VAUXHALL

VAUXHALL CROSSLAND HATCHBACK 1.2 SE 5dr

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 60 mph-

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2139 g/km

Vauxhall has decided it needs not one but two small SUVs in its product portfolio, this little Crossland model sitting just below the second generation Mokka crossover in the company's crossover line-up. This is a facelift of the car we first saw back in 2017 as the 'Crossland X', but the more engaging front-end styling gives it an up-to-the-minute feel.

X NO LONGER MARKS THE SPOT

Vauxhall's little Crossland SUV no longer has an 'X' designation but it now looks a more appealing proposition. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall has decided it needs not one but two small SUVs in its product portfolio, this little Crossland model sitting just below the second generation Mokka crossover in the company's crossover line-up. This is a facelift of the car we first saw back in 2017 as the 'Crossland X', but the more engaging front-end styling gives it an up-to-the-minute feel.

Background

So, yet another small SUV to add to all those in the PSA Group's bulging crossover portfolio. Some of that Gallic conglomerate's latest little Crossovers are based on its most sophisticated CMP2 platform - cars like the Peugeot 2008, the DS 3 Crossback and the Vauxhall Mokka. Others - like the Citroen C3 Aircross - sit on much older underpinnings and this Crossland is one of those, mainly because it's merely a facelift of a car launched in 2017. Still, fashion-led crossover customers shopping in the popular segment for small SUVs won't care too much about that, particularly now this car has such a striking look, courtesy of the same 'Vauxhall Vizor' front end that's given this model's Mokka showroom stablemate so much extra pavement presence. Let's take a closer look.

Driving Experience

Surprisingly, there are dynamic as well as cosmetic changes here: well a few anyway. New springs and dampers aim to cure the slightly wayward low speed handling characteristics of the original model and the revised steering system should deliver a bit more feel at the helm. The agility of the previous car is trained - as is its range of engines, which continue as before apart from a range of efficiency updates. That means most folk will continue to choose the familiar PSA Group 1.2-litre three cylinder petrol unit, available in normally aspirated 83PS base guise (with 5-speed manual transmission) or in turbocharged 110PS form (which now gets a 6-speed rather than a 5-speed manual). Plus there's a 130PS version of this unit which must be had with an auto gearbox. We expected Vauxhall to drop the previous diesel (black pump-fuelled small SUVs are a rare sight these days) but the 1.5 Turbo D powerplant continues and the manual variant has an 11PS power increase (to 110PS) and is another recipient of a 6-speed rather than a 5-speed stick shift. This powerplant generates 120PS when mated to the AT6 6-speed auto that makes quite a dent in the efficiency figures. Finally, we need to mention that, like many cars in the SUV 'B' segment, this one can't be ordered with any kind of 4WD system.

Design and Build

Some facelifts offer merely a minor wash 'n brush-up. This isn't one of those. This rejuvenated Crossland features Vauxhall's latest design language, including the bold new Vauxhall Vizor front-end that was first introduced on the MK2 Mokka. A single module now runs across the face of this compact SUV, containing LED lights and the latest Griffin logo. At the back, smarter dark-tinted tail lights and a high-gloss black tailgate surface give the Crossland a wider stance. As before, you can choose a variant with a contrast-coloured roof, if you want more of a sophisticated, personalised feel Budget obviously ran out a bit when it came to the cabin because that's pretty much as it was before. So as before, the centrepiece of dash is an Intellilink infotainment screen which incorporates the usual DAB stereo, Bluetooth 'phone and informational functions. Include the optional satellite navigation system and the screen size increases from 7 to 8-inches. The rear seat can't do anything clever like slide or recline but the standards of leg and head room it offers are still very class-competitive. Out back, there's a 410-litre boot. Push forward the backrest and up to 1,255-litres of fairly flat space is opened up.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £19,000 and Vauxhall reckons that over 65% of sales of this car will be to private buyers. Who'll find this car priced around £1,200-£1,700 below its Mokka showroom stablemate. As before, there's an emphasis on petrol power in the line-up, all the green pump-fuelled engines being 1.2-litre three cylinder units. If at all possible, try and avoid the entry-level normally aspirated 83PS variant and find the extra that Vauxhall asks for the pokier yet more efficient turbocharged version of this powerplant. A premium of around £1,200 over the base engine gets you a Crossland 1.2 Turbo with 110PS and a 6-speed manual gearbox. Find a further £2,200 or so on top of that, you can get yourself the same unit with 130PS and an auto gearbox. As for diesel power, well we'd question whether you really need it, given the relatively small annual mileages likely to be covered by this kind of car. If you really are set on black pump motoring, then you'll need a budget starting from just under £21,500 for the base 110PS Turbo D diesel, now with 6-speed manual transmission. Another £2,100 or so will be necessary to get this 1.5-litre engine in its pokier 120PS guise with a 6-speed auto gearbox. There's a choice of seven trim levels - 'SE', 'Griffin', 'SE Nav Premium', 'SRi Nav', 'Elite', 'Elite Nav' and 'Ultimate'. Even base 'SE'-spec gets you 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and 'Apple Carplay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring.

