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Vauxhall Crossland X review

Entry-level model expanding brand's SUV range.

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Design
7.0
Performance
8.0
Handling
7.0
Economy
8.0
Value
8.0

Summary

The Vauxhall Crossland X is a perfectly competent new SUV contender but may struggle for visibility in an increasingly congested sector.

Summary

The Vauxhall Crossland X is a perfectly competent new SUV contender but may struggle for visibility in an increasingly congested sector.
 

What is it? The Vauxhall Crossland X is a new family-pitched compact SUV.
Key features: Five engines, front-wheel-drive only, entry-level SUV
Our View: The Vauxhall Crossland X is a perfectly competent model but may struggle for visibility in an increasingly congested sector.
Type of Review: First UK drive


The Vauxhall Crossland X is the brand’s new compact SUV – but of course Vauxhall already has a compact SUV, in the Mokka X, so where does this newcomer fit in?

Well this is another example of a manufacturer striving to take as much advantage as possible of a booming sector of the market, even if it means offering, in this case, three separate models where previously one would have sufficed.

The Crossland X is designed to be the new entry point to the Vauxhall SUV range, and aimed firmly at those who like the muscular looks and the high driving position of such vehicles, but don’t want all the off-road bells and whistles such as a 4×4 drivetrain.

As we’ve said many times on The Executivecondominium, compact, what the industry calls B segment, SUVs are doing big business right now. Taking just 0.8% of the market in 2010, they now account for 8.3%.

Small people carriers, however, have gone right out of fashion, so it’s bye-bye Vauxhall Meriva, hello Crossland X. In future, it will sit alongside its slightly (very slightly) larger sister, the Mokka X, with the latter offering the more traditional SUV ability including the option of all-wheel-drive.

Vauxhall Crossland X crossover SUV

Soon they will be joined by a third, range-topping model, the Grandland X. This car, due for its public debut at the Frankfurt show in September, is some 20cm longer than the Mokka X, yet still only a five-seater, designed to be the luxury option in the range. Confused yet?

Back to the Crossland X. It’s the first model built on a new platform, shared with Peugeot Citroën parent PSA Group in a joint project agreed long before PSA decided to buy Vauxhall and sister brand Opel. It’s being built at GM’s Zaragoza plant in Spain together with sister model and future rival, the Citroën C3 Aircross, which we will see later this year.

Next page: Design and powertrains

 
 
Design
7.0
Performance
8.0
Handling
7.0
Economy
8.0
Value
8.0

Summary

The Vauxhall Crossland X is a perfectly competent new SUV contender but may struggle for visibility in an increasingly congested sector.
Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Executivecondominium. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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