Opel, a German model throughout the Stellantis fold, has been noticed testing a prototype for its redesigned Grandland compact crossover.
The prototype was for an electrical model of the brand new Grandland, although further powertrain sorts like a plug-in hybrid setup could also be supplied as a substitute.
The brand new Grandland is being developed on Stellantis’ STLA Medium EV platform designed for compact and midsize automobiles, and whereas it will not be bought within the U.S. it could provide clues for future U.S.-bound automobiles based mostly on the STLA Medium platform. Autos based mostly on the STLA Medium platform include front- or all-wheel-drive powertrains, the latter generated by having an electrical motor at every axle.
The platform made its debut final 12 months within the Peugeot 3008 compact crossover and has been designed to suit batteries with a usable capability of as much as 98 kwh, and provide energy outputs as much as 382 hp. It is not clear how a lot horsepower the Grandland will provide however a minimum of one choice matching or exceeding the 300 hp of the outgoing Grandland plug-in hybrid variant is probably going.
The Grandland is anticipated to begin gross sales in markets the place Opel operates within the second half of 2024, which means a debut ought to be coming quickly..
Opel can also be out testing a prototype for a redesigned model of the Crossland subcompact crossover. It’s going to additionally debut as an EV and is prone to provide various powertrains sooner or later as effectively.
Styling for each crossovers will seemingly be just like the traces of the Opel Mokka subcompact crossover launched in 2020. Central design themes embrace clear surfaces and Opel’s visor grille.
Opel, which operates as Vauxhall within the U.Okay., plans to be a totally electrical model in its essential market of Europe by 2028. Being a part of the Stellantis fold, Opel has entry to varied devoted EV platforms starting from designs for subcompact automobiles proper as much as full-size vans and vans. One future devoted EV that Opel has confirmed is a sporty crossover to be known as the Manta E. It is due across the center of the last decade.