Opel and its UK brand Vauxhall have introduced the new Grandland X Hybrid4, which is the brands’ first-ever plug-in hybrid model based on its existing compact crossover.

As a refresher, the Grandland X is a product that emerged from PSA Group’s acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall in 2017. The crossover utilises the EMP2 platform and is closely related to the second-generation Peugeot 3008, which is also offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain (known as the 3008 GT Hybrid4).

In terms of specifications, the Grandland X Hybrid4 is nearly identical to the 3008 GT Hybrid4, and is powered by a Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 200 PS.

The electric drive system consists of two 109 PS (80 kW) electric motors, with one of them being coupled to the eight-speed automatic transmission at the front. Meanwhile, the second electric motor is bundled with an inverter and differential at the rear axle to provide all-wheel drive. Put together, the total system output is rated at up to 300 PS.

These motors draw power from a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery placed under the rear seats, which can be recharged using the car’s regenerative braking system. With the “Regeneration on Demand” mode activated, maximum energy recuperation allows drivers to effectively drive the car via the accelerator (one pedal driving).

A quicker means of recharging is by using the 3.3 kW onboard charger, which can be upgraded to a more substantial 6.6 kW version as a cost option. With a 7.4 kW wallbox, it’ll take just under two hours to fully charge the battery.

When full, the battery is capable of providing a range of up to 50 km (WLTP cycle) when running in pure electric mode. Preliminary WLTP combined fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures are marked at 2.2 l/100 km and 49 g/km.

Opel Grandland X Hybrid4

Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4