Vauxhall has planned the arrival of its new Crossland X in summer 2017 as a replacement to the Meriva.
Smaller than the ever popular Mokka X, the Crossland will be competing with the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008. Vauxhall said “Whilst the Mokka is for the adventurous buyers, the Crossland has more firm family focus”.
Its said the Astra had a big influence on the design, which is apparent on the inside, as the dashboard and seating will be familiar to Astra drivers with just a higher SUV-like driving position.
Vauxhall have equipped the Crossland with mounds of spec. Some of the newer technology includes; Traffic sign recognition and a Three-stage alert system, alerting tired driver when detecting unusual behaviour. Although pricing has yet to be revealed, expectations reveal the basic model to start around £15,000.
However… what are the Crosslands real selling points?
Interior space and flexibility appears to be the real strong point, judging by whats been said. Claiming a large, comfortable interior- compared to similar sized cars- and sliding rear seating, providing an extra 110 litre capacity to the already huge 410 litres.
The Crossland’s big brother, the Grandland X is said to be revealed late 2017. Rumors state it will have a similar engine range to the Astra and prices will start in the range of £19,000. It is said that it will be considerably larger, meaning a possibility of a third row of seating. Although unclear of the finished product for the Grandland, there is many speculation whether bigger means better.