Opel has renamed the most powerful Grandland Hybrid4, giving it the new GSe label, following the recently-announced Astra GSe. Power stays the same at 300 hp, but the looks of the Grandland GSe do evolve to suit its sporty badge.
No changes to the drivetrain on this Opel Grandland GSe: it keeps its 300 hp of plug-in hybrid power thanks to a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine and two electric motors, with one driving the rear axle, giving the SUV four-wheel-drive.
Acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/hour takes 6,1 seconds; the top speed reaches 235 km/hour. In fully-electric mode, the range should be about 60 km, according to the WLTP cycle, thanks to its 13,2 kWh battery, with a top speed of 135 km/hour.
No 360 hp version
These figures are all identical to the old Hybrid4 model and remain a bit lower than the most powerful hybrid powertrain from Stellantis: the 360 hp combination found in the DS 7, DS 9, and Peugeot 508 PSE. Even with the new GSe label, Opel should remain a slightly less sporty brand within the Stellantis constellation.
What has changed, however, are the looks of the Grandland GSe. It gets 19-inch alloy wheels inspired by the Manta GSe concept, a diffusor, black exterior accents, and an optional black hood – although that last part was also available previously. Inside, you get Alcantara-trimmed performance seats with AGR certification for their ergonomics.
The driving characteristics of the Grandland GSe should also be a bit more sporty, thanks to Koni’s firmer and adjustable springs and dampers and specific steering calibration. However, this is still a 1,8+ ton SUV, so we wouldn’t expect blistering lap times on the Nordschleife. No word yet on pricing or launch dates.