Opel Grandland X PHEV Announced From Frankfurt: Photos & Videos

1 day ago by Mark Kane 10

Opel has announced from the Frankfurt Motor Show that its new model – the Grandland X, will be available in a plug-in hybrid version in the future.

Opel Grandland X

Unfortunately, the details dried up pretty much there, as no further estimates were given on what the future compact plug-in utility vehicle’s performance or all-electric range might be.

It was however surprising that Opel boss Michael Lohscheller called the upcoming Grandland X PHEV, Opel’s first plug-in hybrid.

And here we thought that Opel already was in the plug-in hybrid business in the past, with the Ampera (a re-badged first generation Chevrolet Volt) – albeit fairly unsuccessfully, selling just over 10,000 copies in ~5 years.

Perhaps the the reason for this thinking is that Opel considers the Grandland X PHEV as its first plug-in hybrid entry is that it is the brand’ss first ‘in-house’ offering – based off the Peugeot 3008.

Semantics aside, here we have some photos and videos with the new model from Germany (in its non plug-in form of course).  Feel free to leave a comment about what range you would like in this kind of utility vehicle to be interested, and of course at what price – as that was the ultimate downfall of the Ampera in Europe for GM.

Opel Grandland X

One can only assume moments before the Opel Grandland X hit this poor 2017 IAA show journalist

Opel Grandland X (non-plug of course)

Opel Grandland X

Opel Grandland X

Opel Grandland X

Opel Grandland X

Opel Grandland X

Opel Grandland X

Opel Grandland X

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Opel Grandland X

Opel Grandland X

Below: Video of the Opel Grandland C’s debut

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10 responses to "Opel Grandland X PHEV Announced From Frankfurt: Photos & Videos"

  1. an_outsider says:

    Is it the same size/platform as the new Equinox?

    1. an_outsider says:

      Never mind, I missed ” based off the Peugeot 3008″ …

  2. seth says:

    What is left of the trunk on the PHEV, it doesn’t show here. We can all remember the focus energi trunk.

    1. ModernMarvelFan says:

      It does show it here.

      It looks pretty good and flat.

      1. seth says:

        No, these are pictures from the normal Grandland X. The article clearly states this.

        “Semantics aside, here we have some photos and videos with the new model from Germany (in its non plug-in form of course). “

  3. Kdawg says:

    Instead of burying the wireless phone charging in a center console pocket, they should make a universal mount that locates the phone on the dash, where most people typically mount their phones.

    1. Bacardi says:

      There are more people running the most current version of iOS than any other operating system…With Apples latest release next week, iOS 11, there’s a built in “Do Not Disturb” prompt while driving…All three new iPhones gained wireless charging…One idea is to get people to put away the distraction and gain the benefit of a slow charge for doing so…

      However overwhelming majority, I’d take a Vegas bet 95% won’t enable the do not disturb function yet it may slowly go down as alternatives such as better infotainment systems improve…

      1. Kdawg says:

        I was thinking for maps/navigation. Even though there’s BT connections to do it w/some cars, many people still use their phones.

  4. ModernMarvelFan says:

    That is one nice looking compact PHEV..

  5. wavelet says:

    Sorry, with zero data on the PHEV version (rough time line for launch, overall range, AER, performance, drivetrain…) it’s a zero-content “announcement” which doesn’t even count as PR, and clearly not news.

    PSA was already on record with some details on their future EV plans (cooperation with Dongfeng, using the EMP2 platform etc.)
    A rebadged Peugeot CUV doesn’t change or add anything.

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