It's surprising how long it took Vauxhall to get itself proper representation in the mid-sized 'Qashqai-class' family SUV segment, having only entered the market in 2017. However, it’s closely related to the Peugeot 3008 – both cars are based on the same platform – so that gave Vauxhall the opportunity to hit the ground running with a bit of a head-start.
The Grandland X is the third member of Vauxhall's 'X' SUV family, which also includes the Mokka X and the Crossland X. It's a midsize SUV, with seating for five. With a sporty design and off-road looks, the Grandland X has generous luggage space, good all-round visibility and a raft of safety technologies. There's plug-in hybrid technology now on offer too.
As its name suggests, the Grandland X is the biggest SUV sold by Vauxhall, competing with the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Karoq and, naturally, the Peugeot 3008. The Grandland X is proving a popular choice for families moving into SUVs as it offers a similar blend of comfort and practicality as the Peugeot 3008 on which it’s based. It is more strikingly styled than its Crossland X and Mokka X cousins, which makes it a more attractive option for those looking at a good-value Qashqai alternative.
“Handles the rough with the smooth. This bold and powerful SUV is bristling with cutting-edge technologies and ready for action. Anywhere.”