Grandland X marks Opel’s first-ever plug-in hybrid
Opel/Vauxhall’s Grandland X SUV has gained a new plug-in hybrid variant, marking the first-ever PHEV for the brand and a vital part of its electrification plans.
First announced at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show as well as turnaround plans published after PSA’s acquisition of Vauxhall completed, the all-wheel drive Grandland X Hybrid4 helps continue the brand’s journey towards electrification; a fully electric Corsa is also due in the coming months while the next-gen Mokka X and Vivaro van/MPV will get electric variants in 2020.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 powertrain comprises a Euro 6d-Temp-compliant 200hp 1.6-litre turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine along with a pair of electric motors (one on each axle and with combined output of 109hp), eight-speed automatic transmission and a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery.
Total output stands at 300hp and preliminary figures set out a WLTP combined fuel consumption of 2.2l/100km along with CO2 emissions of 49g/km (NEDC Correlated). It also offer a 50km WLTP pure electric range, helped by a regenerative braking system and comes with a 3.3kW on-board charger, with an optional 6.6kW version also available. Drivers will get a charging pass that gives access to 85,000 charging points across Europe under Vauxhall’s Free2Move Service, with a trip planner to find charging stations included within the standard Navi 5.0 IntelliLink infotainment system as standard.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 also offers the new Opel/Vauxhall Connect telematics service. This includes Live Navigation with real-time traffic information, as well as the ability to check key vehicle data via an app and emergency assistance.
Sales will start within the next weeks for first deliveries to customers in early 2020. Prices are yet to be confirmed.