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VIDEO | New Vauxhall Grandland EV first look – more range than a Tesla!

Vauxhall has unveiled a bigger, better and much more modern Grandland SUV. Alex talks you through it.

Mark Nichol

Words by: Mark Nichol

Published on 20 May 2024 | 0 min read

Vauxhall’s existing range of crossover-SUV cars can be a little confusing, mostly because they look and feel very similar. But that’s all about to change, and it starts with the new Grandland, which has grown significantly - much more space, much more tech.
It has of course gone all-electric… although not ALL Grandlands are electric. So if you’re not quite ready for an EV, you can get hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions too. But actually, the claimed range of the EV might make you ready for one: up to 435 miles. That’s about 100 miles more than a Tesla Model Y Long Range. Or three-and-a-half times the range of a Mazda MX-30. On the tech front, the Grandland has the fanciest lights on any mainstream car, arguably. By combining 51,000 individual LEDs, they can project their beam in virtually any shape. That makes them brighter than the average headlamp, but at the same time much better at not dazzling other road users. For context, today's Vauxhall Astra has 186 LEDs. We’ve come a long way since the old single-bulb headlamp, right? The Grandland is also the first mainstream production car to get an illuminated front badge, a feature Vauxhall was able to include because it’s only just stopped being illegal. So, expect plenty of other manufacturers to follow suit. The new Grandland is quite a bit longer than the outgoing model, and the wheelbase is longer too, which means you get more legroom and increased boot space. Vauxhall has focused on making this a proper flexible family car this time around, significantly bigger and more accommodating than both the Mokka and the new Frontera. Speaking of, the reason Vauxhall crossovers will be less confusing shortly is because soon the lineup will comprise the Mokka, the new Frontera and this, and they’re very distinct in both size and style; today, the Mokka and Crossland SUVs are a very similar size, shape and price. The Crossland will soon go to the big nameplate incinerator in the sky. There’s 35 litres of total storage space dotted around the Granbdland’s cabin, up from 20. A Volkswagen ID.4 has 24 litres, for context. And there’s one interior feature that’s brand new and genuinely cool: the Pixel Box. For a look at this and everything else that’s new and interesting about the new Grandland, check out Alex’s video above. And if you haven’t already subscribed to the YouTube channel… what are you waiting for?