New Vauxhall Frontera revealed: five things you need to know

May 14, 2024 by

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This is the new Vauxhall Frontera, a replacement for the ageing Crossland small SUV. 

  • Vauxhall Crossland replacement gets all-new design
  • Frontera offers plenty of boot space
  • All-electric and hybrid versions to be offered
  • Latest infotainment tech present and correct
  • Set to be great value for money as well

The new Vauxhall Frontera is here, and it serves as a long overdue replacement for the dated Crossland small SUV. It has an all-new design, and it’ll be sold as a pure EV from launch with parts from the forthcoming Citroen e-C3.

Here’s five things you need to know about the new Vauxhall Frontera.

1) It has an all-new design

The new Vauxhall Frontera has been given a complete styling overhaul compared with the outgoing Crossland, making it look much more modern than that car.

You may recognise the ‘Vizor’ grille from other cars in the Vauxhall range such as the Mokka and Astra, and that gloss black trim is flanked by a pair of sleek LED headlights. It does retain some of the Crossland’s design in the boxy side profile though.

That chunky black cladding around the bottom of the car helps give the Frontera a slightly more rugged appearance, something which is added to by the standard-fit roof bars. Those roof bars are functional as well, which leads us on to…

2) It’ll be available as a seven-seater

It may be a small SUV designed to take on cars such as the Nissan Juke and Volkswagen T-Cross, but the new Vauxhall Frontera offers a massive boot, and it’ll even be offered with seven seats in the future.

With the seats up you get 460 litres of luggage capacity. For comparison, that’s five litres more than you get in the T-Cross, and it’s a whopping 38 litres more than the Juke has to offer. Fold the back seats down and you get 1,600 litres of space, trumping both the VW and the Nissan by around 300 litres.

The amount of cargo space on offer will be reduced in the seven seat version, however this is one of the only cars in its class to offer a third row, with the only notable exception being the Mercedes GLB.

3) You’ll be able to get electric and hybrid versions

You’ll be able to get the Frontera as a pure EV, something which isn’t currently offered with the Crossland. It’s almost certainly going to share parts with the forthcoming Citroen e-C3.

While nothing is confirmed just yet, you can expect to see the same 113hp electric motor as the Citroen, powering the front wheels. Vauxhall has confirmed the new Frontera’s driving range though, with one version which will do 186 miles and another which can manage 248 miles on a charge. This puts it roughly in line with the Citroen e-C3.

Those who aren’t ready to jump on the EV bandwagon just yet will be able to choose a petrol hybrid version of the Frontera. Vauxhall is remaining tight-lipped on what’s under the bonnet for now, but don’t be shocked if you find the same 1.2-litre 136hp unit as the Peugeot 2008.

4) You get Vauxhall’s latest infotainment system

In addition to the revamped exterior design, the Frontera’s interior is also all-new. It shares a few design touches with other Vauxhall models, the most notable being the dual displays sat proudly atop the dashboard.

You get two 10.0-inch screens, a central touchscreen for your infotainment and another display in front of the driver. If you prefer to use your phone, there is the option of a “smartphone station”. This allows you to pair your phone to the car via an app and use it to control the car’s functions, it even works with the steering wheel buttons.

5) It’ll be available to order later this year

While an official date is yet to be confirmed, the new Vauxhall Frontera will go on sale in 2024. Keep an eye on this page in the coming months to keep up to date.

As for price, Vauxhall’s website promises that the Frontera will be offered at an “attractive price point”. The Citroen e-C3 will cost less than £23,000, so this larger SUV using the same parts could cost around £25,000.

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