SUV with sports suspension, 19-inch wheels and 300 hp.
Opel is expanding its performance-focused electrified range with the Grandland GSe, following the recently introduced Astra GSe.
The new top-of-the-line trim doesn't give this compact SUV any extra power over the standard AWD PHEV drivetrain, which delivers 300 hp (220 kW / 300 hp), but it does bring a sportier suspension setup and minor visual enhancements that set it apart from the rest of the range.
The Grandland GSe also owes its athletic nature to a set of 19-inch wheels inspired by the Manta GSe concept, a new diffuser and a GSe emblem on the tailgate.
A black hood is optional, matching the gloss black details on the emblem, fender vents, mirror housings, roof, spoiler and alloy wheels.
Like the regular facelifted Grandland, the GSe also features LED lights and the signature Opel Visor front fascia.
Inside we find a pair of AGR-certified sports seats upholstered in Alcantara, adding more lateral support without sacrificing comfort.
As already mentioned, the drive system is a plug-in hybrid that combines a 1.6 turbo gasoline engine with two electric motors, which gives a total of 300 hp.
As expected, it is equipped with e-AWD all-wheel drive, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 6.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 235 km/h (135 km/h if driving exclusively on electric drive).
According to the WLTP, the consumption is 1.3 l/100 km, of course provided that you regularly charge the battery.
The GSe signature also indicates some additional modifications. Opel's SUV thus has stiffer springs and shock absorbers with KONI FSD (frequency selective damping) technology, which enables different damping characteristics for handling versus comfort.
The price has not been announced yet, but Opel has announced that the Grandland GSe will arrive on the market soon.