Cost of Ownership

Because this Crossland doesn't sit on the PSA Group's latest CMP2 platform, it can't offer that conglomerate's latest EV technology, so unlike Vauxhall's only slightly larger small EV, the Mokka, there'll be no full-battery-powered version of this car. And no hybrids of any kind either. Still, light weight has always been a Crossland virtue and that spells very competitive efficiency figures nonetheless. Let's get to the WLTP-rated figures. We can safely ignore the base normally aspirated 83PS 1.2-litre petrol model, since that's what most customers tend to do; this variant's WLTP-rated returns, up to 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and up to 135g/km of CO2 are actually slightly worse than those of the much more powerful turbocharged 110PS version of this three cylinder unit (up to 47.9mpg and up to 131g/km). We tried this engine in its upgraded 130PS state of turbo tune, which returns up to 48.7mpg and 130g/km as a manual and up to 45.6mpg and up to 137g/km as an auto. Rather surprisingly, Vauxhall still offers a diesel option with this car. Diesels have fallen from favour in this segment not only because of the prevailing environmental zeitgeist but also because black pump-fuelled models demand a price premium you're unlikely to be able to recoup with fuel savings, given the relatively low annual mileage that a car of this kind is likely to cover. So some feverish calculator button-pressing will be required to justify acquisition of the 1.5-litre Turbo D unit offered here, which benefits from a more efficient common rail fuel injection system, which joins an emissions reduction system comprising of a passive oxidation catalyst, an AdBlue injector, an SCR catalyst and a Diesel Particulate Filter. The returns from this diesel unit are WLTP-rated at up to 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and up to 120g/km of CO2 in manual form; or up to 55.4mpg and up to 130g/km as an auto.

Summary

How to summarise? Well ideally, if you came in search of a small, trendy Vauxhall-badged SUV, you'd buy a Mokka because it's a more sophisticated, more modern product. But if the relatively small price saving this Crossland offers you is significant, then you might still find things to like here. When all's said and done, what we've got here is essentially a first generation Peugeot 2008 enlivened by a package of cosmetic embellishments, but the visual facelift changes have at least made this car feel a bit more like a Vauxhall than before. And what matters more is that they've given this model a bit more pavement presence for when you park it outside the gym. That's what matters in this segment. In short, this is the kind of model Vauxhall needs to make. The rest is down to you.

  • Intermittent rear wash/wipe
  • 2 speed wipers/wash wipe/intermittent wipe
  • Solar heat absorbing windscreen
  • Rear power windows with express up/down and anti-pinch function
  • Front power windows with express up/down and anti-pinch function
  • Solar heat absorbing windows

  • Electronic Stability Programme + traction control
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution + Brake Assist
  • Hill start assist
  • CSC - Cornering stability control
  • Anti-lock brake system

  • Front wheel drive

  • Bluetooth connectivity

  • Speed sign recognition
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Speed sensitive power steering

  • Multi function trip computer
  • Audible lights on warning
  • Rev counter
  • Service interval indicator
  • Digital clock
  • Low fuel level warning light
  • On board trip computer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Segmented instrument display
  • Multimedia with 7" colour touchscreen, Smartphone integration, USB, 3.5" colour information display, 6 speakers
  • Vauxhall connect
  • Refridgerant low indicator

  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors

  • Cluster black with printed rings

  • Steering wheel mounted audio/phone/cruise controls
  • DAB Digital radio
  • USB port

  • Body colour door handles
  • Rear spoiler
  • Black radiator grille with chrome bar
  • Black upper window molding

  • Headlamp levelling
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic lighting control
  • EcoLED headlamps
  • Headlamps for left side traffic

  • Cabin particulate filter - removes dust, airborne particles and pollen
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear floor ventilation ducts

  • Peanut cloth upholstery
  • 3 spoke flat bottomed leather covered steering wheel with bezel decoration
  • Reach + rake adjustable steering column
  • Centre console
  • Rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Glovebox with lid
  • Front door pockets with bottle holders
  • 12v power outlet - front

  • Welcome lighting
  • Courtesy Light
  • Illuminated load area
  • Front map reading lights
  • Interior courtesy light operated by all doors
  • Rear reading lights

  • Sight and light pack - Crossland

  • 6 airbags - Driver and co-driver front, front side, head curtain roof airbags, front and rear row coverage airbags
  • Reinforced passenger safety cell
  • Side impact protection beams
  • Seatbelt load limiter
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Rear seat belt pretensioners
  • Dual seatbelt pretensioners on front seats
  • Front and rear seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light

  • 2 way adjustable front passenger seat
  • Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
  • Isofix system on outer rear seats
  • 40:60 Split folding rear seat
  • 2 way front passive headrests
  • 2 way manual passenger cushion extension

  • Engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Folding key
  • Remote central deadlocking

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

  • 16" Eight spoke design black machined alloy wheels

  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 139

  • CC: 1199
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 12
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 5 SPEED

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False

  • Coin Series: SE
  • Coin Description: N
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Badge Power: 83
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.2
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False

  • Engine Torque - MKG: 12
  • Engine Power - BHP: 83
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • Engine Power - KW: 61
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 87
  • Engine Torque - NM: 118
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 2750

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Tyre Size Rear: 195/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 195/60 R16
  • Wheel Style: 8 SPOKES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • No. of Seats: 5

  • White door mirrors: £0
  • Black door mirror housings: Included

  • Metallic paint: £550
  • Two tone paint: £650
  • White roof: £400
  • Black roof: £400
  • Body colour roof: Included
  • Brilliant paint: Included

  • Winter pack - Crossland: £335

  • Metallic - Moonstone grey: £550
  • Metallic - Navy blue: £550
  • Metallic - Diamond black: £550
  • Metallic - Quartz grey: £550

  • Brilliant paint - White Jade: £0
  • Premium two coat - Hot red: £650
  • Premium two coat - Power orange: £650

  • Cloth - Peanut black: £0

  • Tyre inflation kit: Included
  • Spare wheel provision: £20

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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