The Vauxhall Grandland X will be the brand's answer to the Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai and other mid-size SUVs when it is introduced to the line-up in 2017.
Vauxhall hasn't released any other details on the large SUV aside from the fact that it will feature the usual qualities and attributes of a large SUV. Nor has it said if it will be a seven-seater, although the Grandland X is highly likely to get a third row of seats. A preview image shows the top of the car but gives away very little of the styling.
A smaller sibling, the Crossland X, has been confirmed as a new compact SUV due to sit above the Mokka X in Vauxhall's 2017 line-up, and is one of five new models to be added.
The Grandland X is likely to be revealed during the second half of 2017, as the Crossland X will come during the first half. A Frankfurt motor show debut is expected, but not confirmed.
Next on the agenda after the Grandland X will be a commercial vehicle, another car sharing a platform with PSA Group cars in GM and PSA's latest tie-up.
The Crossland X is described as a family-friendly urban vehicle “with enough comfort and performance to cover long distances at the drop of a hat”, suggesting it will fill the gap left by the outgoing Meriva MPV and sit below an upcoming Zafira-sized SUV that's also due next year.
Alongside these two new SUVs in 2017 will be three variants of the all-new Insignia. The first, the flagship Insignia Grand Sport, will be a five-door hatchback with a coupé-like roofline and, in top-end models, four-wheel drive. Autocar recently sampled a prototype version of that car's system at a GKN event.
The second model will be an Insignia Sports Tourer, which will take influence from the design of the Monza Concept of 2013, while the third will be a four-wheel-drive Country Tourer.
Following these in 2019 will be a larger, flagship SUV, as imagined by Autocar in the picture above, to rival the Nissan X-Trail.
Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s chairman and managing director, said of the Crossland X: “Our customers’ expectations are changing, so the timing is perfect for an additional model in the Vauxhall range that caters for a new breed of buyer.
"2017 will be a landmark year for Vauxhall. Our portfolio will grow, but it’s the quality and innovation underpinning our new products that will surprise customers."