SPORTY LOOK: Opel Grandland X is a beaut
Opel is going all out in 2019 with seven new products in the pipeline, some of which are rather attractive.

The cabbies are the Corsa GSI and a commemorative 120Y version, a new Astra, Grandland X and Crossland X and two new commercial vehicles in the Combo and Vivaro.

The warme Corsa GSI hatch will be powered by a 110kW, 1.4 turbopetrol engine that promises zero to hero in 8.9 seconds, while remaining a fuel efficient urban runaround.

Then for the Astras. The 1.6T Sport gets a makeover with OPC-line exterior and interior styling and will be available with an automatic gearbox. The 1.0T base model and 1.4T get up-specced, with the first getting the Intellilink system and the 1.4T goodies such as dual-zone climate control, reverse camera and kwaai park assist.

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The Opel Grandland X 1.6 will now roll on 18-inch alloys, as well as acquiring fog lights and roof rails, while the Plus package adds leather seats, a large sunroof and a Satnav 900 Intellilink infotainment system.

The Crossland SUV range gets bigger with the introduction of a 1.6-litre turbodiesel that makes 68kW on a five-speed gearbox.

Then the 120Y. No, not a Datsun, it stands for the 120 years that Opel will be in business. To mark the milestone, Opel SA will be offering a special edition Corsa 120Y with a couple of extra goodies thrown in.

BIGGER IN SIZE: The Crossland SUV Range will push 68kW

On the commercial side, the new Opel Combo panelvan will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbodiesel. Standard specs include air-conditioning, nice sound and dual front airbags, with a 600kg payload. Look out, VW Caddy.

The Opel Vivaro is set to be a bigger van, though details are slim.

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So, all in all, a varied and reasonable offering from Opel for the local market.