The 2021 Opel Crossland has been confirmed for Ireland
The 2021 Opel Crossland has been confirmed for Ireland

Opel has revealed the first photos of the revamped Opel Crossland, which will go on sale in Ireland at the beginning of 2021.

The compact crossover will adopt Opel’s new ‘Vizor’ front face signature, first seen on the new Opel Mokka, which is also expected to arrive in Ireland for 2021.

Changes will include an improved chassis, extra comfort and technology features and a new sporty SRi Line trim. Opel Ireland has confirmed powertrains and equipment will be announced closer to launch.

New exterior style features, trim dependent, include front and rear skid plates, LED front fog lamps, chrome door mouldings, plus an all-new range of 16 and 17-inch light-alloy wheels. A new SRi Line version will add black 16-inch light-alloy wheels, a black roof and red signature daylight opening. The SRi Line + will add black 17-inch light-alloy wheels, AGR-certified ergonomic seats for driver and front passenger, adaptive full LED headlamps, LED taillights and roof rails.

Other technology features will include Forward collision alert with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection, Driver Drowsiness Alert, Side Blind Spot Alert, Panoramic Rear View Camera and Automatic Park Assist.

IntelliGrip will be available as an option on the 2021 Opel Crossland. This adaptive traction control system enables optimum traction and stability on all kinds of surface, thanks to its five mode settings of Normal, Snow, Mud, Sand and ESP. The driver can choose between the settings to best suit road conditions.

The interior of the new Crossland
The interior of the new Crossland

There will be a range of infotainment systems available including the top of the range Multimedia Navi Pro with 8.0-inch colour touch screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be available, as will wireless smartphone charging.

Flexibility will also be a feature of the new Crossland range with individually sliding and reclining rear seats. They come with a 60/40 split and slide by up to 150 mm, increasing boot space from 410 to 520 litres.

Opel engineers in Rüsselsheim, Germany, have also developed new springs and dampers for the McPherson strut front suspension and the torsion-beam rear axle. In combination with the new steering column intermediate shaft, which improves steering precision and centre-feel, the chassis of the new Crossland is said to deliver an optimum balance of comfort and agility.

James Brooks, Managing Director at Leeson Motors, Irish Importer of Opel, said:

“The unveiling of the all-new Crossland heralds the start of a complete rejuvenation of the Opel model line-up. We look forward to 2021 with confidence in anticipation of all new Crossland, the all-new Mokka, an electrified Zafira-e Life and our first all-electric light commercial vehicle, the new Vivaro-e, with many more new models to follow within 12 months.”