Grandland X gets new diesel ahead of PHEV launch
Opel has updated its Grandland X with a new 1.5-litre diesel taken from parent firm PSA’s stable.
Announced as Opel said it would launch a plug-in hybrid Grandland X by 2020 – marking the first PHEV in its line-up – the new 130hp unit is taken from models such as the Peugeot 3008 and 5008. It replaces Opel’s 120bhp 1.6-litre diesel, bringing economy improvements of up to 4% as well as increased power. The six-speed manual version offers a combined 4.2-4.1l/100km and 110-108g/km compared with 4.3-4.0 l/100 km and 111-104g/km for the previous six-speed manual diesel.
The new unit, which also meets the future Euro 6d-TEMP standard, is also available with a new eight-speed automatic transmission designed for enhanced economy and bringing a combined 4.2-4.1 l/100 km, 109-108 g/km CO2.
Christian Müller, managing director engineering Opel Automobile GmbH, said: “The high-tech design of the new 1.5-litre diesel in the Opel Grandland X enables customers to combine the fun of a compact sports utility vehicle with the powerful performance, strong climate friendliness and high environmental compatibility of an advanced diesel engine.”For more of the latest industry news, click here.