Vauxhall reveals Crossland X in full
Vauxhall has officially launched its all-new Crossland X SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.
Can’t wait/need something a bit bigger from Vauxhall? Read our Mokka X review
With the Mokka X available now, and a Grandland X in the works, the Crossland will be the smallest car to bear the brand’s new “X”, SUV moniker. As other manufacturers are doing, the Crossland X is more SUV than MPV, and this is reflected in the styling.
The body is raised, while chunky bumpers give it a beefier look. Side on however, a high roofline reminds us that this is, before all-else, a practical people carrier. The roof is also black, giving it a classier look than is typical for its class.
Step inside and the layout and materials will look familiar to those who know Vauxhall. Unlike the Mokka X however, it’s a much lighter, airier space courtesy of the car’s large windows. There’s enough room for four adults to sit comfortably, while a 410-litre load capacity makes it a more useful space than some rivals offer.
This is helped by the fact the rear seats can be moved back and forth by up to 150mm, allowing you to switch between extra legroom and more boot space depending on your needs. It also gets Vauxhall’s latest IntelliLink infotainment software which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Additional innovations in the Crossland X make driving safer and more comfortable, and include a 180-degree panoramic rear-view camera, advanced park assist, forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, speed sign recognition and side blind-spot alert.
The fact that the Crossland X sits on a shared platform with the Peugeot 2008 means it’ll get the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, avaiable with either 82, 108 or 128bhp. A 1.6-litre diesel will also be offered, and will be most frugal choice.
In fact, the Crossland X is the first car to come out of the joint Peugeot-Citroen-Vauxhall merger, with the Grandland X also expected to share common components with the Peugeot 3008.
Lease prices aren’t available yet, but we expect the Crossland X to get an attractive list price of around £15,000. If you can’t wait until summer though, check out lease deals on the current Mokka X here.