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Front-wheel drive Grandland X Hybrid brings lower-cost PHEV driving

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Vauxhall has launched a front-wheel drive version of its new Grandland X Hybrid4, offering business drivers a lower-cost route to plug-in hybrid driving.

The front-wheel drive Grandland X Hybrid arrives in showrooms in April

Revealed earlier this year, the Grandland X Hybrid4 marks the brand’s first-ever PHEV and forms part of plans to have an electrified version of Vauxhall model by 2024.

The all-wheel drive ‘Hybrid4’, which arrives January 2020 and features two electric motors and a 200hp 1.6-litre petrol engine, is now being joined by a new front-wheel drive ‘Hybrid’ variant.

The front-wheel drive version uses a 180hp, 1.6-litre turbocharged, direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine and a 110hp electric motor, bringing combined power down from 300hp to 225hp and reducing entry pricing from £36,790 to £32,390. Meanwhile preliminary fuel consumption is up to 192mpg and NEDC Correlated CO2 is down slightly to 35g/km (176.5mpg and 36g/km for the all-wheel drive). And WLTP-rated full electric range rises to 34 miles from 32 miles

As with the Hybrid4 all-wheel drive version, it’s powered by a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, with a 3.7 kW on-board charger provided as standard or an optional 7.4 kW version, which enables it to be fully charged in less than two hours.

The Grandland X Hybrid arrives in showrooms in April 2020.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.