Opel Grandland X PHEV to feature FWD


After the all-wheel-drive Grandland X Plug-in Hybrid, Opel’s part-time EVs are now also available as front-wheel-drive models. The new variant starts in Germany at a gross list price of €43,440 and is therefore exactly €6,500 cheaper than its AWD counterpart.

The Grandland X is the first Opel model that is now available in two hybrid versions. The new SUV variant with the official designation Grandland X Hybrid (compared to Grandland X Hybrid4) has a front-wheel drive with a system output of 165 kW, a torque of 360 Nm and an electric range of up to 57 kilometres according to WLTP. Like the all-wheel drive version, it is equipped with a 1.6-litre petrol engine but has only one onboard instead of two 80 kW electric machines (with exactly 81 kW). This results in a system output difference of 55 kW between the two PHEV variants. The battery is again the same with 13.2 kWh. However, the front-wheel-drive model comes with a 3.7 kW onboard charger as standard and can optionally be fitted with a 7.4 kW charger. In the all-wheel-drive version, the charging capacity is specified as 3.3 kW or 6.6 kW as an option.

In future, drivers of the Grandland X Hybrid will be able to choose from three driving modes: Electric, hybrid and sport. In the latter mode, the part-time EV accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and achieves speeds of up to 225 km/h. The new hybrid is also available with a choice of three driving modes: electric, hybrid and sport. Like its all-wheel-drive counterpart, the vehicle also has intelligent technology and the charging service offers of Free2Move, myOpel-App and OpelConnect on board.

The E range of the Grandland X Hybrid is marginally higher than that of the all-wheel-drive SUV (57 km vs. 52 km). The price already differs more clearly: from 43,440 Euros gross for the front-wheel-drive unit, from 49,940 Euros gross for the all-wheel-drive Grandland X. The price of the Grandland X Hybrid is slightly higher than that of the all-wheel-drive SUV (57 km vs. 52 km). Opel emphasizes that the first meets all criteria for eligible electric vehicles in their home country. Taking into account the decision of the latest climate summit to increase the ecological rebate, the purchase costs for the Grandland X Hybrid (Business Edition) will ideally be reduced from 43,440 to 38,512 euros including VAT, according to the Rüsselsheim-based manufacturer.


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