VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW MODEL OFFENSIVE IN ‘FIVE-STAR’ YEAR

  • Five important model launches in 2017 bring further diversity and appeal to range

Luton – Vauxhall is set for a ground-breaking 2017, with a total of five major product launches that will add further variety to its range – already one of the largest in the UK – while at the same time entering new market segments.

Crucially, as well as the introduction of range-building derivatives, Vauxhall will bolster its credentials by offering a compelling alternative to ‘premium’ models in the D-sector with the all new Insignia Grand Sport, while also growing volume still further in the SUV/crossover class with not one, but two new models.

‘2017 will be a landmark year for Vauxhall,’ said Rory Harvey, Chairman and Managing Director. ‘Our portfolio will grow, for sure, but it’s the quality and innovation which underpins our new products that will surprise customers. The Insignia Grand Sport will force buyers to reassess how they perceive our brand, and later in the year our two crossover offerings will bring Vauxhall to, in many cases, completely new sets of buyers.’

Vauxhall’s Five Stars of 2017:

  • The new Insignia Grand Sport will be the new flagship product of Vauxhall’s range. Despite being a large and practical five-door hatchback, it will have a coupe-like silhouette, huge driver appeal and a class-leading all-wheel-drive system. Existing model still leads the mainstream D-sector in the UK, but Grand Sport is set to challenge premium rivals.
  • Hot on its heels will be the new Insignia Sports Tourer, taking many of its design cues from the 2013’s visionary Monza Concept. Compared with the existing model, interior space has increased significantly, especially in the rear cabin and luggage area, but not at the expense of its design, which is lithe and rakish.
  • Completing the new Insignia range next year will be a Country Tourer model, complete with all-wheel-drive as standard and off-road looks. A genuine multi-task vehicle.
  • Vauxhall’s recently launched Mokka X will be joined by the new Crossland X at the start of next year. The exciting crossover will appeal to buyers with families who demand agility and convenience in urban driving, but with enough comfort and performance to cover long distances at the drop of a hat.
  • Completing Vauxhall’s SUV/crossover family in 2017 will be a new C-segment crossover, similar in size to the Astra and Zafira Tourer, and with an especially sporty design.



ALL-NEW VAUXHALL NAMED

Second ‘X’ model to join Vauxhall’s growing SUV/crossover line-up for 2017

Luton – Vauxhall’s new Mokka X will be joined by an exciting new crossover sibling in early 2017, as the UK market continues to embrace the growing trend towards sporty and spacious crossover and SUV products.

Named the Crossland X, the newcomer is as multi-talented as it is stylish, and will appeal to buyers with families who demand agility and convenience in urban driving, but with enough comfort and performance to cover long distances at the drop of a hat.

‘Our customers’ expectations are changing, so the timing is perfect for an additional model in the Vauxhall range, which caters for a new breed of buyer,’ said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. ‘The Crossland X will sit next to the Mokka X in our range, but their identities will be well-defined, and we anticipate that each will have its own following. More will be revealed at the start of next year, but we’re excited about the way Vauxhall’s crossover and SUV family is shaping up – and there’s more to come!’

Since 2012, the Mokka (which has recently been replaced by the new Mokka X) has found more than 120,000 buyers in the UK, its single biggest market in Europe, and this has been set against SUV and crossover segments which have grown year-on-year. The Crossland X is set to bring still more growth when it goes on sale next year.