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 different powertrains like a plug-in hybrid setup could also be supplied instead.
The brand new Grandland is being developed on Stellantis’ STLA Medium EV platform designed for compact and mid-size vehicles, and whereas it will not be offered within the U.S. it could provide clues for future U.S.-bound autos 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 earlier this 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 at the least one possibility matching or exceeding the 300 hp of the outgoing Grandland plug-in hybrid variant is probably going.
Stellantis STLA Medium platform
The Grandland is predicted to start out gross sales in markets the place Opel operates within the second half of 2024, that means a debut early subsequent 12 months is probably going.
Opel can also be out testing a prototype for a redesigned model of the Crossland subcompact crossover. It should additionally debut as an EV and is more likely to provide various powertrains in some unspecified time in the future as nicely.
Styling for each crossovers will seemingly be much like the traces of the Opel Mokka subcompact crossover launched in 2020. Central design themes embody clear surfaces and Opel’s visor grille.
Opel, which operates as Vauxhall within the U.Ok., plans to be a completely electrical model in its foremost market of Europe by 2028. Being a part of the Stellantis fold, Opel has entry to numerous devoted EV platforms starting from designs for subcompact vehicles proper as much as full-size vans and vans. One future devoted EV that Opel has confirmed is a sporty crossover to be referred to as the Manta E. It is due across the center of the last decade.