- Third and largest member of Vauxhall’s 'X' family of SUVs
- Five-seater available with Grip Control and autonomous emergency braking
- World premiere at Frankfurt Motor Show, on sale early 2018
Vauxhall reveals new Grandland X SUV
Joining the smaller Mokka X and Crossland X, the Grandland is the largest in the company’s new range of SUVs and will rival the likes of the Peugeot 3008 and Seat Ateca
It will go on sale alongside the recently revised Mokka X and already announced Crossland X, and is the largest of the three, at 4.48 metres long. That means it will be looking to attract buyers who are also tempted by the likes of the new Peugeot 3008, Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai.
Like its fellow ‘X’ cars, the new Grandland X shares a robust, ‘off-road’ look. This is immediately obvious at the front, with its front skid plate and bold grille above it; the chrome winglets enclose the Vauxhall badge and are flanked by slim, double-wing LED headlamps.
Inside, says Vauxhall, there is plenty of room for up to five people, while the boot volume runs from 514 to 1,652 litres, which is larger than what you’ll find in a Qashqai, but less than is on offer in the 3008.
The cabin design is dominated by the centrally mounted touchscreen on the dashboard, sitting above three horizontal rows of controls for the infotainment and climate control systems.
In addition, the Grandland X will be available with Vauxhall’s adaptive LED headlamps, with functions such as cornering light, high beam assist and automatic levelling.
The car is front-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive not available, but buyers can specify the optional electronic Grip Control to give better traction in poor conditions. The driver has a choice of five driving modes, which look after the power delivery, control any wheelspin, and, when paired with an automatic transmission, adjust the gearchanges and throttle response.
There's no word yet on the precise specification of the car or which engines and transmission it will come with. However, Vauxhall has confirmed that the car will be seen in the flesh for the first time at September’s Frankfurt Show, and will go on sale early next year.