We’ve had an early preview of Vauxhall’s all-new crossover, the Grandland X, ahead of its official debut in September.
Vauxhall estimates around a quarter of those sold will be to fleets and therefore has a fleet specific trim level: Tech Line.
Prices start at £22,485, four trim levels and two engines are available to order now, with deliveries expected in early 2018.
The Tech Line costs £23,665 when fitted with the 120PS 1.6-litre diesel engine. It emits 104g/km of CO2 and will attract company car tax rates of around £88 per month.
Customers can also opt for a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit which emits 117g/km. In Tech Line trim it cost £22,310.
The diesel can achieve 70.4mpg and hit 62MPH in 11.8 seconds, while the petrol is less frugal at 47.1mpg but slightly faster with a 0-62 time of 11.1 seconds.
Both engines can be specified with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Entry-level SE models get a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while the rest of the range gets a larger eight-inch unit with satnav. Onstar is fitted to all models.
The Grandland X has a premium interior with more soft touch plastics and leather wrapped trim parts than many rivals. Optional equipment includes a full-length panoramic roof, electric tailgate, LED headlamps and a Denon sound system.
Externally it’s a great looking SUV, combining a sporty demeanour with a rugged overtone. Unlike the Crossland X, the Grandland X has a confident stance with clear styling cues from the new Insignia.
Interior space is adequate for a family and the boot offers a competitive 514 litres.
It was too early for us to drive the car but Vauxhall told us the chassis has been re-worked from that of the Peugeot 3008 – on which the Grandland X is based – so the car ‘drives like a Vauxhall'.
We’ll have more details on the new Grandland X closer to its official launch early 2018.