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All-new Vauxhall Grandland SUV gets EV option with 435-mile range

There’s a whole new generation of Vauxhall Grandland, with petrol, hybrid and EV power

  • New five-seater mid-size SUV
  • EV, PHEV and MHEV models
  • Coming to the UK in autumn 2024

The all-new Vauxhall Grandland has arrived, and it looks to have taken a big step forward compared to the outgoing car. Not only is it bigger and more stylish, it offers buyers a fully electric option alongside the hybrids for the first time, as part of Vauxhall’s plan to develop an EV variant of every model in its lineup from now on.

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The outgoing Grandland was starting to feel its age in the competitive mid-size SUV market. Though it was never going to set hearts racing with its looks or performance, it was a spacious and comfy all-rounder – if a bit dull. The new model promises to build on those strengths but this time with a rejuvenated sense of style – it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to lure buyers away from the popular Hyundai Tucson or the electric Skoda Enyaq.

The Grandland follows the newly-announced Vauxhall Frontera, which now fills the budget-friendly slot in the brand’s SUV lineup. This has allowed Vauxhall to position the Grandland in a more premium position, with the new exterior and interior design reflecting this.

What do I need to know about the new Vauxhall Grandland?

We should be clear that this isn’t just a facelift but a whole new Grandland based on the latest SUV platform from parent-brand Stellantis. It’s shared with the new Peugeot E-3008, along with its engines and EV tech, too.

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That’s an important point; the Grandland will be offered as an EV for the first time, with a choice of two battery sizes. A 73kWh battery will be the more affordable option, connected to a 207bhp front-mounted e-motor. For maximum range, Vauxhall will offer a 98kWh unit with a 227bhp e-motor, capable of 435 miles of range – the same figure as the E-3008. It’s unclear whether the Peugeot’s 315bhp dual-motor setup will find its way into the Grandland, but it’s certainly a possibility.

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Sitting below the EV will be the Grandland Hybrid. This model uses a mild-hybrid system, consisting of a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and a small 28bhp electric motor. It’s a tried-and-tested setup used in everything from the Jeep Avenger to the new Peugeot E-5008, and drives the front wheels through a six-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. A plug-in hybrid will follow at a later date, with a promised 53-mile electric range.

What do the new Grandland’s exterior and interior look like?

It’s a clean-sheet design for the new Vauxhall Grandland, using a mix of the brand’s typical styling cues with some fresh touches. The new Grandland has grown 173mm in length and 19mm in height compared to the outgoing car, taking on boxier proportions befitting an SUV. Up front, a pair of LED matrix headlights sit within Vauxhall’s ‘Vizor’ front fascia, further embellished by a new illuminating Vauxhall emblem. The boot lid gets similar treatment, with thin and wide LED tail-lights framing the illuminated ‘Vauxhall’ script.

Vauxhall has taken the cabin in a whole new direction as well. The wide horizontal dashboard houses a new 16-inch infotainment screen alongside a digital driver’s display, while there’s a head-up display available, too. If that all sounds like too much going on at once, you can activate a new ‘Pure’ mode, designed to cut the content on the screens so only vital information is shown.

Elsewhere, you’ll find ambient lighting, a ventilated and massaging driver’s seat, and materials made from recycled plastics. The added length of the new Grandland has translated to more interior space for occupants, as well as a bigger boot, although there are no plans for a seven-seater model. There’s now 550-litres of boot space, increasing to 1,641-litres with the rear seats folded.

How much does the Vauxhall Grandland cost and when can I buy one?

We don’t have UK pricing for the new Grandland yet, but we expect its more upmarket position to command a higher starting price compared to the outgoing car. The mild hybrid model could cost from around £33,000, while we wouldn’t be surprised if the EV variant nudged closer to £50,000.

Brush up on the Grandland’s competition by reading our list of the 10 best electric SUVs…

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