Range-topping Ultimate models join Grandland X and Astra line-ups

Vauxhall has introduced the top-of-the-line Ultimate trim to not only the Grandland X but also to the Astra Hatch. The Vauxhall Grandland X Ultimate has been teamed with the new 2.0 litre diesel engine that is supported by an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The new diesel engine delivers 175 bhp at 3,750rpm and 295 ft lb of torque at 2,000rpm.

The 2.0 litre Turbo Diesel Blue Injection engine offers official CO2 emissions of 128g/km and a combined fuel efficiency of 57.6mpg. The Grandland X Ultimate adds to the list of features available across the range, with adaptive cruise control, wireless mobile phone charging and Denon premium sound system. The further additions of heated windscreen, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, 360-degree Panoramic Camera and the Premium LED Adaptive Forward Lighting Pack with projector headlights – are all available as standard for the Ultimate.

The Grandland X offers Vauxhall’s optional electronic IntelliGrip traction control system. The driver can choose from five modes via a centre dial, with the IntelliGrip system immediately adapting engine and transmission control, torque distribution and ESP settings to ensure optimal contact to the driving surface.

The optional Adaptive Cruise Control with stop function, maintains the speed and selected distance to the vehicle ahead and brakes to a full stop or accelerates the Grandland X when required.

The Grandland X is equipped with the company’s Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) LED headlamps (available as standard with the Ultimate trim). Functions such as cornering light, high beam assist and auto levelling guarantee optimal illumination of the road ahead in all situations.

Vauxhall has also introduced the top-of-the-line Ultimate trim level to the Vauxhall Astra Hatch. The diesel option on Astra Hatch Ultimate is the 1.6 (158 bhp) Bi-Turbo manual diesel engine.

The new Ultimate trim builds on the Elite Nav models by adding even more features, creating what Vauxhall describes as the most highly equipped Astra ever. The trim includes 18-inch bi-colour alloy wheels, IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights, Navi 900 IntelliLink Sat Nav system and the Driving Assistance Pack featuring the intelligent forward camera system. The camera powers a number of the safety systems including forward collision alert, traffic sign recognition, following distance indicator and lane departure warning with lane assist. As well as the Driving Assistance Pack, the Ultimate trim includes the Parking Pack, which comes with advanced park assist, rear view camera and side blind spot alert.

The trim also adds a number of upgrades to the interior including perforated leather seat trim, driver and passenger ergonomic sport seats with seat tilt and cushion extensions, LED rear lights and tinted rear windows.

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