2018 Vauxhall Grandland X Review and rating
Here We Write About 2018 Vauxhall Grandland X Specifications, Performance, Price, Gas Mileage, Interior, Redesign Exterior, Color Option, also Release Date.
Vauxhall and SUVs, that was never such a good combination. Think of the Monterey, the Frontera, and the Antara and you understand what we mean. But times have changed now Vauxhall partner is from Peugeot and together with that brand cars develops. Youngest fruit of that marriage is the New grandland X, according to the brand a cross-over and based on the Peugeot 3008.
Earlier this year we were already acquainted with the cross country X, the German nephew of the Peugeot 2008 and the successor of the Vauxhall Meriva. The cross country comes into the program something under the already existing Mocha X. The latter is also not an independent development of Vauxhall and has been running since 2012, including a facelift in 2016. Now it is the turn of the GrandLand X, a car that operates in the segment of the Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Tiguan, Renault Qajar and of course the Peugeot 3008. He may then share his genes with that Fran Club, which is not visible on the outside; It is a completely different car. No part of the coach is identical to that of the Peugeot, so simply rebadges are not mentioned here.
The appearance of the 2018 Vauxhall Grandland X is close to that of the current Vauxhall models. The back shows similarities to those of the Astra hatchback, the front with that of the new Insignia. The rather high waistline runs from the B-style up to go to the C-style together with a kind of fin, a detail that also has the Insignia Sports tourer. The chrome-plated curl on the C-style, such as the Adam and Astra Sports Tourer, is missing and we don’t think so much. The black roof with the aluminum-colored roof rails will not be found on the base model, which is on the option list, possibly in combination with a panorama. The basic version stands on 17-inch wheels, but the honesty offers us to say that a buddy bigger is better.
Not only the exterior is completely different, also inside is the Vauxhall which beats the clock. This translates into an interior that does not look as tastefully as that of his French counterpart. German functional, we will say. Lots of black, no frills. So also no clocks over the handlebar, like the 3008 that has. It is especially very recognizable Vauxhall and therefore user-friendly. We discover only one part of the Peugeot and that is the button cluster of the diamond and mirror control.
Engine Specs; 1.2 TURBO
On a technical level, the agreements are large. The basic engine is the well-known 1.2-liter three-cylinder with turbo, good for 130 hp and the 1.6 diesel also come from Sochaux (where the Grandland X rolls together with the 3008 of the band). They are both available with a six vending machine, an option that you should definitely consider seriously and which is worth two thousand euros in our eyes. For this first test we choose the gasoline engine with a manual zesbak. From Frankfurt Airport we drive on the A5 towards Basel; This is an excellent opportunity to give the small driepitter a good track. We already know this engine from previous tests and have learned to appreciate him. Also today he makes an impression with his strong pull and quiet walk.
The ease with which the grandland X 160 km/h crosses, speaks volumes. Without too much insistence, the speedometer tap 190 km/h. Then the cake is on, but we don’t blame him. For use in the Netherlands, this engine supplies more than enough torque and power. Moreover, the Grandland X with 1,253 kg is relatively light; This is only 31 kg more than an Astra 1.4 Turbo Sports tourer weighs.
2018 Vauxhall Grandland X Cabin; Spacious interior
The GrandLand X is not only quiet, but also quite comfortable. It is well-sprung and adequately muted. The controller works less nervous than that of the 3008, albeit a bit more precise. He does not let himself be sent a turn, we noticed on the beautiful roads in and around Lautertal. That makes this Vauxhall more a travel car for long distances. Winding routes are not quite his thing, so there is something too much to do in the carriage, which stands out that the lateral support of the seats can be better. Furthermore, you are very good at the (optional) AGR-approved seats. Also, the rear passengers will not hear you complaining quickly; Leg and headroom is plentiful and with 514 liters the trunk is fractionally smaller than that of the Peugeot.
Vauxhall delivers the 2018 Vauxhall Grandland X for the time being with these two engines, at the beginning of 2018 there are even more powerful versions, both on petrol and on diesel. A smaller petrol engine cannot be expected, this car is too big. The standard equipment of the entry-level model, the Online Edition, is already reasonably complete, with things like a light and rain sensor, 17-inch light metal, assistant, Verkeersbord recognition and parking sensors in the rear bumper. The immediately three Mille more expensive Innovation adds 18-inch, navigation, more assistance systems and automatic climate control. For the business market the business Executive is interesting. It has almost everything the Innovation has, at an additional cost of one thousand euros compared to the entry-level model.
The question now is whether a larger grand country is going to come, in line with the Peugeot 5008. For let’s be essentially: The Zafira is already nice at age, so lets just come that grandland XL.