VAUXHALL is giving its Grandland SUV the new Mokka treatment with a completely revised look and extra equipment for its flagship model.
Due for release before the end of the year the new Grandland will be available as a plug-in hybrid as well as with conventional diesel and petrol powertrains.
Details are sketchy at the moment but the car has been given a style makeover akin to the changes made to the latest Mokka which sees the new Grandland featuring Vauxhall's Vizor nose and sharpened lines across the body.
Inside, the Grandland will feature a new layout to the dashboard which Vauxhall calls its Pure Panel which consists of a large central display screen running into the instrument panel.
However, unlike the Mokka, the Grandland will not be available as a pure-electric vehicle with Vauxhall opting for a plug-in system similar to the used by Peugeot on the 5008 on which the Grandland is based.
A night vision system is also being offered - a first on a Vauxhall - and it will be able to detect animals and pedestrians in darkness at a range of up to 100 metres.
Other state-of-the-art is a semi-autonomous drive mode called Highway Integration Assist which which keeps the vehicle in the middle of its lane and maintains the distance to the vehicle in front. It also allows for "stop and go" progress in traffic.
The car will also feature the latest Intellilux LED lighting set up which gives optimum illumination of the road ahead at night under all traffic conditions.
Vauxhall says the prices and more details of the new Grandland will be announced closer to its release date.