If you’re like most South African motorists, there are a few key things you look for when shopping for a compact SUV – price range, fuel consumption, ease of ownership, power and torque, general appearance, etc. As such, the OPEL Crossland X has likely cropped up on your radar as you evaluated your options in this rather crowded automotive segment.
However, as with most things in life, the devil is in the details, and this is where the strapping OPEL Crossland X truly shines. Here are a few lesser-known benefits you’ll enjoy if you choose to drive off in this nifty sports utility vehicle:
Loads of boot space
And we do mean loads. If you are a person who regularly lugs around big items (e.g. a large-breed pooch, DIY essentials, a drum kit, body boards, etc.) you’ll be happy to learn that the Crossland X is far roomier in the rear than you may have thought. It officially has a 410-litre cargo capacity, but this can be increased to 520 litres by sliding the rear seats forward and you can gain another 100 litres (give or take) if you fold the seats down flat. That’s a lot of room to manoeuvre.
If easy driving is what you're after, the Crossland X should be right in your wheelhouse. It's sturdy enough on the road to take a beating from the ferocious South-Easter, and dynamic enough to overtake without any issues. Oh, and did we mention the nifty headlight setup? The Crossland X has a 30% brighter headlight beam, and also automatically recognises oncoming vehicles at night to dim the lights to reduce glare.
The person who designed the child-lock on the OPEL Crossland X was definitely the parent of one or more human children. And by human children, we mean the kind that likes to fiddle with locks and play the open-and-close game whenever the opportunity presents itself. Conventional child-lock systems can be a pain in the neck – you normally need to manually open the rear door and flip the mechanism up or down – but the Crossland X makes it so much easier. All you need to do is push a convenient button right behind the gear lever!
There you have it – a few lesser-known reasons to consider the much-loved Opel Crossland X when you’re weighing your compact SUV options. Keep an eye on the blog in the coming weeks and months as we share more interesting stories and expert insight into all things OPEL. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with a REEDS representative at your nearest branch to find out more about the OPEL Crossland X, or to book a test drive and see what all the fuss is about in person. OPEL – The Future is Everyone’s.