Having only joined the market in 2017, the Vauxhall Grandland X was rather late to the family SUV party. However, it’s closely related to the latest Peugeot 3008 – both cars are based on the same platform – so Vauxhall could hit the ground running with a bit of a head-start.
Vauxhall sells two other SUVs: the Crossland X and Mokka X. However, as its name suggests, the Grandland X is the biggest, competing with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Karoq and, naturally, the Peugeot 3008.
The Grandland X shares some of the engines from the 3008, too, with one petrol and two diesel units available, with a plug-in hybrid version available in 2020 to help future-proof it. This model will come with the added bonus of four-wheel drive, too; petrol and diesel variants only have two driven wheels – the optional ‘Intelligrip’ traction system might be worthwhile if you frequently encounter challenging road conditions such as snow.
So does the Grandland X have what it takes to stand out from the SUV crowd or is it likely to wind up forgotten in the corner? Read on over the next few pages to find out.
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