Since its introduction in 2017, the Grandland X has proven a very popular model for Vauxhall. As the brand’s largest crossover, it offers plenty of space and versatility that makes it an ideal family car.
Vauxhall has now thoroughly updated it too, giving it the same sharp styling as seen on the brand’s other latest models, while the interior gets a huge makeover thanks to a ‘Pure Panel’ cockpit. This sees all versions getting a large touchscreen that merges into digital dials to give the model a far more modern look. You’ll also notice that the ‘X’ has dropped from its name as part of the update.
But what about when it comes to buying a new Vauxhall Grandland? Here’s what you need to know.
What powertrains are available?
Vauxhall offers plenty of choice on the Grandland, with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines all available.
Let’s start with the petrol options, which use a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine making 128bhp. Available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic, each is capable of 0-60mph in a little over 10 seconds, while returning a respectable 45.6mpg, with CO2 emissions of 146g/km.
Drivers doing plenty of miles will likely be best served with the 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Though its 12.1-second 0-60mph time isn’t all that impressive, its 54.3mpg should make it affordable at the pumps, while also returning lower CO2 emissions than the petrol models.
But those seeking out the lowest running costs should choose the plug-in hybrid – providing they can charge it regularly. It combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and 13.2kWh battery for a combined 222bhp, while its 0-60mph time of 8.7 seconds makes it the quickest Grandland in the range. Thanks to a claimed 34-mile electric range, Vauxhall also says it can return up to 192mpg, with CO2 emissions of 31g/km placing it in a very low company car tax bracket. Its battery can also be charged in as little as one hour and 45 minutes if the faster on-board charger is optioned.
What trim levels are offered?
Four well-equipped trims are available on the Vauxhall Grandland, with equipment highlights and prices as follows.
SE – from £25,500
Standard equipment on the Grandland includes LED lights at the front and rear, front and rear parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition. You also get a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control and cruise control.
SRi – from £27,540
The SRi brings more attractive styling thanks to its gloss black detailing, 18-inch black alloy wheels, roof rails and tinted rear windows. However, you also get upgraded seats, a larger 10-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, an impressive 12-inch digital instrument cluster, reversing camera and anti-dazzle rear view mirror.
Elite – from £29,190
Elite models come very well-equipped, and gain a wireless smartphone charger, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated windscreen. You also get an electric boot, keyless entry and star and adaptive matrix LED headlights. Park assist and blind spot monitoring are also both included.
Ultimate – from £32,170
At the top of the range is the Ultimate, which gains Alcantara seats, a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control and a clever Night Vision feature that’s able to spot pedestrians and animals in the road ahead thanks to its infrared camera technology.
What about personalisation?
Though there isn’t a huge amount of personalisation available on the Vauxhall Grandland, there are four very clear trim levels on offer, which each offer something different on the styling front.
After this there are five colours on offer, ranging from the free Arctic White shade to Vulcan Grey, Carbon Black, Dark Ruby Red and the most premium colour – Cobalt Blue, which is a three-layer paint.
Vauxhall also offers a range of accessories, ranging from storage solutions through to charging cables and adaptors for the hybrid models.Enquire on a new Vauxhall Grandland