Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
4 minute read
31 Oct 2019
11:07 am

Oil-burning Opel Crossland X aiming for the long X-Y haul

Charl Bosch

The first Opel passenger vehicle to be sold in South Africa with an oil-burner since the fourth generation Corsa

In the current realms of the automotive landscape, the terms ‘‘diesel” and ‘‘MPV’’ are not exactly in-vogue denominators as they have mostly been replaced by ‘‘electric’’ or ‘‘hybrid’’ as well as ‘‘crossover/MPV’’. Not that Opel seems to have noticed. One of the first models to emerge from the Blitz’s takeover by the PSA Group two years ago, the Crossland X in effect fills the position left vacant by the Meriva, and while Rüsselsheim maintains that the sister model to the Peugeot 2008 is more crossover than MPV, it is not hard to spot where the greater emphasis has been placed on....