The Opel Grandland X indeed has French roots, but we know that it also has taken some German lessons, especially now that Opel is positioned underneath PSA’s umbrella. Without a surprise, people from Rüsselsheim had just made an announcement regarding this.
Grandland X will now be powered by a 1.5 liter four cylinder turbodiesel that can be ordered from Peugeot 3008-based Grandland X, giving an output of 130 horsepower (96 kilowatts) and a maximum torque of 300 Newton metres (221 pound feet) which can be accessed from 1,750 rpm.
This engine could be paired with either of the two transmissions: a standard six speed manual transmission, that lets it burn 4.1 to 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle, or an eight speed automatic transmission that burns a little less, at 3.9 to 4.0 liters for every 100 kilometers. The PSA-sourced mill now replaces the former 1.6 liter diesel, which offered less power (120 horsepower / 88 kilowatts), and used up more fuel (by 4 percent) too.
As we know, the new engine will join the more powerful and larger 177 horsepower (133 kilowatts) 2.0 liter in the diesel lineup of the Grandland X. Both engines will then be meeting the Euro 6d TEMP standard, which is soon going to be mandatory for all cars that will be registered beginning in September 2019. That means that the Grandland X is already ahead of its rivals.
If efficiency is at the top of your priority list, you might want to wait for the partially electrified Grandland X to arrive by the end of the decade. When this finally goes on sale, the said model will be considered Opel’s first ever plug-in hybrid vehicle.
It is too early for Opel to share details of the Grandland X to us, but we won’t be surprised if it features some pretty advanced elements and have things in common with the powertrain inside the all wheel drive DS7 Crossback E-Tense. Speaking of the DS7 Crossback E-Tense, this model will go on sale early next year, and will be given a turbocharged 1.6 liter gasoline engine that will work with two electric motors. This will have an output of about 300 horsepower, as we know.
Overall, the Opel Grandland X is way ahead of its schedule, with a powertrain that was designed to meet strict future emissions requirements, thanks to any innovative oxidation catalyst / NOx absorber that is paired with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). Again, it will also be featuring its 1.5 liter diesel that already meets future Euro 6d TEMP standard, and is expected to have lower fuel consumption.