The new 2022 Vauxhall Grandland brings the brand’s strong design principles and latest technologies together. Built on Vauxhall’s multi-energy Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), the new Grandland comes with a choice of three powertrains: efficient petrol and diesel engines, and an advanced Plug-in Hybrid-e option.
Central to the design philosophy is the Vizor Front End, which will be a hallmark for future Vauxhall passenger cars. The distinctive front end features a single smooth panel that runs between the LED headlights. It houses the new Griffin logo, sensors and radar for the driver assistance technologies and gives the new Grandland a contemporary, clean, and polished look.
The GS Line model adds a black roof, black exterior trim on the lower front and rear bumpers, wheel arches and door cladding with high-gloss black inserts in the front bumper with matching Grandland lettering for a stealthier appearance. Ultimate models add high gloss black roof rails and chrome accents around the day light openings.
The new Grandland is available with a choice of striking wheel designs including 17-inch five-spoke wheels, while GS Line models add 18-inch high-gloss black alloy wheels for a sportier look. Ultimate models are fitted with 19-inch diamond-cut bi-colour alloy wheels for a more planted and purposeful stance.
Inside the new Grandland, Vauxhall has created a spacious, versatile, and high-tech interior for both drivers and passengers. Vauxhall’s Pure Panel interior has a driver-focused environment. Two wide screens form the basis of the Pure Panel, with a digital instrument cluster, displays all key information to the driver, including satellite navigation directions.
The infotainment touchscreen allows the driver and front passenger to access the full range of vehicle features. For convenience, and to minimise the potential for driver distraction, a row of physical buttons below the touchscreen control regularly used features such as the air-conditioning, cabin air temperature and heated seats.
The digital instrument cluster is available in either seven or 12-inch displays, depending on vehicle specification, while the central touchscreen, comes in seven or 10-inch sizes.
New Grandland Design variants feature black fabric seat trim inserts and black fabric side bolsters. GS Line models come with black fabric seat trim inserts with black premium leather-effect side bolsters, while Ultimate variants feature black Alcantara seat trim inserts and black premium-effect leather side bolsters.
The new Grandland is packed with family-friendly convenience features. Wireless smartphone charging is available and provides the easiest way of keeping compatible devices topped up. USB sockets are also available for both front and rear passengers and the rear of the centre console is available with a 230V power outlet to charge laptops or tablets.
Practicality and versatility form a key part of the new Grandland ownership experience. A hands-free power tailgate (depending on version) provides easy access to the boot, which has 514-litres of space in petrol and diesel variants, extending to 1,652-litres when the rear seats are folded. Plug-in Hybrid-e variants feature a 390-litre boot which extends to 1,528-litres when folding the rear seats.
Storage space is maximised by a variety of stowage solutions. The glove box provides storage space, while the centre armrest lifts to reveal a handy 2.88 litres of storage – enough to hold a water bottle.
Vauxhall PureConnect and PureSense have been devised to group complementary technologies together for ease of use and convenience. The PureConnect family is focused on advanced comfort and convenience and the Vauxhall Pure Panel is at its heart.
Through PureConnect, Vauxhall has made the new Grandland more connected and more intuitive, making it easy for drivers or passengers to stay in touch, informed and entertained throughout their journey. Every New Grandland features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone connectivity, while intuitive steering wheel and voice controls allow drivers to access features quickly and easily, without taking their eyes off the road.
Vauxhall Connect SOS also forms a part of the PureConnect system, with the SOS e-call technology automatically alerting emergency services in the event of an accident. Vauxhall Connect SOS can be activated manually by pressing the button near the rear-view mirror.
Vauxhall Grandland Plug-in Hybrid-e
Plug-in Hybrid-e models are capable of up to 39 miles in all-electric mode. They achieve overall CO2 emissions as low as 31g/km, making them ideal for business users with a benefit-in-kind (BiK) rate of 11% (2021-2022) and 12% (2022-2023).
On the new Grandland Plug-in Hybrid-e models, the central touchscreen displays key information about the electric powertrain, including a ‘powerflow display’ to help the driver understand the state of charge and distribution of energy from the engine and battery.
The e-Save function allows drivers to specify a level of battery capacity to be preserved while driving, to ensure it can complete a later part of its journey – for instance through a low emissions zone or urban area – using purely electric power.
With the MyVauxhall app, Plug-in Hybrid-e drivers can manage and review their vehicle’s charge status, electric driving range and even control charging times when away from the vehicle.
Remote pre-conditioning allows drivers to warm or cool their vehicle before departing, helping maximise its electric driving range by using mains electricity to heat or cool the cabin ahead of a trip.
Prices for the new Grandland range have been realigned to provide customers better value. The standard Design variant starts from £25,535; the GS Line from £27,795; and the range-topping Ultimate spec is priced from £31,295.
The new Grandland Ultimate Hybrid-e, with its host of improvements, is priced from £37,375 – equivalent to a £3,995 saving. It also offers a stronger residual value than its predecessor, up from 41% to 46%, depending on model and powertrain choice.