Vauxhall Grandland X (2018–)
- April 2017: Vauxhall unveils all-new Grandland X
- December 2017: Grandland X Ultimate launched
- March 2018: Grandland X now available with Intelligrip
- May 2019: Grandland X plug-in hybrid announced
- August 2019: Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 priced from £35,590
Vauxhall unveils all-new Grandland X
At 4.48 metres long, it is the largest SUV in Vauxhall’s range, offering more cabin space than the 20 centimetre-shorter Mokka X and Crossland X.
The Grandland X offers a selection of assistance and comfort features. Adaptive Cruise Control with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking, Driver Drowsiness Alert, and Advanced Park Assist are just some highlights.
AGR-certified premium ergonomic front seats, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and smart tailgate, that opens with a kick, all ensure driver and passenger comfort.
It has the latest generation of IntelliLink systems and the personal connectivity and service assistant Vauxhall OnStar, which now includes new services such as hotel booking and parking space search. Smartphones can easily be integrated to the infotainment system and charged wirelessly via inductive charging on handsets with this function.
The Grandland X is equipped with the innovative Adaptive Forward Lighting LED headlamps. Functions such as cornering light, high beam assist and auto levelling guarantee optimal illumination of the road ahead.
The Grandland X has optional electronic Grip Control that ensures traction in diverse driving situations. The driver has a choice of five driving modes, for each one the system adapts the torque distribution to the front wheels, allows wheel-spin if necessary, and, with the automatic transmission, adjusts shift points as well as throttle response. This ensures traction and stable handling regardless of the road surface.
The instrument panel and centre console with touchscreen are clearly laid out and horizontally aligned to the driver. The centre stack has three horizontal rows of controls for fast and intuitive access to infotainment, climate control and chassis functions.
Drivers and passengers benefit from the elevated seating position typical of an SUV, which ensures good visibility in all situations. Its long wheelbase of 2,675mm means the compact class SUV has plenty of space for up to five people, while the luggage compartment (with a load volume from 514 litres to a maximum of 1,652 litres) offers room for luggage and sport equipment.
Grandland X Ultimate launched
The Ultimate trim level has a high level of equipment as standard and debuts the new 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel (177PS) engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is priced from £33,995 on-the-road.
Sitting on 19-inch BiColour alloys, the new Ultimate Grandland X adds Automatic Cruise Control and a Denon premium sound system. Also standard are black roof and door mirrors, alloy sports pedals, heated steering wheel, heated rear outer seats, 360-degree Panoramic Camera and Premium LED Adaptive Forward Lighting Pack with projector headlights.
The Grandland X Ultimate also introduces Vauxhall’s new top-of-the-range 2.0-litre diesel engine, allied with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The new diesel engine has 177PS at 3,750rpm and 400Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. This helps it achieve 0-60mph in 8.6 seconds and a top speed of 133mph. CO2 emissions are 128g/km with 57.6mpg combined.
Grandland X now available with Intelligrip
With five independent driving modes available, IntelliGrip enables traction and stability at all times by delivering optimal grip through the wheels.
The driver can choose from five modes via a centre dial, with the IntelliGrip system immediately adapting engine and transmission control, torque distribution and ESP settings to ensure optimal contact to the driving surface.
IntelliGrip adapts torque distribution to the front wheels according to the selected mode, allowing slip when necessary and changing the accelerator pedal control map. In any mode, it creates the necessary balance between spinning and gripping wheels, allowing the Grandland X to adapt to the prevailing driving situation to increase safety and driver comfort by guaranteeing traction and stability at all times. IntelliGrip electronic traction control is lighter than a conventional all-wheel drive system, which helps reduce fuel consumption.
Grandland X plug-in hybrid announced
The Vauxhall Grandland X will soon be offered as a plug-in hybrid model capable of travelling under electric power for 30 miles, with prices expected to start at more than £35,000 when it goes on sale next year.
The SUV will be the firm's first ever plug-in hybrid and forms part of its ambitious strategy to electrify its entire range by 2024. A fully electric Corsa will follow, as will electric versions of its Mokka X crossover and all-new Vivaro van.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 is closely related to the DS 7 E-Tense, and will combine a 200PS 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors, to produce a combined 300PS. While official fuel consumption figures are yet to be announced, it's said to emit just 49g/km CO2 under official WLTP tests.
An eight-speed automatic transmission will feature as standard, while an electric motor positioned on the rear axle provides on-demand all-wheel-drive.
Drivers will be able to select from four driving modes (electric, hybrid, AWD and sport), with an official range of 30 miles in electric mode. In hybrid mode, the car automatically selects the most efficient method of propulsion - switching to electric mode for zero-emission driving at low speeds, for example.
A 3.3kW on-board charger is provided as standard, while an optional 6.6kW provides quicker charging if required. With a 7.4kW wallbox fitted at home, Grandland X Hybrid4 drivers will be able to fully charge the battery in less than two hours.
In a further bid to increase efficiency, the plug-in hybrid Grandland X comes with a regenerative braking system, which will pump energy back into the battery under braking and increase the electric range by up to 10 per cent.
Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 priced from £35,590
Arriving in showrooms in January, Vauxhall’s new Grandland X Hybrid4 is available to order now, priced from £35,590.
Vauxhall’s first-ever plug-in hybrid, the new Grandland X Hybrid4 features an electric drive system with two electric motors, all-wheel drive, a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery and a 1.6T four-cylinder petrol engine (combined 300PS).
The new Grandland X Hybrid4 is available to order in four different trims. All models feature the same powertrain and emissions levels, with varying levels of on-board equipment and technology. The Business Edition Nav Premium is available for £35,590 on-the-road.
The SRi Nav is priced at £40,300, while the Elite Nav is priced at £42,200. Topping off the range is the Ultimate Nav, which is available for £45,450.