Opel Grandland X now available with 177-hp diesel and eight-speed auto

It's the same powertrain from the Peugeot 5008 GT, in case you were wondering

Opel's biggest SUV can now be ordered with the most powerful diesel engine on offer: a 2.0-liter turbo unit shared with the Peugeot 5008 GT we've recently reviewed.

In the Grandland X, the unit is slightly detuned, making 177 metric horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. That's enough to grant the SUV a 0 to 100 km/h sprint of 9.1 seconds and a top speed of 214 km/h (133 mph). The new engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission — the same unit used on the latest Insignia.

Opel says the gearbox offers "better and smoother shifting quality" compared to the six-speed automatic it replaces. The new transmission is also supposed to have a positive effect on fuel efficiency, as the automaker claims the 177-hp Grandland X averages between 4.5 and 4.6 l/100 km.

Equipped with the new powertrain, the Grandland X can tow 2,000 kg (4,409 lb), braked at 12% gradient. Prices for the range-topping diesel-powered Grandland X start at €37,320 in Germany (including VAT).

In addition to the new turbo diesel engine, the SUV will also be available with a premium "Ultimate" trim that brings a number of luxurious features as standard.

Those include 19-inch BiColor alloys, silver-colored roof rails, premium ergonomic seats with heating function, leather trim, Navi 5.0 IntelliLink infotainment system with eight-inch color touchscreen, and the Denon sound system, among many other things.

Safety-wise, the Ultimate package brings the adaptive AFL LED headlights, 360-degree camera, and Advanced Park Assist. Optional features include the electronic IntelliGrip traction system that helps increase grip in various driving situations.

Prices for the Opel Grandland X Ultimate start at €34,240 in Germany.

Undecided which model to choose between the Opel Grandland X and Peugeot 5008 GT? This detailed comparison should help you.

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