Grandland X Hybrid4, Opel's first all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid
Opel goes electric. The German carmaker continues to implement this key element of the PACE! strategic plan by presenting the new all-wheel drive PHEV version of the Grandland X.
Topping Opel’s SUV offer, the elegant Grandland X Hybrid4 combines the power of a 1.6-liter turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine and two electric motors, driven by a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, for a system output of up to 300hp.
The front electric motor is coupled to an electrified eight-speed automatic transmission. The second electric motor, inverter and differential are integrated into the electrically powered rear axle to provide all-wheel traction on demand. Preliminary WLTP fuel consumption (weighted, combined) is 2.2 l/100 km with 49 g/km CO2.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 will offer four driving modes – electric, hybrid, AWD and Sport – allowing drivers to tailor the car’s characteristics to their wishes or to specific driving conditions.
Charging time depends on the type of charger in use. In addition to the cable supplied with the vehicle for charging from a domestic plug socket, Opel will offer devices for fast charging at public stations and wallboxes at home. For example, the battery charges fully in around one hour and 50 minutes with a 7.4 kW wallbox.
In order to further improve efficiency, the Grandland X Hybrid4 features a regenerative braking system to recover the energy produced under braking or deceleration.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 - Opel’s first plug-in hybrid - is planned to go on sale within the next weeks for first deliveries to customers in early 2020,