Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X FWD – on sale April 2020

Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X FWD – on sale April 2020

Vauxhall has added a front-wheel-drive variant to its Grandland X Hybrid range, joining the Grandland X Hybrid4 and Corsa-e models which are already on sale.

Here, the move to front-wheel-drive means the omission of the rear motor, and the FWD Grandland X Hybrid produces 225 hp and 360 Nm of torque in total system output; this is comprised of a 180 hp 1.6 litre turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine and a 110 hp electric motor. These are channeled to the front driven wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Electric drive in the front-wheel-drive Grandland X is fed by a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, and offers a fully-electric range of 54 km on the WLTP cycle while rated CO2 emissions is 35 g/km on the NEDC cycle; slightly improved figures compared to the Hybrid4 variant. This powertrain configuration propels the Grandland X from 0-96 km/h in 8.6 seconds, and its top speed is rated at 224 km/h.

The front-wheel-drive Grandland X can be recharged via its on-board 3.7 kW charger as standard, or via an optional 7.4 kW charger. Via a Mode 3 charging cable with the 7.4 kW charger, the hybrid battery in the FWD Grandland X can be fully recharged in less than two hours, says Vauxhall.

As with its Hybrid4 AWD twin, the FWD Grandland X is based on the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform and is therefore closely related to the second-generation Peugeot 3008, an exercise in platform-sharing that spawned from PSA’s purchase of Opel and Vauxhall in 2017.

The FWD Vauxhall Grandland X is priced from £32,390 (RM179,756) in the United Kingdom, and is slated to arrive in showrooms in April 2020. The brand continues to further the electrification of its model line with its first electric light commercial vehicle, the Vivaro-e due to arrive next year, and EV versions of the Combo Life, Combo Cargo and Vivaro Life will follow in 2021, joining the Corsa-e and Grandland X Hybrid4. Vauxhall plans for all models on sale to be electrified by 2024.

GALLERY: Opel Grandland X Hybrid4

GALLERY: Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4

GALLERY: Opel Corsa-e

Looking to sell your car? Sell it with Carro.

10% discount when you renew your car insurance

Compare prices between different insurer providers and use the promo code 'PAULTAN10' when you make your payment to save the most on your car insurance renewal compared to other competing services.

Car Insurance

Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Hope some rich business circle consortium can bring back the OPEL brand into Malaysia once again

    Everyone is sick and tired of owning a Jap or a Korean car

    Something more refreshing for local Malaysian car market

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

Add a comment