Vauxhall’s new SUV will sit above the upcoming Crossland X and come with optional seven seats; it’s twinned with the Peugeot 3008

A Vauxhall Grandland X has been spotted testing in the Arctic Circle, showing the upcoming Nissan X-Trail rival’s exterior design more clearly than ever.

Despite heavy camouflaging, the car’s longer bonnet and boxier rear set it apart from the smaller Crossland X model it will sit above.

The model wears a familiar Vauxhall grille that’ll likely feature a single horizontal bar like its smaller sibling. At the back, its rear window sits at an angle to give the car tauter proportions.

Like the Crossland X, the Grandland X is twinned with a Peugeot model. The larger Vauxhall will share both underpinnings and some engines with the French brand’s 3008. The latter car comes with a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol, or turbocharged diesel engines of 1.6 and 2.0-litre capacities.

The Peugeot is only produced in front-wheel drive, but the Grandland X’s more rugged image means two and four-wheel drive versions are likely to be offered. It’s expected to come with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.

The Vauxhall is also likely to be offered with three rows of seats to provide space for seven passengers, like one of its other main rivals, the Skoda Kodiaq.

Pricing will likely reflect that of its rivals, so a starting figure of around £22,000 is expected. The car looks on course to debut at the Frankfurt motor show this September, with order books opening shortly after.

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24 January 2017
Sounds like one of those nonsensical Japanese domestic market model names.

24 January 2017
When is GM going to stop ripping its customers off by actually building cars?
All the anti-Ford motoring press keep very, quiet every time GM rebadged some other makers cars, then turn around and declare how good they are.
I remember how they never stopped telling us the Maverick was a poor sister of the Nissan Terrano.
If I were a Vauxhall fan I would be very ashamed that all they do is to rebadge cars...

24 January 2017
Factczech wrote:

blah blah If I were a Vauxhall fan I would be very ashamed that all they do is to rebadge cars...

So what is the name and make of this exact car currently, with the ONLY EXCEPTION being a badge?

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

25 January 2017
xxxx wrote:
Factczech wrote:

blah blah If I were a Vauxhall fan I would be very ashamed that all they do is to rebadge cars...

So what is the name and make of this exact car currently, with the ONLY EXCEPTION being a badge?

@xxxx- When you quote someone it is important to quote exactly their words- where did I say blah blah??

You are very opinionated and is always here with your windbag comments, I have upgraded you to an airbag now- congratulations!

25 January 2017
xxxx wrote:
Factczech wrote:

blah blah If I were a Vauxhall fan I would be very ashamed that all they do is to rebadge cars...

So what is the name and make of this exact car currently, with the ONLY EXCEPTION being a badge?

@xxxx- When you quote someone it is important to quote exactly their words- where did I say blah blah??

You are very opinionated and is always here with your windbag comments, I have upgraded you to an airbag now- congratulations!

24 January 2017
Factczech wrote:

When is GM going to stop ripping its customers off by actually building cars?
All the anti-Ford motoring press keep very, quiet every time GM rebadged some other makers cars, then turn around and declare how good they are.
I remember how they never stopped telling us the Maverick was a poor sister of the Nissan Terrano.
If I were a Vauxhall fan I would be very ashamed that all they do is to rebadge cars...

Yes GM are building cars to sell in Europe but already they're starting to sell more GM Korea products in the Vauxhall/Opel range it started with the Antara, then the Mokka and the latest the Karl/Viva. So is the General doing over here what it did in Australia with Holden? reducing it to an import only operation

24 January 2017
Well it'll it's work cut out against the X-Trail let alone the Kodaiaq which threatens to trample all before it especially at the prices Skoda are asking for it. I've got a hunch that this may go the same way as the Monterrey,Signum & Sintra all of which failed to make much headway in sales.

24 January 2017
It would keep it more honest if they developed it as a light hybrid which would lower emissions (on the current test) so give it SOME chance of company car sales and with an electric motor at the rear would give it some 4wd ability. Battery doesn't have to be too big for this setup, net cost probably be not having the hybrid available in 7 seat option.

24 January 2017
So this is based on the current 3008 - The main attributes this car has is it's good looks, space, interior design and quality and decent enough engines.

The Vauxhall - will likely lose the looks, and interior design of the 3008 - the 3008 is meant to be okay to drive not particularly outstanding - whereas the current Astra is a better drive than 308 now.

Hmm... Not to sure what this car is going to excel at now???

Have to wait and see...

24 January 2017
This car is going to be around 4.5 m long. So it should rather face Kadjar, Tiguan and CX-5. Kodiaq has the length of 4.7 m. Imagine somebody would suggest that it should face Yetti, 500X and Captur.

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