With winter weather now upon us, Vauxhall has a range of models that helps drivers get a grip, with their intelligent traction control systems from IntelliGrip.

For example, with IntelliGrip on the new Grandland X, drivers can choose from five driving modes, including mud and snow, to ensure they get the right traction for the road conditions. What IntelliGrip does is adapt the distribution of the torque power to the front wheels, allowing slip when necessary, and adjusts the accelerator pedal control map.

Customers can also choose from a range of models featuring all-wheel drive to keep a sure-footing on slippery surfaces. The intelligent AWD system, available on the Mokka X SUV, distributes the torque as necessary in a split second. It can quickly adjust from an economical 100 percent front-wheel drive mode to a 50:50 split between the front and rear axles, to give maximum traction on icy or snowy surfaces.

It’s not just the wet, snowy and icy conditions that can be the problem during the winter of course. The long dark nights can make driving more challenging. And that’s why Vauxhall has a range of intelligent lighting systems that mean even the darkest roads are illuminated.

The adaptive full-LED headlights, available on the Mokka X and Grandland X, adapt to the prevailing situation and enable driving with full beam without dazzling other road users. The system also enables people or animals near the road to be seen earlier than with a conventional low beam.

And setting off in the cold winter mornings has also been made easier. Both the Insignia and Grandland X can help the de-icing of your car with heated exterior mirrors and heated windscreens. Insignia drivers can even warm their car before they setting off thanks to the stationary heater which is operated through either a remote-control timer or automatic programming according to temperature sensors. A heated steering wheel gives the driver even more comfort during the cold months.