Vauxhall Grandland X 1.6D auto 2017 first drive

Vauxhall Grandland X 1.6D auto

The diesel Grandland X is a better bet for most than the 1.2-litre petrol model but still struggles to stand out in a crowded market

The diesel version of Vauxhall’s new mid-sized crossover, a car designed to compete with the bestselling Nissan Qashqai and the class-best Seat Ateca. Or, put it another way, a re-skinned Peugeot 3008. The Grandland X is the result of a joint venture with Peugeot owners PSA Group and sees the car built on the French company’s mid-sized EMP2 platform, powered by PSA engines and built in a PSA factory in Sochaux, France.We’ve already tested the Grandland X with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol unit but the diesel, although 10bhp less powerful with 118bhp, could prove to be the more suitable powerplant thanks to its stronger mid-range torque, better economy and lower CO2 emissions. The car is available with six-speed transmissions with either two or three pedals.

Source: Autocar Online

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