Autotest 19-03-2021 Test: Opel Crossland – Kia Stonic The Opel Crossland loses its ‘X’, gets a breath of fresh air and a new top version. Min or … 32

The Opel Crossland loses its ‘X’, gets a breath of fresh air and a new top version. More or less at the same time, the Kia Stonic also gets an update, whereby the range is also supplemented here at the top in the form of the sporty GT-Line. This requires a direct confrontation.

The facelift of the Opel Crossland has considerably more to it than that of the Kia Stonic. With the Korean it is really only the headlights with LED lighting that betray that you are dealing with a fresh copy. At least that applies to the normal versions. The new GT-Line versions have a unique front and rear bumper and are therefore a lot easier to recognize, although it remains an extremely subtle update. Opel does not need to know about that.

The brand has regularly launched a new family face in recent years and is now doing so again. The official flag-bearer of that appearance is the all-new Mokka, but the revised Crossland shows the ‘Opel Vizor’ a little earlier. The bottom line is that the headlights are now apparently part of a grille that is somewhat reminiscent of that of the first Opel Manta in terms of shape. However, the black band between the light units, which were allowed to keep their shape on the Crossland, is not the real grille. We find it lower in the bumper, with the latest top versions encased in a silver-colored edge. Versions, indeed, because there are two. The GS Line is, just like the GT Line from Kia, a sporty dressed variant, only that at Opel is not quite at the top of the range. That role is reserved for the Ultimate. This includes Alcantara seat upholstery, ergonomic comfort seats, a sliding rear seat, LED lighting all around and an extensive multimedia system.

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