Opel is kicking off a fresh chapter with the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker unveiling the first pictures of the new Opel Frontera that launches in EV format alongside variants with 48-volt hybrid technology.

Then ew SUV featuring the Blitz essentially replaces the Crossland and appears to be built on a slightly extended version of the Citroën ë-C3.

New Opel Frontera Hybrid or Electric

"With its rugged n, spaciousness, smart features, and efficient drivetrains, our new Opel Frontera will appeal to many customers who want to stand out," says Opel CEO Florian Huettl. "It's perfect for city and suburban life, offering a convenient recharging experience for our customers."

The upright front silhouette and distinctive front proportions combine functionality and spaciousness with a modern, tough look. The Opel ‘Blitz’ emblem takes center stage on the Opel Vizor, giving the front of the Frontera a unique identity.

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Inside, the modern design meets practicality. Horizontal decors on the instrument panel and doors visually expand the airy cabin. The Opel Pure Panel cockpit with two 10-inch displays and Multimedia infotainment system is complemented by a bold new steering wheel.

The newcomer offers smart connectivity and comfort solutions, including an optional smartphone station and patented Intelli-Seat feature for front seats. Charging mobile devices is easier than ever with a cooled wireless charger and multiple USB ports. Storage options abound, with flexible solutions for larger devices and daily essentials.

Interior of the new Opel Frontera

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The new Frontera offers more than 460 litres of luggage space with the back seats up, and up to 1 600 litres with the seats folded down. Customers can also opt for functional roof rails to maximize cargo options.

Opel is keeping Mum about the actual petrol/hybrid option but a good guess would the 1,2-litre turbo-charged PureTech engine currently in the Corsa and Stellantis, Opel’s parent company, has not made any comitmenet about what, or when, for the local market.

Colin Windell