The Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X is now available in a range-topping Hybrid4 PHEV version with all-wheel drive.
Shared with the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 and 508 Hybrid4, the new plug-in hybrid powertrain finally gives the Grandland X the all-wheel-drive option it needed. The PHEV combines a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with two electric motors, one on each axle, and a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery for a system output of 300 PS (296 hp).
The gasoline engine produces 200 PS (197 hp) while the two electric motors make 80 kW (109 PS/108 hp) each. The front electric motor is coupled to an electrified eight-speed automatic transmission, while the second electric motor, inverter, and differential are integrated into the electrically powered rear axle providing AWD on demand.
Opel says the Grandland X Hybrid4 can cover up to 50 km (31 miles) in pure electric mode in the WLTP cycle. In total, the model offers four driving modes: electric, hybrid, AWD, and Sport. The plug-in hybrid crossover also features a regenerative braking system to recover the energy produced under braking or deceleration. Opel says this increases the all-electric range of the Grandland X Hybrid4 by up to 10 percent on average.
For maximum energy recuperation, the driver can even switch to “Regeneration on Demand,” which also allows for the so-called one pedal driving. Thanks to all these measures, the Grandland X Hybrid4 is expected to average 2.2 l/100 km (128.4 mpg UK) and 49 g/km CO2.
The electrified crossover will go on sale in Europe within the next weeks, with the first customer deliveries expected in early 2020. The Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 will contribute to the electrification of Opel’s and Vauxhall’s entire product portfolios by 2024. The new model is also part of the carmakers’ strategy for meeting future CO2 targets.