Grandland X introduces Vauxhall’s first-ever plug-in hybrid
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 128mpg along with CO2 emissions of 49g/km (NEDC Correlated). It also offer a 30-mile 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 giving 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.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 also offers the new 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.
Prices are yet to be confirmed.