New 2022 Vauxhall Grandland spotted: price, specs and release date
The upcoming facelifted Vauxhall Grandland X looks to be getting a Mokka-style makeover. Read on for more details.
- Official debut expected in late 2021
- On sale in early 2022
- Mokka-inspired front design
- Mildly updated rear bumper
- Revised infotainment system
- Minor interior design updates likely
- Petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid options expected
- Pricing may go up slightly
Camouflaged spy shots of the upcoming Vauxhall Grandland X show design changes that mimic those of the recently revealed Vauxhall Mokka SUV. This could give Vauxhall’s mid-sized SUV the visual boost it needs to tempt you away from the likes of the Peugeot 3008 and the recently updated Volkswagen Tiguan.
New Vauxhall Grandland design
The Vauxhall Grandland X has only been on sale a few years, but family SUVs need regular updates are to stay ahead of the game. For starters, the new car is expected to be called the Vauxhall Grandland (dropping the current car’s ‘X’) and it should receive a few cosmetic changes, as shown by this prototype’s heavily camouflaged front-end.
The biggest change will be a new grille and headlight design similar to that of the new Mokka. This will consist of a remodelled front bumper with a thin upper grille, a deeper lower one and some vertical slats on either side.
The rear looks to be mostly unchanged featuring the same brake lights as the current Grandland, although the rear bumper might get a minor visual tweak as Vauxhall has taken the trouble to camouflage that area.
New Vauxhall Grandland interior
There are unlikely to be big changes inside the new Vauxhall Grandland’s cabin. The current model has a relatively conventional dashboard design – something that differentiates it from the mechanically similar but more excitingly designed Peugeot 3008.
A software update to the sometimes-sluggish infotainment system would be a welcome update, hopefully employing the dual-screen setup as offered in the new Vauxhall Mokka. Some interior trim and colour changes will most likely be offered and it would also be nice to see an improvement in the fit and finish of some parts, such as the centre console unit.
New Vauxhall Grandland engines and driving
Once again, no major updates are expected in this department. All variants of the Vauxhall Grandland offer a relaxed, comfortable driving experience with good all-round visibility – things you can expect from the new car, too.
Two petrol engines are currently available, with either 130hp or 180hp, and there is also an efficient 130hp 1.5-litre diesel. Both 130hp models can be had with either a manual or automatic gearbox.
Two hybrid engines top off the range and come with either 225hp front-wheel drive or 300hp four-wheel drive. Both offer up to 31 miles of electric-only driving.
New Vauxhall Grandland price and release date
The updated Vauxhall Grandland should be officially revealed before the end of 2021 and should go on sale in early 2022.
The current range kicks off at £22,417 for the base petrol model while the top 300hp hybrid is almost twice that at £44,370. Incremental price increases across the range are expected when the revised Grandland debuts.
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