New Vauxhall/Opel Manta-E SUV teased: jacked-up EV concept

July 09, 2021 by

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Opel, the European equivalent of Vauxhall, has revealed a new Manta-E concept car – a futuristic electric SUV that could go on sale around 2025.

  • New Opel/Vauxhall Manta-E teased
  • Electric SUV concept
  • Previews production car
  • Will go on sale in 2025
  • Could have up to 500-mile range
  • Likely to cost from around £40,000

Vauxhall could be planning to launch an all-new electric SUV called the Manta-E. This new concept car from Opel (Vauxhall’s European equivalent) shows you what to expect from this ultra-modern alternative to the likes of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 when it arrives around in 2025.

New Vauxhall Manta-E design

The new Manta-E was supposedly inspired by the recent Opel Manta GSe Elektromod concept – a classic Manta coupe that was given an electric-motor transplant (shown below). However, the new Manta-E isn’t a dinky two-door coupe, it’s actually a jacked-up SUV.

This Opel Manta ‘Elektromod’ concept supposedly inspired the new new Manta-E’s name

You can bet that the concept’s vast alloy wheels and ultra-slim windows to be toned-down slightly on production cars, but there’s a strong chance the bold two-tone bodywork could appear on the finished Manta-E. This would certainly help it stand out from the comparatively undramatic Ford Mustang Mach-E.

New Vauxhall Manta-E performance and range

Stellantis – the parent company that owns Vauxhall and Opel – has confirmed it’ll build a new range of electric cars using a set of common components. These will come in Small, Medium and Large sizes.

The new Manta-E could use the Medium platform with a 104kWh battery to deliver around 440 miles of range, or the Large platform with a 118kWh battery to boost this to around 500 miles. Both versions could come with dual motors and all-wheel drive.

Will I be able to buy a Vauxhall Manta-E?

Opel / Vauxhall will sell a range of purely electric cars by 2028

All of Opel and Vauxhall’s cars will come with some form of electric motor (whether in pure-electric form or as hybrids) by 2024, and every car it sells in Europe from 2028 will be purely electric.

Opel has also confirmed that the Manta-E gives you a taste of what to expect from a new production car that it plans to put on sale ‘mid-decade’. You can expect a new electric Opel and Vauxhall Manta-E to appear sometime around 2025. The new car’s price will depend on the exact battery and performance specs, but there’s a chance this new car will cost broadly the same as the likes of the £37,000 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the £41,000 Kia EV6.

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