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Vauxhall Corsa, Astra and Grandland X Griffin Editions arrive on the scene

The new Griffin Edition adds some optional extras and cosmetic tweaks to the British brand’s core line-up

Vauxhall has launched a new Griffin Edition specification for the Corsa, Astra and Grandland X, adding a little more equipment and value to the British brand’s most popular vehicles.

The Vauxhall Corsa Griffin Edition is priced from £18,530 and features two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, a contrasting black roof, front and rear parking sensors and automatic windscreen wipers.

Inside, buyers get heated seats, a heated steering wheel, “Griffin” branded floor mats and a rear-view camera. Vauxhall’s seven-inch digital gauge cluster and infotainment system also come as standard, offering support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Buyers have their choice of one diesel and two petrol engines. The cheapest option is a naturally aspirated 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol with 74bhp. It’s only available with a five-speed manual gearbox. Above that sits a turbocharged version of the same unit, with 99bhp, priced from £19,430. The engine comes as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox but, for an extra £1,730, buyers can have an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Vauxhall offers a sole 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel unit on the new Griffin Edition trim-level, priced from £20,520. It’s also fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and offers claimed economy figures of between 62.9 and 70.6mpg.

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The Vauxhall Astra Griffin Edition is priced from £19,540 and comes as standard with 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, black door mirrors, a contrasting black roof, front and rear parking sensors, chrome window surrounds and rear privacy glass. The trim-level can also be had in an estate body style for an extra £1,450.

Inside, buyers get dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a seven-inch touchscreen. The same Griffin floor mats also feature, along with some extra driver assistance technology, such as forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.

Only two engines are available on the Astra: a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel. The former generates 143bhp and returns a claimed 54.3mpg on the WLTP cycle. It’s only available with a six-speed manual gearbox. The latter has 120bhp and a maximum claimed WLTP fuel economy figure of 64.2mpg. The six-speed manual option is priced from £20,020, although Vauxhall also offers a nine-speed automatic variant, priced from £21,860.

The Grandland X Griffin Edition shares the same 18-inch alloy wheels as the Astra models, and it also gets the hatchback’s contrasting black roof, privacy and black door mirror caps. Silver roof rails come as standard, along with an electric tailgate, and prices for the SUV start from £25,765.

Inside, the Grandland X Griffin Edition model gets keyless entry, dual-zone climate control and an eight-inch infotainment system with built-in sat-nav. Vauxhall’s new floor mats, embroidered with the Griffin logo, are included once again.

Buyers only have two engines to choose from. The line-up opens with a 128bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. It’s mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, although an eight-speed automatic is available as a £1,820 option. Above that, there’s a 128bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel, priced from £25,765. It’s also fitted with a six-speed manual as standard, with an eight-speed automatic offered as a £2,185 extra. In the best-case scenario, the unit delivers 57.7mpg on the WLTP cycle.

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