Stellantis' New Subcompact SUV Makes Public Debut, Say Hello to the 2024 Opel Frontera

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A little over a month after its public debut, the all-new 2024 Opel Frontera (Vauxhall in the UK) just made its first appearance in public. Attended by several executives and journalists from all over the world, the premiere was hosted in Istanbul, Turkey, and the company has also released the preliminary pricing information.
That said, Opel estimates that the 2024 Frontera will kick off from around €24,000 (equal to $25,880) in Germany when it comes to the hybrid variant, whereas the battery-electric model is estimated to start at roughly €29,000 ($31,270). Its predecessor, the Crossland, was available from €29,450 ($31,760). The new model slots between the Mokka and the Grandland, which start at €26,550 ($28,630) and €32,630 ($35,185), respectively.

Customers interested in the hybrid variant will get a 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline unit assisted by an electric motor. The latter generates 28 hp (28 ps/21 kW), and the former is good for 99 hp (100 ps/74 kW). The thrust goes to the front wheels exclusively through a dual-clutch transmission with six forward gears. A punchier partially-electrified variant will also be available, with a 134 hp (136 ps/100 kW) 1.2L motor and the same electric unit.

2024 Opel Frontera
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The battery-electric version's specifications, aptly named the Opel Frontera Electric, have yet to be disclosed. Nevertheless, chances are it might feature the same 54 kWh battery and 154 hp (156 ps/115 kW) combo as other zero-emission models in Stellantis' portfolio, though it's worth noting that there are less powerful variants in some of its platform-sharing siblings, too. The automaker promises a WLTP range of over 186 miles (300 km) and around 250 miles (400 km) when it comes to the long-range model.

Opel says its new subcompact crossover will be available in the Frontera and Frontera GS trim levels. The base variant promises extensive equipment, with the superior one adding stuff such as a 10-inch touchscreen display, a reversing camera, and others. Moreover, the company will also release two optional packages for additional customization. The model has 450 liters (15.9 cu-ft) of cargo area, or 1,600 liters (56.5 cu-ft), with the rear seats folded down. It will also get optional roof rails for increased hauling and even a roof tent.

The 2024 Opel Frontera is based on the Smart Car Platform. Other vehicles in Stellantis' portfolio that use this architecture are the C3 and C3 Aircross. The next-generation Fiat Panda, as well as an upcoming pickup and a future crossover from the same Italian car brand, will also utilize this construction. Full details about it, including the equipment list, pricing of every trim level, and the specifications of the EV, should be released in the coming weeks. Do you wish Stellantis would bring the Frontera to our market with different emblems on its body?
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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