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The New Opel Grandland: When Visionary Dreams Become True

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Opel Grandland, Opel Experimental
Opel Grandland, Opel Experimental
  • From concept to reality: New Grandland brings Opel Experimental ideas to life
  • Design of the future today: Blitz logo and Opel lettering at rear illuminated for first time
  • Resource-saving mobility: All-electric Grandland Electric, no chrome, interior fabrics made of 100 per cent recycled materials

 “German Energy” – the Opel Experimental shows what that means down to the smallest detail. The concept car, which was first presented at the IAA Mobility last year, gives a glimpse of the brand’s future. The Opel Experimental is much more than a design study. Since its premiere, it has shown what will characterise future Opel models – with bold and pure design, optimal use of space as well as the latest technologies and all-electric drive. The first production model to make many details of the Opel Experimental come true is the recently presented new Opel Grandland. Just a few months after the premiere of the Experimental, the Grandland is already bringing the spirit of the concept car to life and putting many features into production. The new Grandland is therefore a prime example of how the designers and engineers at Opel make pioneering automotive dreams reality – true to the “125 years of automobile manufacturing at Opel” anniversary motto “Forever forward since 1899”.

Opel Experimental: Three key elements for the future of the brand

With the visionary Opel Experimental, the designers and engineers gave the first glimpse of future mobility at Opel. And this can be characterised with three key terms:

  • Detox: The Opel Experimental has a bold and pure design and focuses on the essentials.
  • Modern German: It impresses with its proportions, intelligent solutions, highly efficient use of space and the latest lighting technology, including the first-ever illuminated Opel Blitz emblem.
  • Greenovation: It is fully electric and reduces the CO2 footprint.


All this – Detox, Modern German and Greenovation – is “German Energy”, which makes every model with the Blitz unmistakably an Opel. And the result of this “German Energy”, which is already visible today as the newest production model, is the new Opel Grandland, designed and developed in Rüsselheim and made in Eisenach, which will soon be available to order.

New Opel Grandland: Mobility of the future already today

The new Grandland breathes life into all three Opel claims – Greenovation, Detox and Modern German. Its impressively bold and pure styling is immediately noticeable both inside and out. The newcomer projects pure confidence. The sharp design of the Opel brand face makes a significant contribution; the new 3D Vizor integrates the Opel Blitz, illuminated for the first time, and the innovative “Edge Light” technology. At the same time, the new Grandland also takes up the “Opel Compass” design of the Opel Experimental study – the vertical crease and the horizontal Vizor converge with the “electrified” Opel Blitz emblem in the centre.

The new illuminated Opel Blitz is not the only lighting innovation in the new Grandland. The industry-leading Intelli-Lux Pixel Matrix HD Light is also making its debut. For the first time, the system has more than 50,000 elements and enables high-resolution light distribution. The new greeting and farewell animations, which are projected as graphics in front of the vehicle, also give a first impression of what lighting developments will be possible in the future.

The rear view reveals another premiere: the new Grandland is the first Opel production model to integrate the illuminated OPEL lettering inspired by the Experimental into the centre of its compass light signature. In addition, Opel is emphasising the “Greenovation” approach of designing and building a car in a way that conserves resources: the model name GRANDLAND no longer appears in chrome letters but is embossed in the middle of the tailgate.

Focussed on the essentials: resource-saving and locally emissions-free

The interior of the new Opel Grandland is also designed to be bold, pure and resource efficient. Horizontal lines – such as those from the instrument panel to the doors – reinforce the feeling of space and roominess, while the 16-inch central display, which is slightly tilted towards the driver, and the high centre console project sportiness. Behind the steering wheel, a wide, fully digital display provides the most important information. Together with the Intelli-HUD head-up display, it ensures that drivers can always keep their eyes on the road and enjoy the drive. Pure Mode can also be selected manually or automatically. This reduces the content of the Driver Information Centre, the head-up display and the central screen to a necessary minimum, which further minimises distraction – “detox” in its clearest form. True to Opel’s “Greenovation” approach, all fabrics and covers in the interior are made from 100 percent recycled material.

The new Grandland, of course, continues the Opel electrification strategy. It is also the first Opel to benefit from the Stellantis STLA medium platform, which was specially designed for battery-electric models. The new architecture – together with the new flat battery packaging with a battery capacity of up to 98 kWh, the new generation electric motor and other energy-saving features such as the heat pump (standard in Germany) – ensure that the new Opel Grandland Electric can travel up to around 700 kilometres locally emissions-free according to WLTP1. When the SUV does need to recharge, it only needs around 26 minutes at a public fast-charging station to charge to 80 per cent of the battery capacity. The new Grandland Electric thus offers a new level of electric mobility and makes the vision of the Opel Experimental a reality in terms of resource-saving mobility without compromise.


[1] Preliminary range values determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151). The actual range can vary under everyday conditions and depends on various factors, in particular on personal driving style, route characteristics, outside temperature, use of heating and air conditioning and thermal preconditioning.


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