It’s been on sale for barely a year, but Vauxhall’s Grandland X has hit six-figure sales across Europe.
Reaching 100,000 units is no easy feat especially when the competition is heavy-hitters like the Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008 and Toyota C-HR.
Ian Mitchell, Vauxhall’s product marketing manager, was understandably chuffed, commenting: “We’re delighted that the Grandland X has achieved 100,000 orders.”
The Grandland X is surely primed for further success with this month signalling the arrival of a new Euro 6.2-compliant 1.5-litre Turbo D (130PS) powertrain.
When specced in the SE trim and paired with the six-speed manual gearbox, this fleet-friendly version achieves CO2 emissions from 108g/km and a combined fuel economy of 68.9mpg.
An eight-speed automatic transmission is also available featuring an optimised torque converter to improve gear shift smoothness and reduce idling vibrations.
Mr Mitchell added: “With the current ‘Keeps Calm. Carries On’ ad campaign building further momentum, Vauxhall now offers customers an excellent new 1.5-litre Turbo D engine and innovative IntelliGrip technology.”
That IntelliGrip thing just mentioned is a fully-electronic traction control system that ensures the Grandland X remains stable on any surface at all times.
It comes with five modes set up to deal with snow, mud, sand, as well as normal road conditions. Depending on the selected mode, IntelliGrip redistributes torque to the front wheels, allowing slip when necessary and changing the accelerator pedal control map.
The technology is available with all Grandland X variants as part of the All Road Pack option, which also includes five-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels and 225/55 R18 all-season tyres.
Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “It’s been hard to miss Vauxhall’s Grandland X ads and similarly, we’re spotting the Grandland X more and more out on UK roads. It won’t be long before it racks up another 100,000 sales.”
Posted on 21st September 2018
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