Vauxhall reveals electrified version of New Grandland GSe

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Vauxhall’s performance electrified version of the Grandland Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale in the UK towards the start of 2023 with customer deliveries scheduled from Spring 2023, as part of Vauxhall’s new GSe electrified performance sub-brand.

The New Grandland GSe combines a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with two electric motors – one on each axle – for a combined power output of up to 300PS, with a provisional WLTP combined fuel consumption of 217.3mpg, and CO2 emissions of 31-29 g/km. The plug-in hybrid powertrain makes the Grandland GSe a permanent electric all-wheel-drive vehicle.  0-62mph takes just 6.1 seconds, while top speed is 146mph (234 km/h) or 84mph (135 km/h) in electric mode.

It features a unique suspension set-up and steering calibration. With MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link axle at the rear, the New Grandland GSe is fitted with firmer springs and dampers with KONI FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) technology, which enables different damping characteristics.

The Grandland’s exterior features 19-inch alloy wheels a unique rear diffuser; and a GSe emblem on the tailgate.  Inside, the new Alcantara®-trimmed front sports seats have been certified by AGR.

“Following the reveal of the All-New Astra GSe and All-New Astra Sports Tourer GSe, the New Grandland GSe Plug-in Hybrid is a fantastic addition to our new electrified performance sub-brand, as we work towards offering a fully electric vehicle line-up by 2028,” said James Taylor, managing director at Vauxhall, adding, “With sharper styling, improved handling and an electrified powertrain delivering responsible performance, the New Grandland GSe will offer greater driving pleasure while maintaining the versatility the Grandland is known for.”

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