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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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid 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 version, which arrives January 2020 and features two electric motors and a 180hp 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, is now being joined by a new front-wheel drive variant.

The new model loses a motor, bringing combined power down from 300hp to 225hp but entry pricing is reduced from £35,950 to £32,390 while 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

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 front-wheel drive Grandland X Hybrid arrives in showrooms in April 2020.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.