Vauxhall has released the first images its all-new Grandland X SUV, which will be the third member of its ‘X’ family. The car will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Being the nature of the SUV beast, the Grandland X will be an elevated five-seater with luggage space of 514- and 1,652-litres and will come with a raft of safety tech. At just under 4.5 metres long, it will be the largest SUV in Vauxhall’s current range, joining its smaller siblings the Mokka X and Crossland X.
On-board tech will include adaptive cruise control with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, driver drowsiness alert and advanced park assist are just some highlights.
The ergonomic fronts seats are said to be certified by Germany’s Aktion Gesunder Rücken (Campaign for Healthier Backs) to ensure driver and front passenger comfort. There’s also a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and a smart tailgate that opens with a sweep of the foot.
Connectivity is present on the Grandland X in the form of Vauxhall’s IntelliLink systems and the personal connectivity and service assistant ‘OnStar’, which now includes new services such as hotel booking and parking space search. Smartphones can be integrated to the infotainment system and charged wirelessly via inductive charging on handsets with this function.
For night driving safety, there’s adaptive forward lighting LED headlamps with cornering function, high beam assist and auto levelling functionality.
For both of you wishing to take the Grandland X off-road, there’s the optional electronic grip control that maintains traction in diverse driving situations. The driver has a choice of five driving modes, each of which adapts the torque distribution to the front wheels, allows wheel-spin if necessary and, with the automatic transmission, adjusts shift points as well as throttle response.
Inside, it’s good to see the tactile and intuitive climate controls have been sensibly kept away from the touch-screen.
More details on Vauxhall’s all-new Grandland X when we have them.