Vauxhall has released the first images of the all-new Grandland X SUV, the third member of its ‘X’ family, which is set to receive its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The company says the Grandland X has elevated seating for five people, generous luggage space, good all-round visibility and a raft of safety technologies. At 4.48 metres long, it will be 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 modern assistance and comfort features. Adaptive Cruise Control with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking, Driver Drowsiness Alert, and Advanced Park Assist are among the highlights, along with AGR-certified ergonomic front seats, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and a smart tailgate that opens with a kick.
Grandland X drivers and passengers can enjoy 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 be integrated to the infotainment system and charged wirelessly via inductive charging on handsets with this function.
Vauxhall has equipped the Grandland X with the innovative Adaptive Forward Lighting LED headlamps and functions such as cornering light, high beam assist and auto levelling guarantee optimal illumination of the road ahead.
The Grandland X offers 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.
Vauxhall says chrome winglets embrace the brand logo and flow outwards to slim, double-wing LED headlamps, visually widening the front and giving the Grandland X a powerful, solid stance. The bonnet features the signature Vauxhall crease.
Drivers and passengers benefit from the elevated seating position typical of an SUV, designed to ensure 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 generous room for luggage and sport equipment.