Vauxhall reveals Juke-rivalling Crossland X
Vauxhall has revealed the Crossland X crossover, which will be positioned beneath the Mokka X when it goes on sale later this year.
At 4.21 metres in length, the newcomer is sized to compete with cars like the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008, putting Vauxhall into one of the fastest-growing segments of the UK market. The UK is the biggest market in Europe for the Mokka X.
Replacing the Meriva MPV, practicality is the focus inside. The Crossland X gets a rear bench which can slide 150mm fore or aft to prioritise passenger or luggage space. With the bench fully forward, boot capacity is in line with Qashqai-sized crossovers at 520 litres, but it’s still class-leading at 410 litres when it’s in its rearmost position.
The cabin includes seats certified by Germany’s Campaign for Healthier Backs, and the IntelliLink touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto across the range. Selected versions will also get OnStar, with an eight-inch screen.
Vauxhall has yet to confirm the UK engine line-up, but expect this to include the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol and 1.3-litre turbodiesel as the likely fleet best-sellers.
The Crossland X is one of five key product launches over a one-year period, with other newcomers including the Insignia Grand Sport and the Grandland X, Vauxhall’s much-needed rival for products such as the Nissan Qashqai, SEAT Ateca and Kia Sportage.