The Grandland X is currently Vauxhall’s largest SUV, and has been on sale since the end of 2017 with petrol and diesel engines. This new Hybrid4 version becomes the new range-topping Grandland X, with prices starting from £35,590.
The powertrain combines a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors and a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery to produce 296bhp. The placing of the electric motors at each axle also allow the Grandland X to be four-wheel-drive as standard.
All cars come with a 3.3kW on-board charger, but an optional 7.4kW one is available too. Vauxhall is promising an impressive 32-mile range on electric power alone, along with a claimed fuel economy figure of 176.5mpg. Ultra-low CO2 emissions of 36g/km will also equate to significant savings in company car tax – up to £145 per month less next to the equivalent model.
The hybrid features a revised satellite navigation system with charging information and chargepoint locators, along with regenerative braking. This can help increase the electric range by another 10 per cent.
The new PHEV is offered in four trim levels – Business Edition Nav Premium (£35,590), SRi Nav (£40,300), Elite Nav (£42,200) and range-topping Ultimate Nav (from £45,450).See Available Grandland X deals
Order books are now open for the Grandland X Hybrid4, with first deliveries expected in January.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 will be one of the first electrified models to come from Vauxhall as part of its push towards producing more EVs and hybrids. At the start of next year, the new Corsa-e EV will arrive in showrooms at the start of next year, followed by fully-electric versions of the Vivaro and next generation Mokka X.