Vauxhall rolls out the next instalment in its ‘sporty’ electrified GSe range with the arrival of the Grandland GSe PHEV with all-wheel drive.
Only last month, Vauxhall revealed their new ‘GSe’ badge for ‘sporty’ electrified Vauxhalls, which we figured meant attaching the badge to Vauxhall EVs and adding a bit more power, tweaked suspension and added butch.
Shortly after Vauxhall announced its new GSe sub-brand they rolled out the first models as the Astra GSe and Astra Sports Tourer GSe with slightly more sporty setup and a bit more power from their PHEV powertrain. So, not an EV and not particularly powerful.
Now it’s time to expand the GSe offerings further – although still not to actual EVs – with the new Vauxhall Grandland GSe PHEV.
The Grandland GSe has a 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to a pair of electric motors delivering e-four-wheel drive and producing 296bhp – the same as the Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 did when it arrived in 2019 – for a 0-62mph of 6.1 seconds and top speed of 146mph (and up to 84mph on just the electric motors).
The Grandland GSe comes with tweaked suspension for a better balance between sport and comfort, and the same sort of visual tweaks – GSe badges, 19″ alloys, Alcantara trim and unique rear diffuser – as the Astra GSes.
The new Vauxhall Grnadland GSe will go on sale early in the New Year with first customer cars due by the spring. No prices yet.