Adopts a more conventional design both inside and out compared to its PSA counterpart.

If the Peugeot 2008-based Vauxhall Crossland X seems a bit too small for your needs, the firm has called up its partnership with Peugeot-Citroen once again to launch the upsized Grandland X. Stretching at 4.48 metres, the third SUV in Vauxhall's garage is 270 millimetres longer than its smaller brother, thanks to being derived this time from the Peugeot 3008 platform. 

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The increased footprint also makes the Grandland X a better companion on longer trips as the cargo capacity has increased by 104 litres to 514 litres with the rear seats in place over the Crossland X. Fold them down and it will swallow up to 1,652 litres of your luggage, or 397 litres more than the similarly named smaller SUV.

2018 Vauxhall Grandland X

It gets many of the niceties you’d expect from a new Vauxhall - and, for that matter, a new Peugeot. From adaptive cruise control and heated steering wheel to an electric tailgate and wireless charging, the compact SUV is packed with the latest tech. The company’s OnStar service is available, as are the optional full-LED adaptive headlights and the ergonomic front seats certified by AGR.

Unlike the Mokka X, the Crossland X and Grandland X are sadly not available with an all-wheel-drive system. The silver lining would have to be the Grip Control system, which as the name implies, promises to boost grip depending on the type of road and conditions. There are five driving modes to choose from, and each will adjust the distribution of torque to the front wheel. Go for the automatic transmission and this system will also be able to adjust shift points and throttle response.

Vauxhall isn’t saying a word about the engines, but power will likely come from a combination of the company’s own units and some borrowed from the PSA Group.

The third member of Vauxhall's 'X' family of SUVs will celebrate its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and will go on sale shortly thereafter.

Source: Opel

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