Vauxhall's Grandland Hybrid is now available with front-wheel-drive. Combining a 180hp 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine and a 110hp electric motor to produce a combined output of 225hp. A 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery is used to power the electric motor, the motor is attached to an electrified eight-speed automatic transmission, giving up to 360Nm of torque.
The electric drive only range is up to 34 miles, a regenerative braking system is also in use with energy generated under braking being recovered. The electric motor is used at low to medium speeds and the petrol engine is used mainly for medium to high speeds.
Three drive modes are available on the Grandland X Hybrid; “Electric”, “Hybrid” and “Sport”, each gives a different driving characteristic. “Electric” mode allows for full-electric driving, which is ideal when driving within the city. “Hybrid” hands control over to the car to decide the most efficient use of the petrol engine and electric motor. “Sport” uses both the petrol engine and electric motor to give the best performance possible. The Grandland X Hybrid achieves a 0-60mph time of 8.6 seconds and goes on to a max speed of 140mph.
As standard the Grandland X Hybrid comes with a 3.7 kW onboard charger, with a 7.4 kW version optional. A plug socket is on the opposite side of the car to the fuel filler cap. The battery is fitted under the back seats to save space in the interior and boot. The battery can be fully charged in under two hours when using the Mode 3 cable and the 7.4 kW onboard charger.
The Grandland X Hybrid front-wheel-drive is available to order now with prices starting at £32,390 on-the-road and deliveries expected in April 2020.
Posted 03/01/2020 Back to Blog