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The Vauxhall Grandland X 1.6 Turbo aut8. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

33%

550 kg 1650 kg
50 kg


Score 16.1


60%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Vauxhall Grandland X 1.6 Turbo aut8. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 8th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2000 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 65 mph. In the 4th gear the top speed is 77 mph (5709 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 62%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 50% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1600 kg
Weight ratio
33%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1650 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
70 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.1
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
93 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
86 mph
Speed in practice
84 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
13.5 sec. - (max. 11.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.9 sec. - (max. 7.5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.7 sec. (max. 3.4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2028
2452
Percentage between accelerator
76% - 85%
63% - 71%
Power needed at 60 mph 1486 N
over: 603 N
over: 1006 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
71 mph - (77 mph)
In the
5th gear - (4th gear)
Revs
4386 - (5709)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.5 sec. - (max. 5.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
By revs
2523
Percentage accelerator
78%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
55.4% - 67.1%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
54.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
58 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Vauxhall Grandland X 1.6 Turbo aut8.
Year
September 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (181 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 gears and torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
2200 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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