Vauxhall to launch two new SUVs in 2017
Vauxhall will launch the Crossland X and Grandland X models next year, with the aim of taking on the UK's best-selling SUVs...
SUVs continue to be one of the fastest growing car markets worldwide, so it's no surprise to see most manufacturers bolstering their range here. At the moment, Vauxhall only has the Mokka X small SUV to offer buyers, but in 2017 the company will bring two new SUVs to market - the Crossland X and Grandland X.
Little is known about the two new SUVs, but it's understood that the Crossland X - which will go on sale early next year - will be pitched as a direct rival to the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage and Seat Ateca. Vauxhall says the car will "appeal to buyers with families who demand agility and convenience in urban driving, but with enough comfort and performance to cover long distances at the drop of a hat."
The Crossland X will fill the void left by the departing Meriva MPV.
The Grandland X, meanwhile, is likely to be a larger seven-seat SUV, and will take on rivals including the Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe and Land Rover Discovery Sport when it goes on sale later in 2017.
Again, Vauxhall hasn't released many details about the new car, only saying that it will offer many of the hallmark features of a large SUV - good all-round visibility, a raised seating position and plenty of interior space.
Although prices for the two new models are yet to be fixed, expect them to be priced above the current Mokka X, which costs from £17,640.
Vauxhall is also planning to launch a new flagship SUV in 2019.
See more from one of our favourite SUVs, the Nissan Qashqai, in our video review below.