Vauxhall Grandland X now available to order
The Vauxhall Grandland X is now available to order with deliveries expected in December.
Vauxhall Grandland X
1.2T Tech Line Nav 5dr Auto
- 10k Miles p/a
Per Month, INC VAT
Initial Payment: £1,112.52
The third member of Vauxhall’s ‘X’ family, the Grandland X has a sporty design and off-road looks with elevated seating for five people, generous luggage space, good all-round visibility and a raft of safety technologies.
At 4.48 metres long, it will be the largest SUV in Vauxhall’s range, offering even more cabin space than the Mokka X and Crossland X, which are both 20 centimetres shorter in length.
The chrome winglets embrace the brand logo and flow outwards to the slim, double-wing LED headlamps, visually widening the front and giving the Grandland X a powerful, solid stance.
The side profile echoes the attractive combination of rugged SUV charm and elegant lines with sculpted wheel arches and protective cladding on the lower body giving the Grandland X a certain off-road appeal.
In contrast, clear lines and the refined blade on the lower doors identify the new Grandland X as a member of the Vauxhall family. The optional two-tone finish, with the roof in contrasting black, adds an extra touch of personalisation.
The smooth flow into the rest of the body is emphasised by the “breakthrough” C-pillar, which creates a dynamic bond to the rear. The rear view of the Grandland X shows what real SUV design means, with a wide stance, silver underside protection with integrated tailpipes on the left and right, protective cladding, and slim LED taillights, underlining the newcomer’s character.
“Our goals for the Grandland X were to create a rugged yet dynamic design, while also managing to balance style and functionality,” said Brit Mark Adams, Vauxhall/Opel’s Vice President, Design.
The Grandland X has the same quality on the inside with the instrument panel and touchscreen centre console clearly laid out and horizontally aligned to the driver. The centre stack has three horizontal rows of controls for fast and intuitive access to infotainment, climate control and chassis functions.
Grandland X drivers and passengers can enjoy outstanding connectivity that is now typical across the Vauxhall range, with the latest generation of IntelliLink systems and the personal connectivity and service assistant Vauxhall OnStar, which now includes new services such as hotel booking and parking space search
The driver will also have a choice of five driving modes – On-road, Snow, Mud, Sand and ESP Off – and for each one the system adapts the torque distribution to the front wheels, allows wheel-spin if necessary, and, with the automatic transmission, adjusts shift points as well as throttle response. This ensures traction and stable handling regardless of the road surface.
Four trim levels will be available, starting from £22,310 on the road. These include the basic SE which features infotainment, 7in touchscreen, sits on 17in alloy wheels and also comes with a selection of assists, including cruise control. The Tech Line Nav offers a slightly bigger touchscreen with an expanded array of safety features.
Two premium trim levels are also available, offering more features. The Sport Nav is priced from £24,595, with the range topping Elite Nav priced from £26,660.
At launch, Vauxhall customers will have the choice of two engines – a 1.2-litre turbo petrol with 130PS and a combined fuel consumption of 51.4mpg-55.4mpg and emissions of 127-117 g/km CO2, and a 1.6-litre turbo diesel with 120PS combined fuel consumption of 61.4-70.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 118-104 g/km.
Both turbo units can be combined with either the six-speed manual or a friction-optimised six-speed automatic transmission and come with Start/Stop as standard.
Commenting on the launch, Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s chairman and managing director, said: “We now have a compelling trio of new models for 2017 that are bang on target for a sector that has seen more growth recently than almost any other in the UK.
“The range now covers all bases, from an all-wheel-drive SUV to a choice of two highly practical and stylish crossovers, with different levels of space and equipment.”
With five new models due for release in 2017, this year is shaping up to be one of the busiest ever for Vauxhall as they look to further carve out a niche in the highly lucrative crossover segment.
In the UK alone, Vauxhall has shifted more than 120,000 Mokkas since its launch in 2012. The Grandland X and Crossland X look set to bring still more growth for the manufacturer.
Priced from £22,310 on-the-road and will arrive in Vauxhall showrooms in December.