The Opel Grandland is certainly a handsome-looking SUV – but it has plenty more to offer a wide range of motorists. For a start, it’s fun to drive and provides a comfortable ride in its roomy cabin, thanks in no small part to its smooth suspension. The Grandland comes with a range of efficient and strong engines too. And there are three trim levels to choose from - SC, SRi and Elite, the latter two of which can be selected with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Practical and spacious
The Grandland’s five-door body and raised ride height combine to make access a breeze. And while rear-seated travellers are often left feeling short-changed by a lack of space in the rear compartment, this is not the case with this SUV, which offers generous levels of head and legroom. The car’s 514-litre boot should also suffice in most situations. However, if more capacity is required, simply drop the rear seats and you’ll have 1,652 litres of load space at your disposal.
A well-equipped SUV
The Opel Grandland features a six-speaker sound system, a seven-inch touchscreen, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth connectivity as standard. Meanwhile, a ten-inch touchscreen and satellite navigation are available with next-tier SRi trims. Whichever version you choose, the vehicle boasts a full five-star Euro NCAP rating and myriad passive and active safety features. For instance, front, rear and lateral parking sensors and a rear-view camera make the potentially tricky job of parking something you’ll enjoy doing.
As already mentioned, this SUV can be selected in Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) form, which means even lower fuel bills and CO2 emissions. And in electric-only mode, the Opel Grandland offers a 60-kilometre range, which is greater than the average commute. Overall, charging times are pretty rapid; even with a domestic three-pin power supply, it takes less than six hours to go from zero to 100-percent capacity. And when using a 7kW domestic wall box or public charging station, it takes less than two hours.