The Grandland X welcomes a new 1.5-liter turbodiesel, which replaces the old 120PS 1.6-liter unit.

The 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit delivers 130PS (128hp) and 300Nm (221lb-ft) of torque through a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed auto.

On average, it burns 68.9-67.3 mpg, and emits 108-110 g/km of CO2. That’s a 4% improvement over the previous powertrain, achieved through the optimization of the combustion system, increased exhaust gas circulation and reduction in displacement and friction.

The new oil burner is equipped with the stop/start technology, and meets the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standards. This means that it won’t be affected by the potential urban diesel bans.

There’s no news on how much the Grandland X will cost with the new diesel engine, but its predecessor was available from €25,500 in Germany.

Besides announcing the debut of the 1.5-liter diesel, a PHEV option for the Grandland X will arrive in 2020.

The vehicle will be their first plug-in hybrid, and will probably use the same powertrain as the upcoming 3008 GT, which is said to debut next year.

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