Colin-on-Cars – Through a new Vizor

The visor is traditionally a moveable protection device for the face – think knights of old and steel armour – and, indeed the new face of the Opel Crossland, called Vizor, does just that.

Albeit unmoving, the new front end design for the Crossland is sculpted to allow for the housing space for the growing number of sensors and cameras required by modern automobiles.

Integrating the grille and headlights, the Opel Vizor of the new Crossland extends in one single sweep, across the front of the vehicle. The brand’s lightning-flash emblem dominates the centre. The Vizor will become a hallmark of all Opel models in the future.

The makeover also incorporates new dark tinted taillights at the rear, and the new high-gloss black tailgate surface (available in combination with the black roof) which makes the new Crossland look wider and stronger.

Also new are the front and rear skid plates, LED fog lamps (on the Elegance model) and 16-inch light alloy wheels. Another distinguishing characteristic is the rear Crossland badge which is laid out across the tailgate.

Engineers in Rüsselsheim, Germany have developed new damper tuning for the McPherson strut front suspension and the torsion-beam rear axle. Combined with an improved steering position which offers precise handling and a gear change which is quick and light, the Crossland’s chassis delivers a more dynamic drive with an optimum balance of comfort and agility as well as stability when navigating the country’s highways.

All models come with LED lights which are much brighter than halogen bulbs and other safety features include forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, driver drowsiness alert, front and rear park assist, cruise control with speed limiter, anti-lock brakes,EBFD and Hill Start Assist.

Inside the Opel Crossland, the updated 7-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system, which runs the Apple Carplay/ Android Auto, dominates the driving cabin.

The 60/40 split in the rear seating increases the boot space from 410 litres to 520 litres and folding the rear seats completely increases boot volume to 1 255 litres.

The Crossland SUV line-up includes the Crossland Edition 1.2 60 kW 5-speed Manual, and 1.2 Turbo 81 kW 6-speed Automatic and the Crossland Elegance 1.2 Turbo 81 kW 6-speed Auto.

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