New 2021 Vauxhall Crossland SUV: prices, specifications and release date

Vauxhall’s smallest SUV gets striking redesign and updated technology

  • Borrows ‘Vizor’ look from new Mokka
  • Prices start from £19,060 for SE trim
  • Available to order now, first deliveries expected in early 2021

The facelifted Vauxhall Crossland SUV has a starting price of £19,060 in entry-level SE trim and is available to order now. First customer deliveries are expected to start in the earlier part of 2021.

The updated Crossland features Vauxhall’s new ‘Vizor’ design and gets more obvious body cladding to make it look more like an SUV. Vauxhall has also dropped the ‘X’ from the Crossland name. Rivals include the Skoda Kamiq, SEAT Arona, Renault Captur and Ford Puma.

2021 Vauxhall Crossland: prices, specs and trim levels

Every version of the new Vauxhall Crossland is well-specced. The base SE model starts at £19,060 and comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard safety tech includes lane departure warning and speed sign recognition.

The SE Nav Premium trim starts from £20,260, adding front and rear parking sensors, LED fog lights and a reversing camera. Inside, Vauxhall’s Multimedia Navi Pro sat nav is fitted with a larger eight-inch touchscreen and sat nav.

The sporty SRI Nav model starts from £21,410 and comes with 17-inch bi-colour alloy wheels, a choice of contrasting roof colours, rear privacy glass, and alloy-effect skid plates.

The Elite trim starts from £21,560 and includes leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. Stepping up to Elite Nav costs from £22,110, adding sat nav, wireless smartphone charging and a 180-degree panoramic rear-view camera.

Flagship Ultimate Nav cars cost from £25,665 and come with Alcantara seat trim, keyless entry and start, and silver roof rails, on top of the equipment included with the Elite trim.

Design

Like the newly launched Vauxhall Mokka, the Crossland is to get a black fared-in grille that stretches across the width of the car’s nose. The headlights look similar to before, while Vauxhall has used silver body cladding to make it look like the Crossland has a bull bar - like older rugged 4x4s. LED headlights should be fitted as standard. At the rear, the tail-lights have been tweaked and there’s a gloss black tailgate insert.

The new front end makes the Crossland look more assertive and less forgettable but the Mokka’s headlights are more cleanly integrated into the ‘Vizor’ grille. Elsewhere, the jacked-up ride height and plastic wheel arches don’t quite remove the similarity between the Crossland and its predecessor, the Vauxhall Meriva MPV.

Practicality

Every version of the new Crossland has a 60/40 split folding rear seat. The Versatility Pack adds a sliding rear seat, allowing it to be moved back and forth by up to 150mm. This pack is standard on the SRI Nav and Ultimate Nav models, and increases boot space from 410 to 520 litres with the seats slid fully forward. With the rear seats folded flat, a vast 1,255 litres of boot space becomes available.

Engines, chassis and performance

As with the old Crossland, you can choose a 1.2-litre petrol with three power outputs. The 82bhp version, which is the cheapest to buy, goes without a turbocharger and comes with a five-speed manual gearbox.. Above this, the turbocharged engine is available in 108bhp or 128bhp forms and can be specced with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Emissions for the petrol range starts from 139g/km of CO2 for the entry-level engine, rising to 143g/km for the most powerful engine when specced with an automatic gearbox.

The 1.5-litre diesel engine comes with 108 or 118bhp, depending on whether a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox is chosen, with CO2 emissions ranging from 126 to 136g/km. Every diesel engine in the Crossland line-up is RDE2 compliant, meaning they qualify for a lower BiK banding for company-car drivers.

The Crossland sits on a different platform to the Vauxhall Corsa, so a fully electric Crossland isn’t in the pipeline for this generation. Vauxhall says that the new Crossland will offer an improved driving experience over the old car, thanks to a revised suspension and steering setup that gives it improved cornering ability and makes it better to drive on faster roads.

Read our Vauxhall reviews here or check out our list of the best family SUVs.

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