Test drive: Opel Crossland loses its X and looks to widen appeal

The compact SUV has come in for a significant update but, despite the jazzy exterior, it remains a practical choice

The Opel Crossland gets the same distinctive “Vizor” front-end design as its trendy stablemate the Opel Mokka

The new-look Opel Crossland has lost its X and is trying really hard to emulate the trendy style of its feisty new sibling, the Opel Mokka.

We’ll review the latter in coming weeks, but if you’ve seen the pictures, you’ll know that it’s a stunning-looking new small crossover.

Those are not words we would have ever used to describe the Opel Crossland minus the X. It’s described as a compact SUV, but its look hardly ...