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Vauxhall expands Griffin line-up with new Crossland and Corsa-e models

New Vauxhall Crossland Griffin and Corsa-e Griffin get more standard equipment at a lower price to entry-level variants

2021 Vauxhall Crossland Griffin

Vauxhall has expanded its ‘Griffin’ trim level line-up to the all-electric Corsa-e hatchback and Crossland SUV. The new models get more standard equipment, including safety and driver assistance features and tweaked styling. 

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The Crossland and Corsa-e are the latest models to join the existing Griffin line-up, which already includes the regular Corsa, Astra and Grandland X models. Both models are on sale now, with the Crossland Griffin starting from £17,555, and the Corsa-e Griffin costing from £26,390 after the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) deduction. 

2021 Vauxhall Crossland Griffin 

The Vauxhall Crossland Griffin builds on the entry-level SE trim, adding more equipment for a lower price. Rivals to the Crossland Griffin include the Volkswagen T-Cross and the Ford Puma

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The Crossland received a facelift in 2020, which introduced the brand’s ‘Vizor’ front end. Every Griffin model gets 17-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels, black painted door mirrors, a contrasting roof and chrome-effect window trim.

Inside, the Crossland Griffin features a seven-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. It also gets heated front seats and a heated leather steering wheel, automatic windscreen wipers, LED headlights and driver assistance features including speed sign recognition and lane keep assist. In addition, the Crossland also features ambient interior lighting. 

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Buyers can pick from a range of petrol and diesel engines. The non-turbocharged 82bhp 1.2-litre petrol is the entry point to the range. Above this, a turbocharged version of the same engine is available in both 108bhp and 128bhp power outputs. For higher mileage drivers a 108bhp 1.5-litre diesel is also offered with a manual gearbox, or equipped with an automatic gearbox and 118bhp. 

Prices start from £17,555 for the 1.2-litre petrol model, undercutting the entry-level SE version by around £2,000. 

2021 Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin

2021 Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin

The new Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin sits above the entry-level SE Nav Premium model in the range. It gets more standard equipment over the base model, and with a price tag starting at £26,390 after the government’s PiCG deduction, it’s £750 cheaper than the base model. 

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Styling upgrades include 17-inch alloy wheels with a bi-colour paint finish, a contrasting black roof and A-pillars, tinted rear windows, LED front fog lights and rear parking sensors.

Every Corsa-e Griffin is equipped with a seven-inch digital dial cluster, a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen with sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Automatic windscreen wipers and lights are also fitted, along with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Standard safety kit includes traffic-sign recognition, forward collision alert and driver drowsiness detection. 

The powertrain is carried over from the other Corsa-e models, with a 134bhp electric motor and 50kWH battery giving it a range of up to 209 miles. It gets 100kW DC fast charging as standard, meaning a 0-80% top up takes around 30 minutes at a compatible charging point. 

To help encourage more motorists to switch to electric cars, Vauxhall is also offering Corsa-e Griffin customers a free home wallbox and an energy credit equivalent to 30,000 miles of free electricity, in partnership with British Gas. 

What does it mean for Car buyers? 

The introduction of Griffin variants to the Corsa-e and Crossland represents a significant saving for buyers, with each model offering an array of additional features and equipment for a lower starting price. Combine this with the tempting PCP offers; monthly payments for the Corsa-e start from £265, with the Crossland from £215, and the Griffin models could make an excellent buy, undercutting rivals by some margin. 

Read our in-depth reviews of the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Crossland SUV.

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