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The Vauxhall Grandland X sits right at the top of Opel/Vauxhall’s burgeoning X-branded SUV range. A larger car than the Mokka X and Crossland X, it’s aimed at family buyers.
It’s twinned with the Peugeot 3008 (and built in the same factory), and shares the same family of engines, but looks very different inside and out.
This car is a big deal for Vauxhall – the company expects the Grandland X to become the second best-selling model in its range.
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Climb into the Grandland X and you wouldn’t know it was twinned with the Peugeot 3008. The interior is entirely different, and very much in line with the rest of the Vauxhall range – and features a regular-sized steering wheel.
Initially, there’s a choice of one petrol engine – a 128bhp 1.2 turbo with a choice of manual and auto gearboxes – and two diesels: a 118bhp 1.6 with an auto gearbox, or a similarly powerful EcoTec version with a manual. The latter has the lowest CO2 emissions of the range, at 104g/km.
You can’t buy a four-wheel-drive Grandland X – all versions are front-drive, although some come with ‘IntelliGrip’ – Vauxhall’s version of PSA’s GripControl – a form of traction control that helps eliminate wheelspin and avoid getting stuck in slippery conditions.
There’s plenty of standard kit, including touchscreen infotainment across the range, OnStar with wi-fi for up to seven mobile devices, and a suite of active safety systems.
It’s keenly priced: at launch, the range kicks off from under £23k. Orders open late October 2017, with first deliveries January 2018.
The one we’d buy
If you’re a company car shopper you’ll want the 120bhp 1.6 EcoTech diesel in Tech Line Nav trim; if not the 128bhp 1.2 turbo petrol engine is a fine, flexible choice
The one we’d avoid like the plague
Too early to say; we’re still to try all versions of the Grandland X
Rivals to consider
Ford Kuga, Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashqai, VW Tiguan
The right car for the right market, and it shares its hardware with one of our favourite crossovers
Lacking personality compared with the Peugeot 3008; we’re yet to drive it so we’ll report back soon…