Test drive: Opel injects some style into the Grandland SUV

The sensible family five-seater gets a makeover and adds a second hybrid model

The Opel Grandland Hybrid: a roomy family SUV that can be run frugally in the right circumstances

When the Grandland X was launched initially, it was one of those cars that was competent to the degree of fading into the background. One of Opel’s better-selling models, the five-seat SUV has now come in for a design overhaul that it hopes will make it that bit more desirable to prospective buyers.

After all, the Grandland – the X has been dropped from the name – exists in a segment of the market where ...