The majority of sales will be made up of private buyers, but those wary of Vauxhall’s traditionally unfavourable rates of depreciation can relax a little.
Early data shows that the Crossland X is likely to retain around 40 percent of its original value after three years of typical ownership, which is better than most rivals in the class. That, as well as its generous equipment list, should soften the blow of its list price.
However, it is better equipped than competitors on a like-for-like basis.
As standard in SE spec, the Crossland X gets alloy wheels, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system. Each trim gets a Nav variant, which, if you hadn’t guessed, adds sat-nav (and saves you a whole £10 compared with speccing it in the options list of a trim without it).
In our opinion the SE trim level will suit most private buyers, because the upgrades for top-spec Elite are mainly cosmetic, and Tech Line Nav caters for the fleet market with smaller wheels and lots of kit but probably not many discounts or attractive PCP deals.
Other trims offer a better chance of getting money off, but if you’re hoping to benefit from Vauxhall’s usual hefty discounting, you may have to hold tight. There’s no immediate plan to generously slash money from the list price.
It shouldn’t cost too much to run, with all engines proving to be as efficient as those of rivals. Company car buyers will get the best value from the 98bhp 1.6-litre diesel, but don’t expect it to deliver thrills.