Standard equipment includes LED daytime running lights, camera-based lane departure warning, road sign recognition, intelligent cruise control, and air conditioning with particulate and odour filter.
The Grandland X also introduces Vauxhall’s IntelliGrip traction control system to the range. The optional electronic system is designed to ensure optimum road grip in diverse driving situations, and adapts the torque distribution to the front wheels depending on which of the five driving modes has been selected. This ensures the best traction and stable handling on any surface.
Vauxhall’s OnStar service is standard across the range, giving drivers high levels of connectivity when on the move, while also providing a personal assistant service, stolen vehicle assistance and automatic crash response.
At launch, Vauxhall customers will have the choice of two engines – a 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.6-litre turbo diesel with 118 bhp (NEDC fuel consumption urban 55.4-60.1mpg, extra-urban 67.3-80.7mpg, combined 61.4-70.6mpg, 118-104 g/km CO2). Both turbo units can be combined with either the six-speed manual or a friction-optimised six-speed automatic transmission and come with Start/Stop as standard. The 1.6 turbo diesel unit also delivers 221 ft lb maximum torque at 1,750rpm.
After the initial launch, Vauxhall will extend the powertrain offering, with a top-of-the-range diesel with more power.
The Vauxhall Grandland X will initially offer the choice between a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed automatic transmission, available with both engines.
“Our goals for the Grandland X were to create a rugged yet dynamic design, while also managing to balance style and functionality,” said Brit Mark Adams, Vauxhall/Opel’s Vice President, Design. “We also aimed for an elegant, upmarket feel with carefully crafted surfaces and interfaces, plus the consistent use of high quality materials throughout.”
“At the rear, the sleek C-pillars, ‘floating’ roof and slender LED tail lamps, which are set in a clean concave tailgate surface, give the Grandland X a dynamic, sporty appearance that is so important in the SUV market segment,” added Adams.
“The interior of the Grandland X features an attractive harmony of style and functionality,” said Adams. “Access is easy, even for taller occupants and the driver and front-seat passenger can enjoy the additional comfort of optional ergonomic AGR seats. The infotainment system display is positioned high up in the instrument panel for optimum visibility while the surrounding décor gives the fingers a stable base to rest on, allowing for convenient operation.”
Driver assistance systems and connectivity
- Multiple driver assistance systems
- Innovative LED AFL headlamps improve visibility in any road situation
- Vauxhall OnStar with features including hotel room booking and parking space search
The Grandland X offers a selection of ultra-modern assistance and comfort features. Automotatic Cruise Control with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking, Driver Drowsiness Alert, and Advanced Park Assist are just some highlights.
Grandland X drivers and passengers can enjoy outstanding connectivity that is now typical across the Vauxhall range, with 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 (as an option) via inductive charging on handsets with this function.
One of the driver assistance systems available on the Grandland X to make journeys in urban areas safer is Forward Collision Alert with pedestrian detection and Autonomous Emergency Braking. Via the front camera, the system monitors the traffic situation in front of the vehicle and is able to detect mobile and parked cars as well as pedestrians. If the distance between an obstacle ahead – be that a vehicle or pedestrian – rapidly decrease, the system utilises visual and audible warnings, and brakes automatically as necessary.
Driver Drowsiness Alert also monitors the vehicle and alerts the driver if the vehicles movement and speed indicates that the driver may be tired.
Vauxhall’s innovative LED AFL headlamps features in the Grandland X. The LED technology automatically changes the light distribution and direction based on the direction and speed of the vehicle, while also reading the road situation to avoid distracting other road users. The camera-based high beam also helps to prevent the beam dazzling ongoing traffic, and overcomes the need for the driver to manually switch between full beam and normal headlamps.
The external assistance features found on the Grandland X are rounded off with Side Blind Spot Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
Supporting everyday driving
Further driver assistance systems include Traffic Sign Recognition, which assists the driver when navigating both urban and rural areas. The system clearly displays the speed limit for the current road, notifying the driver via the information cluster.
To provide the driver with support when parking their vehicle, the Grandland X features the latest generation of Advanced Park Assist. Recognising suitable parking spaces, the system is then able to automatically park the vehicle, requiring the driver to operate the pedals only.
Connectivity and convenience
The Grandland X also offers drivers and occupants infotainment systems including Radio R 4.0 with audio, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The latest generation of Vauxhall’s R 4.0 IntelliLink and Navi 5.0 IntelliLink infotainment packages come with up to eight-inch colour touchscreens, and allow seamless integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via compatible smartphones, which can be charged wirelessly.
Vauxhall OnStar is also available across the Grandland X range, with the personal connectivity and service assistant offering a powerful 4G/LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot so that occupants can remain connected while travelling. OnStar also provides drivers with additional safety features including Automatic Crash Response, where an OnStar ‘angel’ is connected to the car when the airbags are deployed, with the capability to deploy emergency services to the vehicle’s location if necessary. The latest additions to the OnStar service package include the ability for a driver to book hotels while on the go, and reserve parking spots ahead of reaching their destination. That can all be completed by connecting to an OnStar advisor – who can also remotely update the car’s satellite navigation – at the touch of a button to ensure minimal driver distraction.