Grandland X gets new diesel ahead of PHEV launch

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Opel has updated its Grandland X with a new 1.5-litre diesel taken from parent firm PSA’s stable.

The new 1.5-litre diesel in the Grandland X brings increased power and economy.

The new 1.5-litre diesel in the Grandland X brings increased power and economy.

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.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.