Vauxhall has revealed further details about its first plug-in Hybrid, the Grandland X Hybrid4, ahead of its arrival in showrooms next month.
Set to cost from £36,790, the model is powered by a 200hp 1.6-litre petrol engine, and an electric drive system with two electric motors and a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery.
Vauxhall said the combined petrol engine and electric motors produce up to 300hp, and offer a combined fuel consumption of 204mpg under the WLTP testing cycle and emits 34g/km CO2.
The front electric motor is coupled to an electrified eight-speed automatic transmission, while the second motor and differential are integrated into the electrically-powered rear axle, providing all-wheel traction on demand, the firm added.
The model offers four driving modes – electric, hybrid, AWD and Sport. In pure electric mode, the car has a range of 35 miles and in hybrid mode, the car automatically selects the most efficient method of propulsion. When travelling at low speeds, for example, the system switches to electric mode for zero-emission driving, Vauxhall said.
It comes with a 3.7kW on-board charger, with an optional 7.4kW version also available, while Vauxhall said it will also offer devices for fast charging at public stations, as well as wallboxes at home. With a 7.0kW wallbox, the battery can be charged in less than two hours.
The firm has also partnered with BP Chargemaster for Corsa E and Grandland PHEV buyers, including company car drivers, to offer a free six-month membership to the Polar charging network in order to provide “an easy, convenient and reliable means to charge their vehicle away from home.”
In addition, Vauxhall has introduced an‘e-Save’ section to its infotainment system which allows the driver to determine how much battery energy can be reserved to ensure that the vehicle reaches its destination when in a zero-emissions zone, allowing the driver to save six, 12 miles or all of the range.