Opel’s new “Grandland X” takes two international off-road awards in 11 vehicle shootout.


Rüsselsheim.  Practical, full of innovative technologies and every model with its own distinctive character – this is the Opel X-Family consisting of the Grandland X, Crossland X and Mokka X. However, the Opel SUV family is not only impressing customers with its diverse quality and class-leading features, it is also very popular with the readers of the international “Off Road” and “SUV Magazin”. Thousands of readers have just voted the sporty and elegant Opel Grandland X as the best car in its segment in the 2018 Off Road Awards. It is the first time that readers could vote for their favourite in the 2WD-SUV segment. The Opel Grandland X left no fewer than eleven competitors from all competing brands in its wake.

“We are especially happy when we receive such readers’ choice awards because they show that customers like our new Opel Grandland X. We have established a true challenger amongst SUV’s in the new Grandland X. The vehicle looks great, is exceptionally well built, comes with technological highlights and, above all, offers driving pleasure in abundance,” said Michael Walter, Marketing Manager Compact Cars & LCV at Opel Germany.

But the dynamic newcomer is not the only Opel model to convince the readers of the two magazines. The Opel Crossland X also impressed with its stylish appearance and flexible configuration possibilities and finished third in the same category as its bigger brother Grandland X.

The two latest additions to the Opel SUV family are thus continuing the off-road success story of Opel’s Mokka X. This robust and attractive adventurer is a two-time winner in the sub-compact SUV segment (in 2013 and 2014). There are good reasons for Opel’s serial success in the SUV category: All three models offer driving pleasure and practicality in addition to numerous technology and comfort highlights such as Forward Collision Alert, LED headlights and AGR-certified ergonomic seats, while also delivering outstanding German engineering, build quality and value for money – packed with features according to Opel’s new international pay-off line: “The future is Everyone’s”.

Readers of “Off Road” magazine have been voting for their favourite off-road vehicles and SUVs since 1982. This year, readers of its sister magazine – SUV Magazin – were entitled to vote for the first time. More than 43,500 votes were cast in the current survey. The off road and SUV fans could choose between 174 vehicles in 12 categories, making Opel’s success (taking both first and third places), even more significant.

OPEL is one of the oldest car brands operating in Southern Africa, and the brand has built a solid reputation over the 80+ years that OPEL has been in the country. The South African Motoring Guild voted the new OPEL ASTRA as the South African ‘Car of the Year for 2017’ after the new ASTRA was awarded ‘Car of the Year’ in 12 European countries, as well as ‘Overall European Car of the Year’. OPEL won the prestigious ‘Car of the Year’ award in South Africa on a few previous occasions as well – in 1991 (OPEL Monza), in 1994 (OPEL Kadett) and in 1995 (OPEL Astra). The entire OPEL range – from the popular Opel Corsa through to the Opel Grandland X – are known for offering luxury level specifications that packs a German engineered punch high above their price category.