Vauxhall creates high-tech Life HaX tool to help busy parents

By Tristan Shale-Hester

Vauxhall has created a pocket-sized tool designed to help the modern parent with the many tasks they face on a day-to-day basis.

The Life HaX, which is similar in style to a Swiss Army knife and marks the launch of the Grandland X SUV, comes after research by Vauxhall found that 57 per cent of parents felt under pressure to switch between different roles, ranging from chef, entertainer and handyman to tech expert and storyteller.

It includes a car maintenance laser, which can be attached to the bonnet of a Grandland X, where it will shine a light to show where the screen wash, oil cap and dipstick are.

There are also plenty of smartphone-related tools, such as wide-angle and macro camera lens attachments, a battery power bank, a pin for removing the SIM card from a phone and a touchscreen stylus.

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Additionally, the Life HaX comes with a torch, a pick for undoing tight knots and a screwdriver. All the tool’s elements were chosen by parents – although the 32 per cent who wanted a mute button to keep their children quiet will be disappointed.

Vauxhall’s research, which polled 2,000 people, also showed that 47 per cent of parents saw their roles as interchangeable, with more mothers than fathers feeling the need to multi-task.

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Richard Shaw, chief designer at Vauxhall, said: “At Vauxhall, we’re always looking for ways to make drivers’ lives easier, and the Grandland X is no exception.

“Inspired by our new SUV, the Life HaX provides parents with the tools they need to enjoy life’s daily adventures, combining the practicality and style of the car that inspired it.”

The Grandland X is on sale now with a starting price of £22,310. The Life HaX is a limited-edition product and is now available to order, although Vauxhall has not yet been able to confirm a price.

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