Vauxhall’s Grandland X Hybrid4, which will be arriving in showrooms in January, is now available for order starting at £35,590 in the UK. The fully electric Corsa-e has not been officially confirmed, but has been reported to start at £26,790 after the UK government grant.
Vauxhall’s first plug-in hybrid, which will features two electric motors, all-wheel drive, a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery and a 1.6 petrol engine “that has been specially engineered for the hybrid application.” In combination, the entire system produces up to 300 hp. Drivers can choose between four different driving modes, with the fully electric option providing a range of 32 miles, according to WLTP.
The press release also adds that the Grandland X Hybrid4 is a “key part of Vauxhall’s commitment to electrifying its entire product portfolio by 2024”. The Corsa-e is the next step in that plan, which will then be followed by the Vivaro Life MPV, new Vivaro LCV and the successor to the Mokka X, which will all be available as fully electric models.
The Corsa is now available in both ICE and BEV formats, with the BEv starting at the previously mentioned £26,790. The price, while officially still unconfirmed, was revealed through company car price lists. They show the Corsa-e being priced below the Peugeot e-208, despite both sharing the same powertrain and platform. The 50 kWh battery allows for an official range of 211-mile. Three driving modes can preserve this, however, with the manufacturer advertising that the range “can be extended by up to 40% in Eco drive mode”.