Opel has officially revealed its Crossland X crossover, which the brand had teased yesterday. The second model in the brand’s growing portfolio of utility vehicles, the Crossland X will be slotted below the  Mokka X, and will replace the Meriva. This means it will be positioned as a rival to CUVs like Renault’s Captur and Peugeot’s 2008.

Although it’s based on the Astra, at 4,210mm overall length, the Crossland X is up to 160mm shorter than the compact hatch. However, Opel says it will still offer much practicality as it’s 100mm taller than the Astra and has rear seats that slide to and fro. It also boasts a boot that measures 410 litres with all seats up and 510 litres with the rear seats slid forward.

Opel also claims that the features packed into the Crossland X will make it “safer, more comfortable and easier” to drive. These include Adaptive Forward Lighting with full LED headlights, head-up display and the 180-degree Panoramic Rear View Camera with Advanced Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking, Driver Drowsiness System, Lane Keep Assist, Speed Sign Recognition and Side Blind Spot Alert.

“Demand for small SUV and crossover models tailored for urban traffic is increasing significantly. The Crossland X with its combination of cool, SUV-inspired design, outstanding connectivity and high practicality represents a second strong competitor in this vehicle class next to our sporty Mokka X,” says Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. “Our agile Crossland X delivers on driving pleasure while oozing urban lifestyle, making it perfect for the city and escapes to the countryside,” he adds.

Opel says the Crossland X will get an “extensive engine portfolio” coupled with “manual and automatic transmissions” but haven’t released any specifics yet. We expect to have these details closer to the premiere in Berlin on February 1 or at the Geneva show.