Vauxhall adds reduced-emissions diesel engine to Grandland X range

1.5-litre diesel joins engine line-up for Vauxhall's SUV

The Vauxhall Grandland X is now available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that brings increased economy to the largest member of the brand's SUV range.

As Vauxhall's flagship SUV, the Grandland X sits above the Mokka X and Crossland X. It competes with the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage, Renault Kadjar and Ford Kuga in a fiercely contested family SUV class.

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oining the existing 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines, the 1.5-litre diesel is all new and has been designed to comply with the very latest EU emissions standards. Delivering 128bhp, the new engine is claimed to achieve up to 68.9mpg when paired with the standard six-speed manual gearbox.

With that gearbox, CO2 emissions are a quoted 108g/km, which means a 26% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rating for company-car users. This compares to the still-available 175bhp 2.0-litre diesel's 128g/km CO2 emissions, which incur a 30% BiK liability.

The 2.0-litre diesel is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard, and that's an option for the 1.5-litre diesel, too. It has a manual setting for greater control and is claimed to offer among the fastest shifting speeds in the business, as well as low vibration thanks to an "optimised" torque converter.

The new 1.5-litre engine replaces the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel in the Grandland range. As well as having a sophisticated emissions management system, it's claimed to offer performance to compete with certain 2.0-litre diesels, boasting "a driving feel closer to that of a petrol engine".

Available now, the 1.5-litre diesel-engine Grandland X SE starts at £24,190.

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