Opel introduced the brand new all-wheel drive PHEV (plug-in hybrid electrical automobile) model of the Grandland X. Topping Opel’s SUV supply (that additionally includes the Crossland X and the Mokka X), the Grandland X Hybrid4 combines the facility of a 1.6 turbocharged gasoline engine and two electrical motors for a system output of as much as 300hp.
Preliminary WLTP/NEDC gas consumption (weighted, mixed) is 2.2 l/100 km (107 mpg US) with 49 g/km CO2. Deliberate to go on sale inside the subsequent weeks for first deliveries to prospects in early 2020, Opel’s first plug-in hybrid will contribute to the electrification of the German model’s whole product portfolio by 2024.
Additionally it is a part of the carmaker’s technique for assembly future CO2 targets. One other step within the course of, which additionally consists of extremely environment friendly inside combustion engines, would be the introduction of the totally battery electrical model of the next-generation Opel Corsa that goes on sale this 12 months.
The propulsion system of the Grandland X Hybrid4 includes:
A WLTP-certified, Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant 147 kW/200 hp, 1.6-litr†e turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder gasoline engine specifically tailored to the hybrid utility; and
an electrical drive system with two 80 kW/109 hp electrical motors, all-wheel drive and a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The entrance electrical motor is coupled to an electrified eight-speed automated transmission. The second electrical motor, inverter and differential are built-in into the electrically powered rear axle to offer all-wheel traction on demand.
The engine will principally be pushed at medium to excessive automobile speeds, whereas the decrease speeds of transient driving are coated by the electrical element of the powertrain.
The Opel Grandland X Hybrid4 can cowl as much as 50 kilometers in pure electrical mode within the WLTP driving cycle (60 km based on NEDC). Research have proven that in Germany, 80% of all day by day journeys cowl a distance of lower than 50 km, so for these prospects the Grandland X Hybrid4 may probably drive with zero emissions all the time.
With the intention to additional enhance effectivity, the Grandland X Hybrid4 contains a regenerative braking system to recuperate the power produced below braking or deceleration. The motive force can change to “Regeneration on Demand” for optimum power recuperation.
The drag torque of the electrical motor is so excessive that the brake pedal needn’t be utilized to cut back velocity to a full cease in regular visitors. The Grandland X Hybrid4 is thus managed through the accelerator (One Pedal Driving).
To additional leverage the excessive voltage (300 V) electrical system, the Grandland X Hybrid4 is provided with air-conditioning compressor and heater.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 will supply 4 driving modes—electrical, hybrid, AWD and Sport—permitting drivers to tailor the automotive’s traits to their needs or to particular driving situations. For instance, selecting the hybrid mode permits the automotive to robotically choose its best technique of propulsion, with the opportunity of switching to electrical mode for zero-emission driving when reaching a metropolis centre. Choosing AWD mode prompts the electrified rear axle for optimum traction on every kind of roads.
The plug socket for charging the battery through the three.three kW on-board charger (a 6.6 kW model is non-compulsory) is positioned on the alternative aspect of the automobile to the gas filler, whereas the battery is put in below the rear seats in an effort to optimize house within the inside and the trunk.
To make charging much more handy, the Grandland X Hybrid4 will profit from the devoted options for electrified automobiles equipped by Free2Move Providers, the Groupe PSA mobility model. The supply will embody a charging move, giving entry to greater than 85,000 charging factors in Europe, and a visit planner, which proposes the perfect routes based mostly on the automotive’s residual vary and the situation of charging stations alongside the routes. Linked navigation through the Navi 5.zero IntelliLink infotainment system takes care of discovering the routes and the steerage to the chosen charging station.
The Grandland X Hybrid4 may even supply the brand new Opel Join telematics service. Features reminiscent of Dwell Navigation with real-time visitors data, checking key automobile knowledge through an app, direct reference to roadside help and emergency name, give the motive force and passengers further peace of thoughts. Assist could be reached inside seconds through the crimson button. If the seatbelt tensioners or the airbags are deployed, the emergency name is activated robotically.
The brand new Grandland X Hybrid4 belongs to the vanguard of Opel’s next-generation in electrified automobiles. Whereas the Ampera-e stays on sale in chosen markets, the producer will globally launch inside 20 months the brand new Corsa, the brand new Zafira Life MPV, the brand new Vivaro LCV and the successor of the Mokka X – every of which can function a completely battery electrical model.