Vauxhall SUV that will book hotel

New Vauxhall Grandland X

THIS is the new Vauxhall SUV…that will book a hotel for you!

The Grandland X – the biggest of Vauxhall’s 4×4 range – will also stop you from falling asleep at the wheel.

This macho SUV will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Ahead of its premiere, Vauxhall have confirmed an innovative new feature being added to the car.

Customers who buy the car will be able to benefit from Driver Drowsiness Alert – which could stop you from having an accident.

The new Driver Drowsiness Alert on the Grandland X triggers an audio and visual warning if the vehicle veers unexpectedly, suggesting driver fatigue.

A message will be displayed in the driver information cluster and an alert noise will be sounded.

If the vehicle continues to show driver drowsiness after thee warnings, a second alert message will be displayed with a louder signal noise.

Vauxhall OnStar, the personal connectivity and service assistant offers another level of safety with the Stolen Vehicle Assistance and a WiFi hotspot for connectivity.

The OnStar system can also help drivers find a carpark or book a hotel room.

New Vauxhall Grandland X

Ian Mitchell, Grandland X’s Product Manager, said: “Driving while tired poses a risk not just for the drivers but for all road users.

“The Driver Drowsiness Alert system in the Grandland X can detect the typical signals of fatigue so it can remind drivers to take regular breaks during long journeys, helping to prevent an accident.”

In addition to the Driver Drowsiness Alert the car includes  Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and pedestrian detection, Advanced Park Assist and Automatic Cruise Control.

Grandland is the largest of Vauxhall’s SUV range which also includes the Mokka X and Crossland X.

The new SUV is available to buy with prices from just £22,310.

Phil Lanning

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