PSA Group's 296bhp all-wheel-drive petrol-electric system added to SUV's powertrain line-up

Vauxhall has revealed its first full plug-in hybrid model, the Grandland X Hybrid4, which will feature a 296bhp petrol-electric powertrain.

The compact SUV will now be offered with a PSA Group-developed PHEV system, which features a 196bhp 1.6-litre Puretech petrol engine mated to two 108bhp electric motors powered by a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery. The front motor is integrated into an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with the second motor on the rear axle giving all-wheel-drive on demand.

The same system is being introduced on other PSA Group SUVs based on the LMP2 platform, including the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4. The powertrain will be rolled out across other models, including the Peugeot 508 and 508 SW, Peugeot 3008 and Citroën C5 Aircross.

The unit will be capable of 31 miles of electric-only running, and Vauxhall says can be charged in less than two hours using a 7.4kWh home wall box. It also features regenerative braking. While performance figures for the Grandland are forthcoming, PSA has previously said the unit emits 49g/km of CO2.

Vauxhall will offer the machine with its Free2Move Service, which will give access to 85,000 charging points across Europe, with a trip planner to find charging stations included within its navigation system. The Grandland X Hybrid4 also features the latest version of the the Vauxhall Connect telematics service.

An on-sale dale and pricing details for the Grandland X Hybrid 4 have yet to be confirmed. The entry level Grandland X costs £22,490.

As part of the PSA Group’s wider electrification plans, Vauxhall will offer electrified versions of its entire product range by 2024, with PHEV powertrains for larger models and fully electric versions of smaller machines. It will launch an electric version of the next-generation Corsa later this year, and has also confirmed full electric versions of the next Vivaro Life MPV, Vivaro van and the next-generation Mokka X SUV.

Our Verdict

Vauxhall Grandland X

The Vauxhall Grandland X is a re-skinned Peugeot 3008 that's too bland and offers too little to stand out in an increasingly competitive market

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While the Grandland X Hybrid 4 is Vauxhall's first mainstream hybrid model, the first generation of the firm's Ampera was offered as a hybrid range-extender. It featured an electric motor as the main powertrain, with a back-up petrol engine that was used once the car's battery had been depleted. The Ampera was later reworked into a full electric model.

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13 May 2019

I like the C5 Aircross, but it loses half its value in the first 2 years so is an expensive lease, long term private buyers would be OK as it eventually levels out but should demand huge up front discounts.

The Grandland is even worse! decreciating a pound per mile in the first couple of years. A Grandland that costs £3K more than an Aircross, after 2 years ends up worth £1K less than even the Citroen!Which may make this a pointless excercise, PHEV's are really the BIK darlings of the fleet market, but for all the low CO2 figures, if the lease is very expensive the total cost of ownership won't be attractive enough to shift any.

13 May 2019

Quite some statements. Works best if you provide the reader with a credible source. No, not VW Webcare. 

The Apprentice wrote:

I like the C5 Aircross, but it loses half its value in the first 2 years so is an expensive lease, long term private buyers would be OK as it eventually levels out but should demand huge up front discounts.

The Grandland is even worse! decreciating a pound per mile in the first couple of years. A Grandland that costs £3K more than an Aircross, after 2 years ends up worth £1K less than even the Citroen!Which may make this a pointless excercise, PHEV's are really the BIK darlings of the fleet market, but for all the low CO2 figures, if the lease is very expensive the total cost of ownership won't be attractive enough to shift any.

Wheelman

13 May 2019
Rick Maverick wrote:

Quite some statements. Works best if you provide the reader with a credible source. No, not VW Webcare. 

The Apprentice wrote:

I like the C5 Aircross, but it loses half its value in the first 2 years so is an expensive lease, long term private buyers would be OK as it eventually levels out but should demand huge up front discounts.

The Grandland is even worse! decreciating a pound per mile in the first couple of years. A Grandland that costs £3K more than an Aircross, after 2 years ends up worth £1K less than even the Citroen!Which may make this a pointless excercise, PHEV's are really the BIK darlings of the fleet market, but for all the low CO2 figures, if the lease is very expensive the total cost of ownership won't be attractive enough to shift any.

Well its not rocket science, go yourself to fleetnews.co.uk - fleet tools - company car tax calculator and put the models in, it will tell you the CO2, list price, current CAP depreciation, life costs, residual value etc. This is the fleet industry trade site, I think its a pretty reputable source! 

Don't know what VW has to do with it, never have and probably never will own a VW.

13 May 2019

Just doesn't sound right or environmental.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

13 May 2019

Also, if the most expensive version is currently around £35.5k the battery option will probably tip it into the £40k bracket. It's not sounding just plain wrong and I thought the DS brand was top end luxury.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

13 May 2019

 So, Vauxhall are going all Tesla, lots of performance in a small-ish SUV, the price will be heavy for what it is, a go fast SUV, is that enough?

Peter Cavellini.

13 May 2019

black bonnet and 300hp wow sound sporty, hey, what, its a vauxhall!!! do i trust it?

#IDONTPROOFREAD

13 May 2019

 Cars with this performance often get into the hands of those who think they can handle it, drive too fast ,and then they discover they’re like most of us, not as skilful as they thought and with dire consequences.

Peter Cavellini.

13 May 2019

Would you say the same about a fast BMW?

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

13 May 2019

Xxxx@, would you drive an an I3 with 300bhp?, no?, why not?, that’s my point....!

Peter Cavellini.

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