The new Grandland X comes with choice of three powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid

On-the-road prices for Vauxhall’s new-look Grandland X Sport Utility Vehicle have been slashed by up to £2,400 compared to the car it replaces.

As part of the brand’s simplified range structure, customers now have three levels to choose from, with entry-level ‘Design’ focussing on the latest driver assistance technologies.

‘GS Line’ introduces all round sports styling and advanced convenience features and range-topping ‘Ultimate’ builds on ‘GS Line’ by adding “even more premium technologies”.

Vauxhall says the decision to streamline the line-up – which also applies to the smaller Crossland SUV and Insignia saloon with immediate effect – “will make it easier than ever for customers to choose the right version for them”.

The Grandland is the latest family car to adopt Vauxhall’s new Griffin logo and single-piece ‘Vizor’ grille that sees the chrome ‘brow’ flow into the slim daytime running lights.

‘Design’ models get 17-inch alloy wheels and a 7-inch colour touchscreen incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone electronic climate control and safety aids including lane departure warning, speed sign recognition, lane assist and automatic emergency braking.

‘GS Line’ are distinguished by a black roof, black door mirrors and black wheel arch trim which is complemented by dark 18-inch wheels. The exterior styling is completed by tinted rear windows, alloy-effect skid plates and LED headlights and tail-lights.

Inside features Vauxhall’s ‘Pure Panel’ cockpit – a dual screen arrangement consisting of a 10-inch colour touchscreen with ‘Navi Pro’ sat-nav and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. There are also comfort-focused sports-style seats.

‘Ultimate’ introduces 19-inch multi-spoke ‘Ironman’ alloy wheels, IntelliLux LED headlights that are made up of 168 LED elements, and a body-coloured front bumper, rear bumper, wheel arches and skid plates.

The front seats are heated and upholstered in Alcantara and the safety kit count is increased by the addition of Side Blind Spot assist, Highway Integration Assist and Lane Positioning Assist.

Powertrain options have also been pared back to three: a plug-in hybrid with 221bhp, and a 1.2-litre turbocharged manual petrol producing 128bhp are joined by a 1.5-litre turbo diesel that sends its 148bhp to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

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