The Opel Grandland X Hybrid4 is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and two electric motors that provide a system with a total output of 221 kW (300 hp). The electric component has two electric motors located in the front and rear. Power of the front electric module corresponds to 81 kW (110 hp) and rear to 83 kW (113 hp). The electric front wheel transfers its power to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. A second electric motor with a difference is connected to the rear axle. This second electric car makes the Grandland X Hybrid4 a permanent all-wheel drive that provides enough grip. In addition, high torque of electric motors is available as soon as you press the trigger, allowing you to have a good grip on slippery surfaces. The maximum speed of the plug electric motor is 235 km / h.
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With the Grandland X Hybrid4, the driver can choose between four different driving modes according to their wishes or needs:
- In “4WD” mode (4 × 4), the Grandland X Hybrid4 is powered by front and rear wheels.
- The “Sport” mode combines the power of an internal combustion engine with that of an electric motor to provide powerful driving.
- In the “Electric” mode, the Grandland X Hybrid4 is powered by electricity only. Usually, the car is powered by an electric rear motor, supplied by the front motor while the driver demands more power by pushing the shutter. In the event of a crash, the internal combustion engine is temporarily engaged to increase power
- The “Hybrid” status is aimed at improving fuel consumption. The combustion engine and electric motor (s) work together or alternately, depending on the driving conditions and the driving style adopted.
The regenerative brake restores the kinetic energy during the slowing down that would be emitted as heat. The customer can choose between two power recovery modes that convert electric motors into generators. The available electrical energy is restored and stored in a 13.2 kWh battery.