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Vauxhall’s new SUV will sit above the upcoming Crossland X and come with optional seven seats; it’s twinned with the Peugeot 3008
Sam Sheehan
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24 January 2017

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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romanv 29 January 2017

Facing?

Look carefully the images! If the wheel size is 235/60R17 then the width of the wheel is 72 cm. So Grandland is less than 4.5 m in length.
jagdavey 25 January 2017

General doing over here what it did in Australia with Holden?

Nope. At least GM still makes cars & vans in the UK.
Ford hasn't made any cars in the UK since 2000!!!!, & they import vehicles from cheaper wage countries like India & Turkey.
romanv 24 January 2017

Facing what car?

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.
xxxx 25 January 2017

Facing?

Not sure in the article where it says it'll be around 4.5m, what it does say is it might be a 7 seater which will make it way bigger than a Captur.
romanv 25 January 2017

Facing?

On another car webportals it was said to be of the similar size as Peugeot 3008. Actually this car is a close sibling to 3008.

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