Independent, speculative renderings for the recently-confirmed Opel Grandland X SUV have surfaced online, giving us a glimpse of what the company's medium SUV might look like when it launches in Europe sometime next year.
The Grandland X will compete in the European 'C' segment, which means it will take on the likes of the Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson. The smaller Qashqai has also been reported a rival, which could suggest the Grandland X will be sized between the small and medium segments.
One of 29 new models to be launched from 2016 to 2020, the Grandland X will sit above the recently-facelifted Mokka X and the upcoming Opel Crossland X - believed to be the next-generation Opel Meriva that has been spied testing in recent months.
Reports out of Europe suggest the Grandland X and Crossland X will be developed in cooperation with Peugeot-Citroen (PSA), which could mean the larger of the two models could share numerous components with the new Peugeot 3008 that will launch in Australia early next year.
Above: Opel's teaser for both the Crossland X and Grandland X
Currently the ageing Holden Captiva competes with medium SUVs like the CX-5 and Tucson along with other seven seaters like the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail, along with the larger Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento.
Being slightly larger than the Trax/Mokka X siblings, the Crossland X could serve as a competitor to the Mitsubishi ASX and Nissan Qashqai while the Grandland X can take the Captiva's place in the medium SUV category, sitting below the 2018 Holden Equinox that will effectively replace the Captiva.
Above: Chevrolet/Holden Equinox
It's unknown whether Holden has plans to introduce either the Crossland X or Grandland X locally in the near future, with both SUVs absent from the company's future line-up launch in September.
Opel has confirmed that both the Grandland X and Crossland X will launch in 2017, so stay tuned to CarAdvice for more updates as they come to hand.