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.
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.
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.
Gallery: 2018 Opel / Vauxhall Grandland X
VAUXHALL REVEALS ALL-NEW GRANDLAND X SUV
- New SUV with a sporty design and crisp proportions
- Spacious interior to carry five passengers and their luggage
- Grip Control for traction on every surface
- Safety technologies including AEB, pedestrian detection and drowsiness alert
- World premiere at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, in showrooms early 2018
Luton – Vauxhall has today released the first images of the all-new Grandland X SUV, the third member of its ‘X’ family, which receives its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
With a sporty design and off-road looks, the Grandland X has 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 20 centimetre-shorter Mokka X and Crossland X.
LIGHTING, COMFORT AND DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
The Grandland X offers a selection of ultra-modern assistance and comfort features. Adaptive Cruise Control with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking, Driver Drowsiness Alert, and Advanced Park Assist are just some highlights.
AGR-certified premium ergonomic front seats, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and smart tailgate, that opens with a kick, all ensure driver and passenger comfort.
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. Smartphones can easily be integrated to the infotainment system and charged wirelessly via inductive charging on handsets with this function.
Vauxhall continues to deliver on its commitment to lead in lighting technology, equipping the Grandland X with the innovative Adaptive Forward Lighting LED headlamps. Functions such as cornering light, high beam assist and auto levelling guarantee optimal illumination of the road ahead.
The Grandland X offers safe driving fun on every surface, thanks to the optional electronic Grip Control that ensures traction in diverse driving situations. The driver has a choice of five driving modes, 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.
At 4,477mm long, 1,844mm wide and 1,636mm high, the new Vauxhall Grandland X is a robust SUV from every perspective. Above the front skid plate, the bold grille proudly displays the Vauxhall Griffin.
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 bonnet features the signature Vauxhall crease – an expression of the Vauxhall design philosophy of sculptural artistry and technical precision.
The side profile echoes the attractive combination of rugged SUV charm and elegant lines. Muscular, sculpted wheel arches and protective cladding on the lower body give the Grandland X real 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 sporty, muscular character.
The Grandland X has the same quality on the inside: the instrument panel and centre console with touchscreen are 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.
Drivers and passengers benefit from the elevated seating position typical of an SUV, which ensures good visibility in all situations. Its long wheelbase of 2,675mm means the compact class SUV has plenty of space for up to five people, while the luggage compartment (with a load volume from 514 litres to a maximum of 1,652 litres) offers generous room for luggage and sport equipment.