Opel’s compact SUV, the Grandland X, has welcomed a new 1.5-liter turbodiesel, which replaces the old 120PS 1.6-liter unit.
The 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit delivers 130PS (128hp) and 300Nm (221lb-ft) of torque through a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed auto.
On average, it burns 4.1-4.2 l/100 km (68.9-67.3 UK mpg / 57.4-56 US mpg), and emits 108-110 g/km of CO2. That’s a 4 percent improvement over the previous powertrain, achieved through the optimization of the combustion system, increased exhaust gas circulation and reduction in displacement and friction.
The new oil burner is equipped with the stop/start technology, and meets the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standards. This means that it won’t be affected by the potential urban diesel bans.
Opel didn’t say how much the Grandland X will cost with the new diesel engine, but its predecessor was available from €25,500 ($31,093) in Germany.
Besides announcing the debut of the 1.5-liter diesel, which is shared with other vehicles developed under the PSA umbrella, including the 308 compact hatchback, Opel has divulged that a PHEV option for the Grandland X will arrive in 2020.
The vehicle will be their first plug-in hybrid, and will probably use the same powertrain as the upcomin 3008 GT, which is said to debut next year.