Vauxhall’s Ultimate Crossland X

22 November 2018

VAUXHALL is moving its small SUV model, the Crossland X, even more upmarket with the introduction of the new Ultimate version.

This becomes the new flagship of the range and is loaded with technology, enahnced comfort, convenience and safety features. It boasts an eight-inch touchscreen for the Navi 5.0 IntelliLink infotainment system that creates seamless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other driver aids include an anti-drowsiness system, forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

There are optional front and rear parking distance sensors, advanced park assist, side blind spot alert and a panoramic rear-view camera. The Premium LED Lighting Pack includes headlights brighter than halogen, using information such as vehicle speed, steering angle and when the indicators are being used to determine the most suitable lighting.

There are new leather seat facings, ergonomic heated active front seats and a heated steering wheel.

Visually the model is distinguished by new exterior paint colours,

Unique 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, alloy-effect front and rear skid plates and silver-effect roof rails.

A fixed panoramic glass roof with an electrically operated sunblind is also available as an option.

The Crossland X Ultimate is offered with a turbocharged 110bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a manual or automatic gearbox, or with a more powerful 130bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a manual gearbox only.

Prices start at £22,480 in comparison to £17,110 for the standard entry-level version.

The Crossland X is the latest addition to the UK’s fastest-growing crossover market that is currently dominated by the likes of the Nissan Juke.

It is smaller than the Meriva it replaces, and significantly different.

At just 4.2 metres in length the Crossland X is more compact than the Vauxhall Mokka, and 16cm shorter than even the Astra Hatch. The Crossland X does, however, boast an elevated seating position and an overall height that is raised ten centimetres above the Astra’s, which appeals to older users.

The Crossland X has specially designed AGR-certified back-friendly seats for the driver and front passenger, while rear passengers can adjust their seating position to increase leg room. This seating flexibility is useful for extending luggage capacity, which is a class-leading 410 litres with the rear seats up. The flexibility of the rear seats allows the luggage capacity to be increased if additional leg room is not required.

Other innovations include a 180-degree panoramic rear-view camera, advanced park assist, forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, speed sign recognition and side blind-spot alert, among others.

There is Vauxhall OnStar plus IntelliLink infotainment systems compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an eight-inch colour touchscreen.

The latest wireless inductive charging is also available, and the inclusion of Vauxhall OnStar as standard provides a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices.

Other features include adaptive forward lighting with full-LED headlamps, head up display, 180-degree panoramic rear view camera, forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and autonomous emergency braking.

There is also lane departure warning, speed sign recognition, side blind-spot alert, cruise control with speed limiter, driver drowsiness system, heated steering wheel and heated windscreen plus keyless open and start.