New 2021 Vauxhall Crossland facelift drops the X and gains Mokka looks
This is our first official look at the facelifted Vauxhall Crossland. The revised model will go on sale later this year, sporting a bold new look and a range of chassis improvements. First deliveries are expected to arrive early next year.
The updated Vauxhall Crossland features the brand’s latest “Vizor” front end, which was first seen on the second-generation Mokka. It comprises a blanked off, high-gloss black radiator grille that flows into a pair of intricate LED headlights.
Vauxhall has also fitted a new vented front bumper, which apes the design of the Mokka’s, along with a new high-gloss black tailgate, smoked LED tail lights and a fresh set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Finally, like the Mokka, the updated Crossland will drop the “X” suffix off the end of its nameplate.
The updated Crossland’s engine range will be trimmed back to just four options – two petrols and two diesels. The petrol range is still based on PSA’s familiar turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine, although the middling 108bhp option has been axed, leaving just the entry-level 82bhp and range-topping 128bhp units.
However, the crossover’s diesel range has survived the facelift restructure intact. Buyers will still have their choice of either a 108bhp or 118bhp unit – both of which are based on PSA’s turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit.
In an effort to curb some of the wayward slow-speed handling characteristics of the pre-facelift Crossland, Vauxhall has also fitted new springs, fresh dampers and a tweaked steering system, which the company says will provide better steering feedback and improved driving dynamics.
Little has changed in the Crossland’s interior. It shares the same infotainment system and dashboard design as the outgoing model. However, buyers will be offered a decent level of safety technology – Vauxhall says the revised crossover will come with a pedestrian recognition system, forward collision alert and a 180-degree parking camera.
Prices are yet to be confirmed but, like most facelifts, we’re expecting only a small increase over the outgoing model. The old model has a starting price of £19,330 – so it’s reasonable to suggest that this updated model will start from around £20,000.
Click here for our in-depth review of the pre-facelifted Vauxhall Crossland X…