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New Opel Grandland X Plug-in-Hybrid With Front-Wheel Drive

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The next electrified Opel is coming. After the all-electric Opel Corsa-e and the four-wheel drive Grandland X plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the elegant SUV is now on sale as a PHEV with front-wheel drive.


The Grandland X is therefore the first Opel available in two hybrid versions: as the all-wheel drive Grandland X Hybrid4 and with front-wheel drive. Prices for the FWD model variant start at €43,440 (RRP including VAT in Germany). The net price important for calculating the granting of subsidies is €36,504.

In order to further improve efficiency, the Grandland X Hybrid features a sophisticated regenerative braking system to recover the energy produced under braking or deceleration.

Attractive price + increased incentives = hybrid accessibility for less than €40,000

In Germany, the highly equipped Opel Grandland X Hybrid Business Edition is available for €43,440 (RRP including VAT). The Grandland X Hybrid is listed as an eligible electric vehicle by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). This would enable buyers to take advantage of the “environmental bonus”. Half of this bonus is granted by the automobile manufacturers and half by a federal subsidy, which is expected to increase from currently €3,000 to €4,500 soon. For the Grandland X Hybrid this would mean that the manufacturer’s subsidy of €2,250 is firstly deducted from the net price (€36,504), leaving €34,254. Next, VAT is added, giving a price of €40,762. Following deduction of the €2,250 state subsidy after invoicing, the total “environmental bonus” then reduces the purchase cost of the Grandland X Hybrid Business Edition from €43,440 incl. VAT to an attractive €38,512. The customer saves almost €5,000.

Grandland X Hybrid drivers in Germany can also benefit from company car taxation for electrified vehicles, i.e. the tax on price and usage is half of that on cars with conventional powertrains.

High-tech hybrid: electric motor and direct-injection petrol turbo engine

The propulsion system of the Grandland X Hybrid consists of a 133kW (180hp), 1.6-litre turbocharged, direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine, an 81kW (110hp) electric motor and a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric motor is coupled to an electrified eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Grandland X Hybrid offers three drive modes – “Electric”, “Hybrid” and “Sport” – allowing drivers to tailor the car’s characteristics to their wishes or to specific driving conditions. For example, choosing “Hybrid” allows the car to automatically select its most efficient method of propulsion, with the possibility of switching to “Electric” for zero-emission driving when reaching a city centre.

The plug socket for charging the battery via the 3.7 kW on-board charger (a 7.4 kW version is optional) is conveniently positioned on the opposite side of the vehicle to the fuel filler, while the battery is installed under the rear seats in order to optimise space in the interior and the boot.

With the new Grandland X Hybrid, Opel’s electrification offensive gains further momentum. The brand’s first electric light commercial vehicle, the Vivaro-e, will arrive in the course of next year. All-electric versions of the Combo Life, Combo Cargo and Zafira Life will follow in 2021. By 2024, all Opel models will be electrified.

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