Vauxhall has officially revealed the first images and details of its newest SUV, which it calls the Grandland X.
It will sit above the Mokka X and upcoming Crossland X and is the brand’s largest SUV since the Antara, which the Grandland X is replacing. Other SUVs which the Grandland X will challenge will include the SEAT Ateca, Volkswagen Tiguan, Ford Edge and Kia Sportage.
This is also the first all-new model to be revealed from Vauxhall since it was announced that PSA Group, owners of Peugeot and Citroen, had agreed on a deal to buy the Vauxhall brand.
While officially Vauxhall has not delved into powertrain details for the Grandland X yet, reports indicate the SUV will use a PSA-built platform and utilise engines shared with the Peugeot and Citroen brands. In fact, it’s expected that the Grandland X will use the same EMP2 platform as the Peugeot 3008 and Citroen C5 Aircross SUVs.
The styling cues of the Grandland X though are very reminiscent of other modern Vauxhalls. The front is particularly reminiscent of the Mokka X while the rear borrows several styling cues from the latest Astra.
Highlights of the styling include the adaptive LED headlights, creased bonnet, contrast roof and chrome skid plates plus black plastic body cladding. The cabin of the Grandland X will come in five-seater guise only.
One confirmed driving feature is Grip Control, a five-mode torque distribution system similar to that found on recent Peugeots like the latest 3008 and useful for adapting the car to different road conditions.
More details on the Vauxhall Grandland X will be confirmed later this year, as the SUV will make its first public appearance at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
Pricing for the Grandland X will likely start from just over £20,000, and it's expected to arrive in showrooms in early 2018.