At last, the excellent all-new Vauxhall Grandland X is available to order and it’s a cracking offering in a competitive segment.
With its rugged and sporty looks, the new SUV will seat five people comfortably with a decent amount of boot space.
Along with good all-round visibility, the Grandland X has lots of safety technology on board, and at nearly 4.5 metres in length, it is Vauxhall’s largest SUV.
This means it offers larger cabin space than the shorter Crossland X and the Mokka X.
Engines for the Vauxhall Grandland X
From launch, the engines for the Vauxhall Grandland X will include a choice of two; a 1.2 litre turbo petrol unit producing 130 PS which has economy of 55 mpg on the combined cycle.
There’s also a 1.6 litre turbodiesel unit producing 120 PS which has economy of 70 mpg and up to 81 mpg on the extra urban cycle. The engines are connected to a choice of a six speed manual box or a six speed automatic transmission.
Vauxhall has also boosted efficiency and performance with various weight saving measures which also boost the amount of space on board.
The firm says its Grandland X compact SUV is one of the most frugal available on the market today.
Equipment for the Vauxhall Grandland X
Equipment for the Vauxhall Grandland X includes a camera-based lane departure warning system as well as air conditioning with intelligent cruise control and road sign recognition.
The firm has also added its innovative traction control system, called IntelliGrip, as an option to the range which utilises an electronic system to boost road grip in diverse driving conditions. The system delivers the best levels of grip and also provides stable handling on a variety of surfaces.
There’s also the Vauxhall OnStar service fitted as standard so there’s better connectivity while on the move and also the offer of a personal assistance service should it be needed. The system also has an automatic crash response which many may find reassuring.
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The Vauxhall Grandland X is aimed squarely at taking on the Kia Sportage, the Ford Kuga as well as the class-leading Nissan Quashqai and there is a lot to recommend it.
The interior has been well designed and made with quality materials and will help meet the needs of those families with an active lifestyle.
There’s a new instrument and centre console design with the controls within easy reach and the ability to change the chassis function when necessary to suit conditions.
The Vauxhall Grandland X is available to order now priced from £22,310 OTR with the first model landing in the firm’s showrooms in December.