After Opel came under the “umbrella” of the alliance Groupe PSA, the brand took a course to expand the lineup. Last year, the Germans introduced their new mid-size crossover Grandland X, which received compact petrol and diesel engines for four cylinders. But as it became known, soon his motor line will expand.
As the press service of Opel reports, soon the crossover will receive a powerful and economical BlueHDI turbo diesel engine from Peugeot 3008 with a volume of 1.5 liters and a payback of 130 horsepower. The torque of the engine reaches 300 Nm. The motor can work either with a six-speed manual, or with an eight-speed automatic transmission EAT8. With a manual transmission, the average fuel consumption with this engine will be 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers in a mixed cycle, with an automatic 3.9-4.0 liter.
Also Opel Grandland X will be offered with a two-liter turbodiesel, which is 177 horsepower.
Both engines, by the way, correspond to the strict Euro 6d-TEMP ecology standard, which will be introduced in European countries next year.
It is also known that Opel Grandland X will receive a hybrid engine, but it will happen in a couple of years. Information on the technical characteristics of this powerplant yet, but nothing prevents the PSA to adapt to the hood of the German crossover hybrid 300-horsepower power plant from the Citroen DS7 Crossback E-Tense, which includes a 4-cylinder turbo engine Prince with capacity of 1.6 and electric motor.
Recall that the Opel Grandland X is built on the basis of the French chassis EMP2, which makes it similar to the crossovers Peugeot and Citroen.
Sales Opel Grandland X in Europe are with varying success. In January, dealers of the German brand sold 5,432 copies of this model, another 4,685 cars were sold in February. For comparison, dealers Peugeot sold 7,552 copies of the crossover 5008 in January and 6,872 copies in February.