A NEW Vauxhall Crossland is on the way and the Luton-based company has released first images which show that the compact SUV is following on from the latest Mokka in adopting the brand's new, bolder, design language.
The new-look Crossland features Vauxhall's ‘Vizor' front-end styling with a single module running across the face of the car housing LED lights and the new, recently redesigned Griffin logo. At the rear, new dark-tinted taillights and a new high-gloss black tailgate surface give the Crossland a wider stance.
The latest Crossland also features new front and rear skid plates, chrome door mouldings and a new range of 16 and 17-inch wheels. Sporty SRi models will come with 17-inch alloys and a black roof with a red window accent.
Inside, an eight-inch touchscreen providing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is available while ergonomic front seats deliver enhanced comfort and support, according to the company. The rear seats slide by up to 150mm, helping increase boot space from 410 to 520 litres. With the rear seats folded, the new Crossland provides 1,255 litres of boot space.
Available safety features will include Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Recognition, Driver Drowsiness Alert and a Panoramic Rear View Camera with a 180-degree view.
Two 1.2 litre turbo petrol engines with either 83 or 130PS will be available along with 110 or 120PS, 1.5 litre turbodiesels.
Under the skin, chassis improvements designed to deliver enhanced driving dynamics and comfort include new springs and dampers for the McPherson front suspension and the torsion-beam rear axle, alongside a new steering column intermediate shaft, which Vauxhall says will improve steering feel and handling.
Order books for the new Crossland - which, like the Mokka, has had the X suffix dropped from its badge - will open later this year with deliveries set to commence in early 2021.