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New Vauxhall Crossland gets fresh family face

Published: 09 October 2020

2021’s Vauxhall Crossland
New Mokka-based design
‘X’ dropped from name

Mokka too jazzy for you? Vauxhall has announced an update for its odd mini-MPV/SUV thing, the Crossland.

The biggest news is its new look – mainly at the front – as it apes the fresh ‘Vizor’ face from the striking new Mokka crossover. Wheel designs have been carried over from the Mokka, too, while the Crossland’s floating roof arrangement and rear end remain with largely the same look, save for a new central lettered badge on the tailgate. Along with the refreshed look, the Crossland drops the ‘X’ from its nameplate, just like the Mokka has.

Inside, the cockpit is relatively unchanged design-wise, doing without the new Corsa and Mokka’s cleaner look. An eight-inch, PSA-derived infotainment screen can be had with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, as are AGR-approved (the Campaign for Healthier Backs campaign in Germany) seats.

Crossland rear

Use of PSA engines features here, with a 99bhp and 128bhp three-cylinder turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel making either 108bhp or 118bhp filling the lineup.

There’s not expected to be much life for the Crossland beyond this facelift. Vauxhall boss Steven Norman has told CAR in the past that ‘people are a bit complexed about how it will fit in with the Crossland X and Mokka X – the answer is that the common sense will come as the future product strategy evolves.’ Not long for the chopping block, this one then.

If you’re after one before it inevitably dies, Vauxhall says orders will start towards the end of 2020, with the first ones arriving in 2021.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches