The 2025 Opel Grandland is a Peugeot E-3008 with a German accent
The compact crossover will use the same Stellantis STLA Medium platform as its Peugeot 3008 cousin and could come in hybrid and fully electric forms.
13 November 2023 at 16:29
Anyone based in Europe looking for a compact electric crossover in the next year will have a wider range of options open to them than they did the last time they went shopping. Ford begins deliveries of its Explorer EV in 2024, Peugeot will begin ramping up production of its e-3008 and Opel will introduce its SUV.
The latest SUV, the successor to the current Opel (Vauxhall for those in the UK), is seen here for the first time, undergoing tests before its market launch in 2024. While we don’t know if Opel will keep the Grandland name we do know that it will Built on the new Stellantis Medium STLA platform, just like its Peugeot cousin.
Electric Grandlands should mirror the specifications of their Peugeot counterparts, and to refresh your memory, the e-3008 range starts with a single engine, front-drive model with 207 PS (210 PS) and can reach speeds of 62 mph (100 km). /hour) in 8.7 seconds and covers a distance of 326 miles (525 km) when fully charging its 73 kilowatt-hour battery. The long-range version uses a 98-kilowatt-hour pack to boost power to 227 hp (230 hp) and extend driving range to 435 miles (700 km), and the dual-motor flagship model shares 316 hp (320 hp) between all four wheels and manages the same 326 mile range as Basic car.
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So far, Opel, which wants to become an all-electric brand by 2028, has talked about the Grandland as an electric-only car, but the cooled EV market and the fact that the STLA Medium is also set to work with hybrid powertrains suggest the company may also offer ICE units are electrically assisted. This is something the 3008, the combustion sibling of the e-3008, will do by using the new mild-hybrid powertrains that Peugeot introduced earlier this year. The 1.2-litre triple sends 134 PS (136 PS) to the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, while a PHEV is also likely to be on the cards.
This prototype’s heavy camouflage tries its best to hide the new Grandland’s design secrets, but we can already make out what the DRLs will look like and know that it will have the same ‘vizor’ face as other new Opel cars, such as the facelifted Astra. Corsa. The current Grandland already has a glass nose, given it in 2021 as part of a facelift that saw its name shortened from Grandland Which leads to a significant improvement in interior space.