Vauxhall hasn’t taken the conventional route with their first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle, deciding to give the honour to their largest SUV rather than a hatchback or crossover.
The Grandland X Hybrid is supremely stylish, with a range of bold colours, and its presence is substantial and imposing. It’ll impress the neighbours, that’s for sure.
What’s special about the Hybrid powertrain, then? Well, 300bhp for a start – or 225bhp in the case of the front-wheel-drive version – so when you prod the accelerator pedal, the combination of a 1.6-litre petrol engine and electric motors will have you off the mark like a shot.
That combination means you can plug in to an electric chargepoint if you want maximum frugality, or stop at the petrol station if you want a quick juice-up. Either way, you can expect fuel economy to hit the heights of 200mpg.
The on-board charger is 3.7kW as standard, or 7.4kW as a cost option, meaning you can charge the 13.2kWh battery to full in as little as two hours. That’s good for an electric-only range of 35 miles, which is more than enough for most journeys.
To learn more about the Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid, or to enquire about a test drive, visit your local JCT600 Vauxhall dealership. Alternatively, get in touch using the contact details on your nearest centre’s dealership page, and the team will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry.