The Opel Grandland X is now on sale in Ireland with the optional IntelliGrip adaptive traction control system.

The Grandland X like many of its rivals is front wheel drive only, with no option for 4×4 for more challenging road conditions.

However the introduction of IntelliGrip to the Grandland X range makes it an efficient option for buyers looking for more traction. It’s priced reasonably from just €290.

Opel’s IntelliGrip adaptive traction control system for Grandland X has five modes – snow, sand, mud, ESP on and ESP off. It enables optimum traction and stability on all types of road surfaces.

The driver simply selects the appropriate traction control mode via the rotary dial on the centre console. The electronics then immediately adapt torque distribution to the wheels and the ESP to the selected mode.

IntelliGrip is sold as part of the All Road Pack

The IntelliGrip system is part of the optional All Road Pack and available on the Grandland X SC, SRi and Elite trims. The All Road Pack starts at €290, depending on selected trim level and includes five-spoke 7.5J x 18-inch light alloy wheels and 225/55 R18 all-season tyres.

The new Opel Grandland X is a new compact SUV slotting in above the Crossland X and Mokka X SUVs in the Opel range. The Grandland X is available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine or a 1.6 or 2.0-litre diesel. The Opel Grandland X range starts from €27,995.

For buyers seeking an Opel with four wheel drive, the Opel Mokka X is available with this option.