Added: 15 December 2017
Now open for order, Vauxhall’s new crossover - the Grandland X, joins their ever growing SUV line-up alongside the Mokka X and Crossland X. This one enters the crossover SUV market as a serious competitor by challenging in all areas of practicality, performance, technology and design.
The Grandland X comes with an elevated seating position normally found on SUV models for all passengers whilst offering copious amounts of space for five passengers within its 2.68m wheelbase. The boot will hold 514 litres with the seats up and 1,642 when they are down, compare that to the Crossland X or the Mokka X and it outshines both of them by some distance.
Some buyers may be disappointed to hear Vauxhall aren’t expected to offer this new SUV with four-wheel drive, however; the Grandland X will come with Peugeot’s Grip Control which has a five-mode torque distribution system which helps to deal with slippery or rough surfaces!
Engines and economy
Engines in the Grandland X will be lifted from the latest Vauxhall Astra with entry-level models expected to use the frugal three-cylinder 1.0 litre unit and mid-range models set to use the 1.4 litre petrol and 1.6 litre diesel units which are said to produce near to 90mpg and 109bhp.
Design & Technology
The exterior design of the Grandland X falls somewhere in between the Mokka X and Crossland X. It features familiar black wheel-arches and an almost identical black roof to the one found on the Crossland X, the aggressive headlights and air intakes are also loaned from the Mokka X. The chunky profile and rugged black plastic body cladding give the car a robust SUV look from all angles.
On the inside, there’s a definite resemblance to the Astra, with a near-identical dash and centre console layout designed around Vauxhall’s latest IntelliLink touchscreen infotainment system. As expected, it will feature Vauxhall’s OnStar emergency service and personal assistant, as well as wireless smartphone charging.
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