The Crossland X is now available from £16,555
The newest addition to the Vauxhall family has gone on sale, with first deliveries of the new Crossland X taking place over the summer.
Vauxhall hails the car’s tall driving position, interior flexibility and bold design as strong points – particularly striking is the car’s ‘floating roof’, a new Vauxhall signature that sees the side window glass blending round into the rear windscreen.
The new car is certainly smaller than its big brother, the Mokka X, but interestingly at 4.21m it is a full 16cm shorter than the Astra hatchback, which is the backbone of the Vauxhall range. Rivals for the Crossland X on the wider car market will include the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008, but drivers will surely be tempted to upgrade from smaller, more traditional cars such as the Vauxhall Corsa.
Rear seats can be manoeuvred by 15cm to provide more legroom for passengers or increase the boot size, and Vauxhall claims class-leading luggage space when you shove the chairs as far forward as they’ll go.
The car comes with some interesting technology as standard – LED headlights that feature cornering lights and auto-levelling, a panoramic rear-view camera to aid parking, and a heated windscreen to speed up defrosting on a cold morning. Alloy wheels, cruise control and climate control also feature as standard on the car.
A range of 1.2-litre petrol engines offer miles per gallon in the high 50s, and a 1.6-litre diesel with two variants manages upwards of 70mpg. Five- and six-speed manual gearboxes are available, as well as six-speed automatic. All of the motors save for the entry-level petrol unit feature direct injection and turbocharging, measures aimed at boosting power and lowering fuel consumption.
When it comes to connectivity and mobile phones, the Crossland X will be fitted with Vauxhall’s OnStar system, which enables Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as providing extra functions via the OnStar smartphone app, including the ability to locate your car, unlock the doors and check tyre pressures.
Prices start at £16,555 on the road for the entry-level 1.2 SE, while the range-topping Turbo D S/S BlueIn Elite Nav is a slightly pricier £21,380.
|Compare the rivals|
|Vauxhall Crossland X||Peugeot 2008||Renault Captur|
|Model||Tech Line Nav||Puretech 82 Active||Dynamique Nav TCe 90|
|Engine||3-cyl 1.2-litre petrol||3-cyl 1.2-litre petrol||900cc petrol|
(seats up & down)
|410/1255 litres||410/1400 litres||455/1656 litres|