Unlike the Mokka X and the upcoming Grandland X (a larger SUV set to launch in summer 2017) the Crossland X will only be available in two-wheel-drive. Designed as a family car, the emphasis is on comfort and family-friendly practicality – the highly adjustable cabin allows the split-folding rear seats to be adjusted for legroom, or folded to create up to 1,255 litres of cargo space.
Tech features include a 180-degree panoramic rear-view camera, advanced park assist, forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, speed sign recognition and side blind-spot alert, among others. The range includes Vauxhall OnStar, as well as IntelliLink infotainment systems, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with an up to eight-inch colour touchscreen.
Since 2012, the Mokka (which has recently been replaced by the new Mokka X) has found more than 120,000 buyers in the UK, its single biggest market in Europe, and this has been set against an SUV segment which have grown year-on-year.
Forming the first part of Vauxhall’s ‘Five-Star’ 2017, which will see five major product launches in one year, the Crossland X will be joined by another newcomer to the ‘X’ family, the larger Grandland X which will compete in the compact SUV class (SUV C-segment) later this year.