Vauxhall Frontera 2024: Prices, specs and release date

  • New Vauxhall Frontera replaces the Vauxhall Crossland
  • Will be offered in both petrol and electric guise
  • Extra-spacious interior and extra-comfortable seats
  • Arrives later this year with prices from around £23,000

The new Vauxhall Frontera marks the return of another name from the British brand’s past – only this time round, it’s not a rough-and-tough 4x4, but a more fuel-efficient small SUV.

The new Vauxhall Frontera will replace the Vauxhall Crossland later this year. It will be offered both with a petrol engine and a pure electric setup.

Derived from the same base as the new Citroen e-C3, the new Vauxhall Frontera is intended to be both more affordable than the Vauxhall Mokka and Vauxhall Mokka Electric plus more spacious.

The new Vauxhall Frontera will be an interesting new alternative to models such as the Volkswagen T-Cross, impressive Toyota Yaris Cross and value-priced MG ZS EV.

2024 Vauxhall Frontera prices and release date

The new Vauxhall Frontera will be fully revealed later this year. It will open for ordering towards the end of 2024, for deliveries in early 2025.

The new Vauxhall Frontera will be more affordable than the Vauxhall Mokka. Prices are likely to start from around £22,500, and even the Vauxhall Frontera Electric may cost from around £25,000.

2024 Vauxhall Frontera styling, interior and technology

The new Vauxhall Frontera has a rugged appearance with an upright front and distinct two-box profile. The aim is to differentiate it from the sportier-looking Vauxhall Mokka and also liberate maximum interior space.

At the front, the new Vauxhall Frontera uses the distinctive Vauxhall ‘vizor’ grille. This black panel setup blends the LED headlights into a gloss black grille.

The new Vauxhall Frontera has blocky and pronounced wheelarches plus a distinctive central pillar that will be available in contrast black paint. At the rear, there’s a wraparound look to the rear screen plus distinctive split tail lights.

Inside, the new Vauxhall Frontera has the same dual-screen ‘Pure Panel’ cockpit as the Vauxhall Mokka with dual 10.0-inch screens. The central touchscreen has with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The new Vauxhall Frontera also has a row of physical buttons below the centre screen, which should make it easier to use. There are proper buttons on the steering wheel too – which has a squared-off design so it’s easier to get in and out of.

The new Vauxhall Frontera promises great seat comfort from its patented 'Intelli-Seat' front chairs. These have a slot to relieve pressure on the tailbone, promising long-distance comfort. They should give a high, commanding driving position.

Features include a wireless phone charger that’s cooled, to stop devices from overheating. There’s also a flexible strap in the centre console to hold larger devices such as tablets.

There are lots of cubbies and stowage slots within the new Vauxhall Frontera – which are rubber-lined to prevent rattling and sliding. There are also smartphone pockets integrated into the backrests of the front seats.

The new Vauxhall Frontera should be spacious inside, with better room in the rear than the Vauxhall Mokka. It will also have a large 460-litre boot even with the rear seats up, which expands to 1600 litres with them folded flat.

The new Vauxhall Frontera will also take a special roof rack that can, via the optional functional roof rails, hold more than 200kg.

2024 Vauxhall Frontera engines, performance and fuel economy

The new Vauxhall Frontera will be based on the flexible new ‘Smart Car’ platform from parent company Stellantis. It will also be used by the new Citroen C3 and Citroen e-C3.

Those who aren’t ready to go fully electric just yet will be pleased to hear the new Vauxhall Frontera will offer a petrol engine alongside the new Vauxhall Frontera Electric EV.

The new Vauxhall Frontera will use a 48-volt mild hybrid petrol engine, likely to be the 1.2-litre turbo three-cylinder engine also used by the latest Vauxhall Corsa. It may be available with both manual and automatic gearboxes while the mild hybrid tech should mean it easily averages more than 50mpg.

Meanwhile, the new Vauxhall Frontera Electric is likely to use a 44kWh battery, giving a range of around 200 miles. Full figures will be revealed nearer to its launch.

When was the first Vauxhall Frontera launched?

The original Vauxhall Frontera was introduced in the UK back in 1991. Surprisingly, it lasted until 2004. It was derived from a Japanese-market Isuzu, the MU.

The new Vauxhall Frontera is likely to purely be offered in front-wheel drive guise. The original model didn’t have permanent four-wheel drive, either – it was a switchable setup that saw it normally run in rear-wheel drive guise.

Is the new Vauxhall Frontera electric?

The new Vauxhall Frontera will be available with a mild hybrid petrol engine, and there will also be a new Vauxhall Frontera Electric EV version.