The countdown to Vauxhall’s new Crossland X SUV arriving in Lookers’ showrooms has truly begun, after the vehicle was finally revealed this week.
Having initially announced the newcomer to the Vauxhall range towards the end of 2016, we’re sure you’ll agree that the short wait was worthwhile.
Described by some at Vauxhall as a CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) rather than an SUV, the Crossland X is crisp and compact on the outside and spacious and flexible on the inside. The Crossland X, with its Tardis-like cabin offering an abundance of practicality and flexibility, is undoubtedly a family-focussed car.
In addition its interior practicality, the Crossland X will also offer greater convenience while driving. More compact than the Mokka X, and shorter than the Astra Hatch, there’ll be greater convenience while driving and manoeuvring in towns and cities. Moreover, an elevated seating position and an overall height (ten centimetres above the Astra) adds to the Crossland X’s urban appeal.
As a true urban crossover, the Crossland X delivers bold design features in a compact, balanced package. The model’s length, width, and height give it a dominant stance and balanced proportions.
Featuring a prominent grille including the iconic Griffin, and signature LED daytime running lights, from the front, it is instantly apparent the Crossland X is part of the Vauxhall family.
Crisp side-lines and a ‘floating roof’ lengthen the Crossland X. And like the ADAM, customers can order a different colour for the roof, allowing them to put their own stamp on the vehicle.
The interior of the Crossland X offers excellent design and attention to detail, with the instrument panel and centre stack horizontally aligned to the driver.
Moreover, high quality finishes are present, with chrome accents around the cluster and air vents, while the centrepiece of the interior is the up to eight-inch colour touchscreen.
With either Radio R 4.0 IntelliLink or Navi 5.0 IntelliLink infotainment systems, both compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Crossland X keeps the driver connected with the unit’s seamless integration into the centre console.
In addition, the Crossland X boasts the latest wireless charging technology for added convenience and reduction in wires, and also includes Vauxhall OnStar as standard, providing a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices to keep all occupants connected while on the go.
It’s not all about the intelligent infotainment system, though. In the Crossland X, driver and passenger experience is heightened by comfortable seating and its spacious layout. Uncommon for the segment, the Crossland X features first class ergonomic seats for the driver and front passenger to make long journeys comfortable, and give generous leg room.
With thanks largely to the sliding rear seats, high levels of flexibility are offered throughout the Crossland X. Able to move forwards or backwards up to 150mm, the 60/40 split folding seats provide additional leg room to the rear passengers for added comfort, or alternatively can be moved to create additional luggage space up to a class-leading 520 litres.
When the rear seats are folded down completely, luggage capacity increases to an impressive 1,255 litres, with the wide number of permutations in between making the Crossland X capable of carrying a wide range of everyday items as required – the ultimate family car built for road trips and outings.
In addition to the design, comfort, and driver convenience, safety is also of paramount importance in the Crossland X. Journeys are more relaxing and safer with the inclusion of the latest technology and driver assistance systems, such as: