Grandland takes on new Vauxhall family face
The revised Vauxhall Grandland has been revealed, with the new car taking on the brand’s latest design cues including the ‘Vizor’ front end and double widescreen interior display known as Pure Panel.
The new Grandland, which drops the final letter of its previous Grandland X naming, will commence UK deliveries this autumn, and also gets new technology including parent company Stellantis’s Night Vision system that flags up potential hazards at night, and the adaptive IntelliLux LED Pixel Light system as seen on the Insignia.
“Vauxhall is committed to offering a fully-electrified line-up by 2024 and New Grandland, with the choice of a Plug-in Hybrid version, is yet another step towards that goal,” said Vauxhall managing director Paul Willcox. “We’re confident that New Grandland will appeal to new and existing customers alike with its bold design, benchmark technologies and high-tech interior and we look forward to it arriving in the UK later in the year.”
BMW reveals 4-Series GC and revised X3/X4
BMW has released pictures of its new 4-Series Gran Coupe, and the mild refresh of the X3 and X4 SUVs.
The new Gran Coupe joins the 4-Series Coupe and Convertible model launched last year, and retains the same striking gaping grille. According to BMW, its new model is wider, longer and taller than its predecessor, which means more head and legroom for occupants, and a larger boot. Arriving in November, the new car costs from just over £40,000 for the entry 420i model, and launches with three petrol and one diesel engine, with emission starting at 141g/km for the 420d.
The X3 and X4 have received what BMW called a “comprehensive refresh” that takes in a new grille and reprofiled headlights, tweaks to the rear of the cars and a revised interior featuring the same free-standing touchscreen system as seen in the 4-Series range.
Revised X3 and X4 models come to the UK in September.