Five-seat SUV gets Vauxhall’s latest in car technology; it shares underpinnings with the Peugeot 3008

The Vauxhall Grandland X is on sale priced from £22,310, making it £185 cheaper than the Peugeot 3008 with which it shares underpinnings.

The new five-seat SUV sits above the Mokka X and Crossland X in Vauxhall’s line-up. Like the related 3008 and Citroën C5 Aircross – which was revealed in April also shares the same structure - it competes with the Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai.

The Grandland X is powered by a selection of turbocharged engines from the PSA Group and General Motors ranges. The entry-level variant has a 1.2-litre 128bhp petrol engine, with a 1.6-litre diesel the other engine option at launch, priced from £23,840. Front-wheel drive is standard.

The car’s exterior design shares some design features with the Crossland X, including similar lights, but the car’s larger size - it’s 200mm longer - and more conventional SUV shape adds to its road presence and creates a more aggressive stance.

Inside, the dashboard and centrally mounted touchscreen will be familiar from existing Vauxhalls, as will some of the kit on the tech list, including wireless smartphone charging, the Onstar connectivity system and a powered tailgate. A heated steering wheel and heated seats will likely be among the most popular options.

The boot can swallow 514 litres of luggage with the seats up and 1,652 litres with them down. This just beats the Seat Ateca and comfortably trumps the Nissan Qashqai, making the Grandland X one of the class’s most spacious offerings.

Vauxhall has gifted the Grandland X with its latest driver assist tech. The list includes adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, park assist and a driver drowsiness detector.

Our Verdict

Vauxhall Mokka X

Facelifted Mokka, now called Mokka X, gets a much-improved interior but remains average to drive

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19 April 2017
What sort of Einstein came up with this name? Dream car Grandads around the country.

19 April 2017
' Front-wheel drive will be standard.'
And AWD will not be available unlike the Mokka. So this is an update on the old Matra-Simca Rancho faux wheel drive.

19 April 2017
What happened with that thesis?

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-frankfurt-motor-show/2017-vauxhall-grandland-x-face-x-trail-and-kodiaq

Next time it will be smaller than Smart, I bet.

19 April 2017
Tomorrow: Just why is the Ateca so perfect? Friday: Choosing your perfect car - Ateca petrol or diesel?

19 April 2017
With this sharing its platform with some PSA cars you do wonder if discussions to sell Opel started longer ago than we thought, otherwise GM had enough platforms available to base the Grandland X on.

19 April 2017
With this sharing its platform with some PSA cars you do wonder if discussions to sell Opel started longer ago than we thought, otherwise GM had enough platforms available to base the Grandland X on.

20 April 2017
Yes you'd have thought it would be easy enough to produce this on the Astra platform

19 April 2017
That is a reasonably handsome effort.

19 April 2017
You would think Vauxhall, knowing their rather unfair reputation for boring cars, would have a bit more self awareness over the name choice. The Vauxhall Grandad. Jeez.
It would be like Samsung calling their new phone the Fire.
It looks fine if a tad generic. Well it is a Vauxhall...

19 April 2017
Looks smart. Silly name though and no doubt, autocar and the rest will pan the Vauxhall to death while praising VAG offerings.

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