Price cut for latest

plug-in Vauxhall

Vauxhall Grandland, front static
Vauxhall Grandland, dashboard
Vauxhall Grandland, rear action

BUYERS of the newly updated Vauxhall Grandland SUV can save more than £6,000 on the list price of one version compared to the car it replaces.

That price cut applies to the least expensive version of the new Grandland PHEV - plug in hybrid electric vehicle - which costs from £34,365 and offers up to an official 192mpg and 34 miles of driving on its rechargeable battery before the petrol engine is needed.

This latest Grandland is available in SE, SRi, Elite and Ultimate trim levels and is the latest model to feature Vauxhall's distinctive Vizor front end. First deliveries are due later this year.

Vauxhall's flagship SUV - with prices of non-hybrid petrol and diesel models starting at £25,500 - also introduces several new technologies and assistance systems that until now, have been reserved for more expensive segments of the market, says its maker.

These include Adaptive IntelliLux LED pixel headlights, whose 168 LED elements - 84 per headlamp, as seen on the new Insignia - result in a seamless and intelligent adaptation of the light beam according to the driving conditions and surroundings, without dazzling oncoming traffic.

New Grandland models are also available with night vision technology, a first for Vauxhall, with the system capable of detecting pedestrians and animals in darkness at a distance of up to 100m and alerting the driver.

Also available is the latest in semi-adaptive driving, with highway integration assist which keeps the Grandland in the middle of its lane and maintains the distance to the vehicle in front, it also allows for "stop & go" progress in traffic.

This latest Grandland features Vauxhall's new pure panel cockpit with two widescreen displays. Ahead of the driver is a display up to 12 inches in size, offering up essential information to the driver with minimal distraction, while the central 10-inch display controls all infotainment via a touchscreen. All models come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for full smartphone connectivity.

Leading the powertrain line-up is the plug-in hybrid offering up to 192mpg and an electric driving range of up to 34 miles from its 1.6-litre petrol engine and electric motor, which deliver a combined 222bhp.

With emissions of just 31g/km CO2, the new Grandland is eligible for just 11 per cent benefit-in-kind rate, making it tempting for fleet and business users. PHEV variants of the New Grandland are available in sporty SRi or Elite trims.

The New Grandland is also available with a choice of efficient petrol and diesel units. A 1.2-litre turbo petroland 1.5-litre turbodiesel (each produce 128bhp. Petrol models are available with either six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission; diesel models get an eight speed automatic transmission.

SE variants feature 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, and come with a seven-inch pure panel colour touchscreen and driver display of the same size. All models come with a standard specification that includes DAB, Bluetooth, cruise control, electric parking brake, electric folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors and automatic lighting and wipers.

Sportier SRi variants upgrade the wheels to 18-inch gloss black alloys, and come with a 12-inch pure panel driver display with 10-inch central touchscreen.

Also included is 180-degree rear-view camera, high gloss black colour-coded roof, roof rails, wheel arch cladding, skid plates, bumper inserts, and badges, as well as dark tinted windows to enhance the sporty look.

Elite variants introduce 19-inch bi-colour alloy wheels and additional technology including LED Matrix automatic front lighting, wireless phone charging, advanced park assist, side blind spot alert, keyless entry and start and a power tailgate, while inside occupants benefit from advanced Ergo Active front seats.

Range-topping Ultimate variants add alcantara upholstery and 360 degree camera with high-gloss black exterior letter detailing.

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