Vauxhall to bring PHEV tech to Grandland X

Vauxhall has announced that the Grandland X will be the company's first PHEV since the Ampera. The family-sized SUV is set to use electric powertrain technology from new parent company PSA Group.

Details are light, but the DS 7 Crossback has previously been confirmed as set to offer a PHEV option, and it is expected that the Grandland X will use a similar system to that fitted in the DS Automobiles SUV. That should allow for an electric range closer to 40 miles than 30.

Opel boss Michael Lohscheller said at its Frankfurt launch: "Our new Grandland X as plug-in hybrid is the next big example of the opportunities that await us as a member of the PSA group. We will follow this path closely."

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:12th Sep 2017

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