Vauxhall Spruces Up Astra And Grandland X With New Ultimate Trim

If you live in the UK and are in the market for a new car, but haven’t considered a Vauxhall to be luxurious enough, you may want to check out these new models.

The British automaker has announced new top-of-the-line versions of two vehicles in its lineup. Called -appropriately enough- Ultimate, the trim level is now being offered on the Grandland X crossover and the Astra hatchback.

The new Vauxhall Grandland X Ultimate adds a long list of features to the compact crossover. On top pof the existing model’s equipment list, the Ultimate packs adaptive cruise control, wireless mobile phone charging, Denon sound system, around-view camera, LED adaptive lighting, and heated windscreen, steering wheel, and rear seats. Equipment, in short, you might expect to find on more upscale vehicles with more premium badges, but applied in this case to the work-a-day Vauxhall.

The Grandland X comes with a 2.0-liter diesel and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Pricing starts at £34,040, which represents a considerable premium over the £22,515 base price.

The Astra Ultimate hatch, meanwhile, upgrades on the existing Elite Nav model with a similarly impressive array of standard equipment. It comes with LED matrix headlights, nav system, driving and parking assistance packages, 18-inch alloys, perforated leather sport seats, tinted rear windows, and more.

Buyers will be able to choose between two gasoline and one diesel engine. The Astra Ultimate starts at £24,935, compared to the £17,120 base price.

Vauxhall also offers the Ultimate trim on the Mokka X and Crossland X, priced at £27,265 and £22,230, respectively. At this rate, we won’t be surprised to see the treatment extended to other models like the Insignia sedan/wagon and Zafira minivan, too.

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  • vvmdrf

    Two buttons for heated steering wheel?

    • TheHake

      No the one is in the Grandland and the other in the Astra.

  • TheHake

    I really like the Gransland but the only petrol engine it comes with is a paltry 1.2T. Silly.

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