name sounds, sorry. I am guessing its to appeal to the Chinese market? Then again Opels are sold as Buicks there so....

I like the look of the car, inside and out, but damn that name...
__________________

MAKE
MINE
FORD
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-21-2017, 07:29 AM
mick78 mick78 is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 7,840
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CosworthKid View Post
Can't get over how bad the name sounds, sorry. I am guessing its to appeal to the Chinese market? Then again Opels are sold as Buicks there so....

I like the look of the car, inside and out, but damn that name...
This certainly won't be a Buick anymore, and probably one of the few current Oepls PSA will be able to sell abroad, as it is already fully PSA derived and not a GM vehicle underneath.

The naming scheme (Crossland X, Grandland X) obviously want's to echo some of the German premium alphabetical order/family unity ("...land X") without fully giving up names. The result is a bit weird, though I think the Grand Sport badge name attached to every Insignia is also a bit weird, as is the big "Turbo" on every petrol car without a NA engine (which, nowadays, is basically every car in the European market, so it doesn't exactly come with the bragging rights as it was in the 70ies or 80ies...). Then there were the Opel Mokka, Adam and Karl, all highlighted for their stupid names, but they still sell. Probably stupid names is their thing ;)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-22-2017, 10:23 AM
drugmirko drugmirko is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,945
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomm14 View Post
At least, with its "less modern" interior, the Opel/Vauxhall SUV should be the less expensive of all the PSA medium SUV range ;)

And should be the best seller of the PSA range in UK and Germany :)
well, it will be best seller Germany, by default of its badge(s)... though I doubt it will be much cheaper just because its interior is "less modern".... it might be cheaper because 99% of its interior is already used in two other Opel/Vauxhall (and even Buick) models....:







...I know I'm sarcastic prick but this kind of "imagination poverty" saddens me in when used in a single model (though I can tolerate it as a "matter of taste")... but, when it is copy/pasted trough entire range and size of models, it just irritates me! how the f*ck do you determine which model you're in.... by how claustrophobic its interior feels?!?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-19-2017, 07:36 AM
drugmirko drugmirko is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,945
Default 2018 Opel Grandland X

fourth EMP2 clone in its serial form:






slightly less "stiff" design than on usual "plebeian" German vehicle (meaning the rear end, behind the rear doors), with usually catatonic interior... French trio's interiors feel like a "happy hour in the posh whorehouse" compared to that, but I guess that's ok... it is kind of sane to "cover both ends of a stick"...

source and other pictures http://www.largus.fr/francfort/opel-...n-title-anchor
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-19-2017, 07:43 AM
mick78 mick78 is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 7,840
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drugmirko View Post
French trio's interiors feel like a "happy hour in the posh whorehouse" compared to that, but I guess that's ok... it is kind of sane to "cover both ends of a stick"...

source and other pictures http://www.largus.fr/francfort/opel-...n-title-anchor
I love the "happy hour in the posh whorehouse" expression ;)

The interior is indeed a bit boring by now, we have seen it in every other Opel so far, it starts to become the Audi sedan exterior of interiors ;) That said, at least it does look very different to it's platform mate 3008 and C5 Cross both inside and outside, unlike most VW/Seat/Skoda platform mates...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-19-2017, 08:08 AM
drugmirko drugmirko is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,945
Default




btw... I just noticed that there already is existing thread for it, that I somehow missed before posting .... could one of mods join this one with it pls...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:32 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Black Falcon Media Group Oy