With first deliveries arriving in the UK this month, Grandland X sales have been buoyed by the introduction of a new Euro 6.2 compliant 1.5 litre Turbo D (130PS) powertrain. In SE trim, it achieves CO2 emissions from 108g/km and combined fuel economy of 68.9mpg when paired with the six speed manual transmission.
The powertrain is also available with a new eight speed automatic transmission which features an optimised torque converter to improve gear shift smoothness and reduce idling vibrations. Quick shift technology offers one of the best shifting speeds on the market, while also featuring a manual shifting mode.
With winter fast approaching, the Grandland X is available with the fully electronic IntelliGrip traction control system, ensuring the vehicle always remains stable on any surface. With five independent driving modes available, IntelliGrip enables traction and stability at all times by delivering optimal grip through the wheels.
The driver can choose from five modes via a centre dial, with the IntelliGrip system immediately adapting engine and transmission control, torque distribution and ESP settings to ensure optimal contact to the driving surface. IntelliGrip adapts torque distribution to the front wheels according to the selected mode, allowing slip when necessary and changing the accelerator pedal control map.
In any mode, it creates the necessary balance between spinning and gripping wheels, allowing the Grandland X to adapt to the prevailing driving situation to increase safety and driver comfort by guaranteeing best available traction and stability at all times. IntelliGrip electronic traction control is lighter than a conventional all wheel drive system, which helps reduce fuel consumption.
There are five modes available to the driver to select from:
The innovative IntelliGrip technology is available with all powertrain combinations of the Grandland X as part of the 'All Road Pack' option, which also includes five spoke, 18 inch allow wheels and 225/55 R18 all season tyres. "We're delighted that the Grandland X has achieved 100,000 orders," said Ian Mitchell, Vauxhall's Product Marketing Manager. "With the current 'Keeps Calm. Carries On' ad campaign building further momentum, Vauxhall now offers customers an excellent new 1.5 litre Turbo D engine and innovative IntelliGrip technology."
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