The move to the eCMP (electric Common Modular Platform) means that it will share multiple components with other electric vehicles made under Stellantis' roof. These include the Peugeot e-2008 and the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. And while details surrounding the actual drivetrain are inexistent, we will assume it will get a single-motor unit, making either 134 or 154 hp (136-156 ps/100-115 kW), backed up by respective battery packs of 50 and 54 kWh.
But the next-gen Opel Crossland will not stick to the battery-electric recipe solely, as a model packing an internal combustion engine is expected to join the lineup. It has been reported that it might put the Corsa supermini's 1.2-liter mild-hybrid assembly to use, which is offered with two outputs. The lesser variant has 99 hp (100 ps/74 kW), and the upper spec enjoys 134 hp (136 ps/100 kW). The ICE-powered Crossland is expected to be available for a limited time, as Opel plans to go electric in Europe by 2028.
In terms of visuals, the pictured prototype sends Citroen C3 Aircross vibes. But it won't be identical to its French cousin, as the German model will get the brand's Vizor face, different headlights and taillights, and reshaped bumpers. Chances are the quarter panels, and the door design will be different too. The lower parts of the body should still be decorated with black trim. Overall, it has boxier proportions compared to the crossover it will replace, and we think this styling suits it better.
We cannot see the interior at all in the multitude of scoops sent to us by our spy photographers, but we will assume it will be an important departure from its predecessor. We expect the next-gen Crossland to feature a larger infotainment system and a digital instrument panel, regardless of the powertrain. The model will also get new tech features and improved safety gizmos, and chances are Opel might improve the overall build quality to further distance it from the slightly smaller Mokka.
Speaking of which, the next Crossland is expected to be a bit larger than the current one, and it is likely that rear-seat passengers will get more legroom. The cargo area will also be improved, and it will probably have more storage space in the cabin. All will be revealed in due course, though, with the vehicle expected to premiere sometime next year.