Vauxhall Grandland reinvented with 435-mile electric option

At the rear, the Vauxhall brand name is spelled out and illuminated as part of the slim wraparound light bar, with Grandland embossed at the bottom of the boot lid, rather than written out in chrome. 

Inside, the Grandland ditches Vauxhall’s Pure Panel digital interface for a slimmer 10in driver’s display and a separate 16in infotainment touchscreen, which can receive over-the-air software updates and is equipped with ChatGPT artificial intelligence.

At its base, Vauxhall has stuck with shortcut buttons for the radio and air conditioning controls, and physical buttons feature on the steering wheel as well. 

The wireless charging pad in the centre console has a semi-transparent casing that lights up red or green according to your phone’s state of charge.

Due to the car’s larger proportions, there is 20mm of additional legroom for rear passengers over the previous car. 

Available to order from July ahead of deliveries beginning in the autumn, the Grandland should be priced from between £30,000 and £35,000 for the petrol, rising by around £5000 for the PHEV and towards the mid-£40,000s for the EV. 

Q&A: Mark Adams, vice-president of design, Vauxhall

mark adams

What’s your attitude to tracing heritage? 

“I always say you should have half an eye on your heritage, be proud of your heritage. But I don’t want to overuse it. I’m not a great fan of [heritage design] for our brand. I want to really make us do things that are progressive and modern and not to not try too hard either.”

How can we expect your interiors to evolve in future?

“In [the Grandland], we’ve de-emphasised cluster. With the Astra, we have [the] Pure Panel, but for the future, we’re not saying Pure Panel, we’re talking about pure experience. So it’s connected, but Pure Panel was more hardware-related.”

Source link

About The Author

Scroll to Top