New Vauxhall Models Unveiled At The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Vauxhall has kicked off the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show with the world premiere of a number of brand new models including the Insignia GSi and Country Tourer, 2 new Vivaro Tourer models, and the hotly anticipated all-new Grandland X SUV.
The all-new Grandland X SUV is the third member of Vauxhall’s ‘X’ family, which also includes the Mokka X and the Crossland X.
With a sporty design and off-road looks, the Grandland X has elevated seating for five people, generous luggage space, good all-round visibility and a raft of safety technologies. At 4.48 metres long, it is the largest SUV in Vauxhall’s range, offering even more cabin space than both the existing Mokka X and Crossland X models.
Grandland X drivers and passengers can enjoy outstanding connectivity that is now typical across the Vauxhall range, with the latest generation of IntelliLink systems and the personal connectivity and service assistant Vauxhall OnStar, which now includes new services such as hotel booking and parking space search. Smartphones can easily be integrated into the infotainment system and charged wirelessly via inductive charging on handsets with this function.
Also debuting at Frankfurt is the all-new Insignia GSi, which delivers high levels of performance through a new chassis, Brembo brakes and a refined 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine.
The performance variant of Vauxhall’s latest flagship model has an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which can be operated via a paddle-shift on the steering wheel to provide a more active and responsive driving experience. Staying true to the latest-generation Insignia range, the GSi combines lightweight design and a low centre of gravity with turbocharged power. These factors result in excellent balance and a favourable power-to-weight ratio.
Insignia Country Tourer
The latest addition to the all-new Insignia range, Vauxhall’s all-wheel-drive Insignia Country Tourer also debuted in Frankfurt.
The Country Tourer is more spacious and considerably lighter than its predecessor thanks to an all-new architecture and comes packed with a wide range of innovative technologies. With all-round black protective cladding and silver front and rear skid plates, the newcomer has a tough and rugged off-road appearance.
After being announced at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Vauxhall gave visitors a preview of what its new Exclusive trim could look like for Insignia buyers.
The personalisation concept will allow Insignia buyers to choose exactly the colour they want. A favourite colour, perhaps, or a colour coordinated to a customer’s classic car already waiting in the garage – all these shades can serve as the sample for a bespoke paint tone. And while the normal Insignia models feature a lot of chrome, the High Gloss Black Pack gives the Exclusive a sporty touch with a high-gloss black grille bar and window trim strips, exterior mirrors plus much more. A complementary design from a range of light-alloy wheels can also be selected.
The Exclusive line will also soon be expanded with an even larger selection of leather interior options and decorative design elements – resulting in unique vehicles personalised according to their owner’s taste. In addition, every Insignia ordered as an Exclusive comes with a host of standard trim features on top including Navi 900 IntelliLink with an 8-inch colour touchscreen and rear privacy glass.
The last of Vauxhall’s Frankfurt unveils are two new up-level Vivaro variants: the Tourer Elite and Tourer Weekender.
Aimed at the business shuttle market, the Tourer Elite model will be available with a 1.6-litre CDTi BiTurbo engine with 125PS or 145PS, in either L1 or L2 body.
And aimed at the lifestyle market, the Tourer Weekender features a third-row bed. It will be available with a 1.6-litre CDTi BiTurbo engine with 125PS or 145PS, in the L2 body only.
With order books opening soon, both models will be built at Vauxhall's manufacturing plant in Luton, Bedfordshire.
Coming To Pentagon Vauxhall Dealerships Soon
Although no exact arrival dates have been given yet, Pentagon Vauxhall expects to see the first of these models arriving within the next few months. You can register your interest in these vehicles with the Pentagon Vauxhall team by calling 0330 390 6849 (local rate) or visiting your local Pentagon site.