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  • 29 March 2018

    Grandland X makes the ideal Cab of Mum and Dad

    Championing the small moments that make life brilliant

For many mums and dads, ferrying their family from one social engagement to another may be part of the job description, but for some parents, it’s much more than that.

So here at Hutchings, we are revealing research from Vauxhall, which found the average parent spends 286 hours a year ferrying their kids around, totalling up to almost 12 full days. And findings suggest that if these journeys were on a meter, parents would earn a staggering £9.8k a year!

However, we are championing the small moments that make life brilliant, as findings show that the majority of parents use this time to bond with their children.

In fact, 49% of parents use the journeys to have a laugh with their kids and a third (31%) admit the moments spent in a car together gives them the quality time they wouldn’t get anywhere else. What's more, many mums and dads think this is the perfect way to find out more about their kids - whilst playground gossip is the main topic to talk about, a fifth of parents (22%) use driving their children about as an opportunity to eavesdrop on them.

The survey also revealed that local parents could take a road trip to Lisbon, for the equivalent of 1,283 miles they could clock up driving kids from A to B. Also, parents spend an average of two working days a year simply waiting in the car for their children.

So, with parents spending so much time in the car, the Grandland X, now available at Hutchings, makes the ideal ‘Cab of Mum and Dad’. As the largest SUV in the range, there is ample space for parents to enjoy spending this extra quality time with their kids, with its seating for five people and generous luggage space.

As the newest addition to the “X range”, the Grandland X’s sporty, rugged exterior profile and luxurious interior makes it a cut above the rest when it comes to SUVs.  Built to inspire confidence in the everyday, with an elevated driving position so drivers literally sit higher, the Grandland X goes above and beyond to achieve a bold and commanding driving experience.

With generous storage, state-of-the-art safety features and driver-convenience technology including the IntelliGrip traction control system, LED adaptive forward lighting, 360° panoramic camera and Advanced Park Assist, the Grandland X is grand in every sense of the word.

Plus, with WiFi available for up to seven devices, the Grandland X enables passengers on board to plug in and listen to their own choice of songs. Which is great news for parents, as the research also revealed that both parents and children get fuelled up over the music choices with a quarter (25%) claiming the selection of tunes is the top in-car discussion.

So there you have it; all you mum and dads out there who ferry your kids around may have missed out on an incredible £10k per year, but it's clear that those one-to-one moments in the car with your little ones are none other than priceless.

If you would like to know more about the Grandland X, click here.

Added: 29 March 2018

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    John F. Hutchings Limited is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows John F. Hutchings Limited to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only.

    We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes Vauxhall Finance. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to Vauxhall Finance, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to be make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and Vauxhall Finance also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.

    J F Hutchings Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows J F Hutchings Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only.

    We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes Hyundai Finance. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to Hyundai Finance, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to be make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and Hyundai Finance also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.