Grandland X Gets New 1.5-Litre Diesel Powertrain
Vauxhall has added an all-new Euro 6.2-compliant 1.5-litre Turbo D (130PS) powertrain to its Grandland X SUV range. Models with the new powertrain can be ordered now, with first deliveries in July 2018.
In SE trim, the powertrain achieves CO2 emissions from 108g/km and combined fuel economy of 68.9mpg when paired with the six-speed manual transmission.
The powertrain is also available with a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which features an optimised torque converter to improve gear-shift smoothness and reduce idling vibrations. Quick shift technology offers one of the best shifting speeds on the market, while also featuring a manual shifting mode.
The engine’s performance can compete with many top-of-the-range 2.0-litre engines with 130PS, which is a gain of 10PS compared to the outgoing 1.6-litre (120PS) unit.
The engine provides an improved driving response, maintained even at higher speeds thanks to the new four-valve cylinder head, for a driving feel closer to that of a petrol engine. It also features an effective emissions-reduction system, not only meeting strict environmental requirements, but also effectively treating NOx, which helps improve fuel economy.
“The high-tech design of the new 1.5-litre diesel in the Vauxhall Grandland X enables customers to combine the fun of a compact SUV with the powerful performance and low emissions of an advanced diesel engine,” said Ian Mitchell, Vauxhall’s Grandland X Brand Manager.
The new engine will be available from £24,190 on-the-road for the SE model. The 1.5-litre diesel’s fuel consumption is: urban 60.1-64.2 mpg, extra-urban 70.6-74.3 mpg, combined 67.3-68.9 mpg and 108-110g/km CO2.