Vauxhall Grandland 2022 Buying Guide
Since its introduction in 2017, the Grandland X has proven to be a very popular model for Vauxhall. As the brand’s largest crossover, it offers plenty of space and versatility that make it an ideal family car.
Vauxhall has now completely updated it, giving it the same sharp styling as that of the brand’s other latest models, while the interior gets a makeover with a ‘Pure Panel’ cockpit. This sees all versions getting a large touchscreen that blends into digital dials to give the model a much more modern look. You will also notice that the “X” has disappeared from its name as part of the update.
But what about when it comes to buying a new Vauxhall Grandland? Here’s what you need to know.
What powertrains are available?
Vauxhall offers plenty of choice on the Grandland, with gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrids all available.
Let’s start with the petrol options, which use a turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol engine developing 128 hp. Available with a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic, each is capable of 0-60 mph in just over 10 seconds, while returning a respectable 45.6 mpg, with CO2 emissions of 146 g / km.
Drivers who cover many miles will likely be best served with the 1.5-liter turbo-diesel engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. While its 0-60mph time of 12.1 seconds isn’t that impressive, its 54.3mpg should make it affordable at the pump, while returning lower CO2 emissions than gasoline models.
But those looking for the lowest running costs should choose the plug-in hybrid, provided they can charge it regularly. It combines a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor and a 13.2 kWh battery for a combined output of 222 hp, while its 0-60 mph time of 8.7 seconds makes it the Grandland the fastest in the range. Thanks to a claimed 34-mile electric range, Vauxhall also says it can return up to 192 mpg, with CO2 emissions of 31 g / km, which puts it in a very low tax bracket for cars. of society. Its battery can also be recharged in as little as an hour and 45 minutes if the faster on-board charger is optional.
What trim levels are available?
Four well-equipped versions are available on the Vauxhall Grandland, with the equipment highlights and prices as follows.
SE – from £ 25,500
Standard equipment on the Grandland includes front and rear LED lights, front and rear parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist and traffic sign recognition . You also get a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seven-inch digital dashboard, dual-zone climate control, and cruise control.
SRi – from £ 27,540
The SRi brings a more attractive style with its glossy black details, 18-inch black alloy wheels, roof racks and tinted rear windows. However, you also get upgraded seats, a larger 10-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, an impressive 12-inch digital instrument panel, a rear-view camera, and an anti-glare rearview mirror. .
Elite – from £ 29,190
Elite models are very well equipped and benefit from a wireless smartphone charger, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and windshield. You also get an electric trunk, keyless entry system, and adaptive matrix and star LED headlights. Parking assistance and blind spot monitoring are also included.
Ultimate – from £ 32,170
At the top of the line is the Ultimate, which benefits from Alcantara seats, a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control and a smart night vision function capable of spotting pedestrians and animals on the road thanks to its infrared camera technology.
What about personalization?
While there isn’t much customization available on the Vauxhall Grandland, there are four very clean trim levels on offer, each of which offers something different stylistically.
After that, five colors are offered, ranging from the free shade Arctic White to Vulcan Gray, Carbon Black, Dark Ruby Red and the most premium color – Cobalt Blue, which is a three-coat paint.
Vauxhall also offers a range of accessories, from storage solutions to charging cables and adapters for hybrid models.
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