Vauxhall has revealed the first images of the new Frontera. The fun and spacious new SUV will be available as a battery-electric variant from launch, with customers also able to opt for variants with 48-volt hybrid technology.

James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “With its combination of rugged design, spaciousness, clever solutions and efficient powertrains, our new Vauxhall Frontera will appeal to a wide range of customers who want to stand out from the crowd. It is ideally suited to the urban and sub-urban environment with a fully electric version available from launch.”

The new Frontera impresses at first sight with its rugged interpretation of Vauxhall’s bold and pure design philosophy. The upright front silhouette and the unique front proportions of the new Frontera combine a functional and spacious cabin volume with a very bold and tough, but modern and expressive look. The black Vizor gives the front of the Frontera a unique identity and seamlessly integrates the Eco LED headlamps with automatic high beam, and the central Vauxhall griffin logo. The Vizor is supported by a trapezoidal cooling opening in the lower third and emphasises the solid and robust stance of the car.

The well-known Vauxhall wing lighting signature shines in a modern interpretation with three lighting blocks being separated by body-coloured insets. The side view reveals a distinctive C-pillar, which visually splits the spacious cabin. Elsewhere, the pronounced wheel arches plant the car firmly on the road while also giving the Frontera a solid and modern look.

Intelli-Seat: Smart solutions for connectivity and comfort

The modern look and feel continues in the interior where clever design meets practicality. Wide horizontal decors on the instrument panel and doors visually widen the already airy cabin. Furthermore, the fully digital Pure Panel cockpit with two 10-inch displays and Multimedia infotainment system awaits occupants and is just as eye-catching as the bold and elegant new steering wheel. Vauxhall consistently follows the philosophy of maximum comfort with minimum distraction, with a clean, detoxed user experience to avoid any form of digital stress.

Vauxhall is once again bringing seating innovations to a wide range of customers in the new Frontera. The patented Intelli-Seat feature in the front seats – a slot that relieves the pressure on the tailbone – ensures outstanding comfort even during long journeys. In addition, the seats are not only richly crafted and sculpted but are also eye-catching thanks to the contrast stitching. The seat fabrics are also available in a fully sustainable recycled material.

The fun factor of the Frontera is further increased by a string of smart solutions. For example, charging mobile devices is easier than ever before with a cooled wireless charger and two USB ports available in the front and a further two USB ports available in the second row. Larger devices that would normally not fit into the cabin properly, such as tablets, can be safely stored in the centre console thanks to a flexible strap that holds them in place. Further open storage areas in the cabin can take daily carry-ons with rubber lining preventing rattling and sliding. Second row passengers can take advantage of the integrated smartphone pockets in the backrests of the front seats.

Spacious, efficient and clever: The ideal companion for a sustainable active lifestyle

In addition, the new Frontera impresses with its loading capacity. With the back seats up, it already offers over 460 litres of luggage space in the boot – with the seats folded down, the capacity increases to up to 1,600 litres. Additional versatility is provided by the 60:40 split of the rear bench while a second load floor comes as standard. Furthermore, customers who need to take even more luggage on their journeys or want to take full advantage of the roof load of more than 200kg can choose the optional functional roof rails.

Like all new Vauxhall models, the new Frontera not only impresses with its bold and pure design, but also with its responsible performance. Customers will be able to choose between a fully electric variant and highly efficient engines with 48-volt hybrid technology.

With its expressive new look, its clever and fun solutions along with an easy choice of fully electric or hybrid powertrains, the new Vauxhall Frontera once again shows that the British brand takes its electrification pledge seriously, with the brand set to offer a fully electric version of every model by the end of 2024.