Vauxhall continues its transition into the electric arena with the new Grandland X all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
With a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine and two electric motors, the Grandland X Hybrid4 arrives with an array of engine options. In the cabin, tailor your drive to one of four modes: Electric, Hybrid, All-Wheel Drive and Sport. In electric mode, the car has a range of up to 35 miles (which can be boosted by up to 10% through the regenerative braking system, which captures kinetic energy and converts it into electricity) and in Hybrid mode it automatically selects the most efficient driving mode to give you a smoother ride.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 comes with a 3.7kW on-board charger, with an optional 7.4kW version also available. Vauxhall also offer devices for fast charging on the go at public stations, and wallboxes up to 7.4kW which can fully charge your car’s battery in under two hours.
Out and about and need to charge? Relax and use your Navi 5.0 Intellilink system to direct you to over 20,000 UK public charging points.
In terms of on-board tech, Vauxhall Connect telematics services allow you to use live navigation featuring real-time traffic information – so no more getting caught in unexpected traffic. The system also allows you to access your important vehicle data via an app.
What’s more, direct connection with roadside assistance through the touch of a button, and the activation of an automatic emergency call if the seatbelt tensioners or airbags are deployed, give you and your passengers even more peace of mind, allowing you to sit back and relax.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 reinforces Vauxhall’s dedication to electrifying its entire product portfolio by 2024. Later this year, the fully battery electric version of the next-generation Corsa will go on sale. This will be followed by the new Vivaro Life MPV, new Vivaro LCV, and the successor to the Mokka X – and all four are set to feature a fully electric version.