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Silent Traction: Opel Grandland X with Electric All-Wheel Drive

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  • State-of-the-art 4x4: plug-in hybrid Opel SUV with electric all-wheel drive
  • Four drive modes: “Electric”, “Hybrid”, “All-Wheel Drive” and “Sport”
  • Power aplenty: up to 300hp system power output
  • “e-Save”: energy store for later use

 

Rüsselsheim.  Opel has got great news for birdwatchers, foresters, horse-riders, anglers, sailors and co! With the new Opel Grandland X Hybrid4 they can glide silently through the woods, across the paddock or down to the shore, because the elegant SUV features electric all-wheel drive. If the 13.2 kWh battery of the plug-in hybrid is charged and the driver has a light right foot, the Grandland X in “All-Wheel Drive” mode is powered only by its two electric motors. Which is not only quiet, but also highly efficient, as the Grandland X does not need a heavy propeller shaft. Also, the high torque of the electric motors is available right from the first squeeze of the accelerator and delivers optimum traction on loose surfaces.

Plug-in hybrid: the best of both worlds

The first all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid from the German brand combines the best of electric drive and combustion engine – for powerful performance and a useful electric range. A dynamic drive at all times is ensured by the four driving modes “Electric”, “Hybrid”, “All-Wheel Drive” and “Sport”.

The Opel Grandland X Hybrid4 is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine and two electric motors that offer a system power output of 221kW (300hp). According to the WLTP1, fuel consumption (weighted, combined) is 1.4-1.3 l/100km, CO2 emissions 32-29 g/km (NEDC2: 1.6-1.5 l/100 km, 36-34 g/km CO2). The 147kW (200hp) four-cylinder internal combustion engine was specially designed to meet the requirements of the hybrid vehicle. The maximum speed of the Grandland X Hybrid4 is 235km/h.

The electric unit consists of two electric motors at the front and rear axles. The power of the front electric drive corresponds to 81kW (110hp) and that of the rear 83kW (113hp). The front electric motor transfers its power to the front wheels via an electrified eight-speed automatic transmission. The second electric motor and the differential are integrated in the rear axle, which turns the Grandland X Hybrid4 into a permanent all-wheel drive vehicle with optimum traction. Up to 59 kilometres can be driven purely electrically in the WLTP1 driving cycle, (67-69km NEDC2).

Four drive modes: emissions free in town, powerful on the open road

With the Grandland X Hybrid4, drivers can choose between four different driving modes depending on their preferences and requirements:

  • “Hybrid” mode focuses on optimising the vehicle's fuel consumption. Combustion engine and electric motors operate together or alternately, depending on driving conditions and driving style.
  • In “Electric” mode, the Grandland X Hybrid4 is driven purely by electricity. In most cases drive is delivered by the rear electric motor, plus the front motor when the driver demands more power by pressing the accelerator. On kick-down, the combustion engine is temporarily additionally engaged for maximum power. The top speed in pure electric drive is 135km/h.
  • In “All-Wheel Drive” mode, the Grandland X Hybrid4 is driven by the front and rear wheels.
  • The “Sport” mode combines the power of the combustion engine and the electric motor for an especially dynamic driving style. The system power output is equivalent to the peak output of combustion engine plus electric motor power output at a specific moment in time. For example, the Grandland X Hybrid4 with 147kW (200hp) combustion engine and two electric motors (front/rear: 81/83kW) and a single 90kW battery has a system power output of 221kW (300hp).

 

Drive clever, store energy for later: with “e-Save” and regenerative braking

“e-Save” allows protection of the electrical energy stored in the high voltage battery for later use, e.g. for driving in areas restricted to electric vehicles. All or part of the energy stored in the battery can be saved. The function is activated via the colour touchscreen of the infotainment system.

In addition, regenerative braking captures kinetic energy during deceleration that would otherwise be dissipated as heat. The customer can choose from two recuperation modes that turn the electric motors into generators, so that electrical energy can be returned to the battery and stored.

 


[1] The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures mentioned comply with the WLTP homologation (regulation EU 2017/948). From 1 September 2018, new vehicles are type-approved using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which is a new, more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and COemissions. The WLTP fully replaces the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), which was the test procedure used previously. Due to more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions measured under the WLTP are in many cases higher compared to those measured under the NEDC. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures may vary depending on specific equipment, options and format of tires. 

[2] The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures mentioned are determined according to the new World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure WLTP (Regulation EU 2017/948), and the relevant values are translated back into NEDC to allow the comparability with other vehicles. Please contact your dealer for the latest information. The values do not take into account in particular use and driving conditions, equipment or options and may vary depending on the format of tires. 

 

Contact

 

Martin Golka

Group Manager International Product Communications
Tel.: +49 6142/7-55 215
Mobile: +49 151 17 47 39 54
martin.golka@opel.com

Colin Yong
Manager International Product Communications
Tel.: +49 6142/7-69 576
Mobile: +49 151 17 47 3965
colin.yong@opel.com

 

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