World Premiere of New Opel Frontera

A few weeks ago, Opel released the first images of the new Frontera; today the spacious, comfortable, new compact SUV for outdoor fans and families is celebrating its world premiere.

In Istanbul, Opel CEO Florian Huettl, together with Mark Adams, Vice President Design, and Tobias A. Gubitz, Senior Vice President Product & Pricing, unveiled the new Opel Frontera to an international audience and numerous journalists.

Opel CEO Florian Huettl: “This year we are celebrating 125 years of automobile production at Opel. 125 years in which we have moved forever forward, offering customers innovative, practical and, above all, accessible mobility. The all-new Opel Frontera makes a particularly strong statement in this regard: highly flexible, spacious, and electrified our new SUV will win over new customer groups.”

During the presentation the German brand also announced that the new Opel Frontera will not only have room for five people; it is so spacious that it will also be available as a seven-seater in the future. This makes the new Frontera the ideal car for shuttling the team, friends or the entire family.

In every variant: Robust appearance and many practical features as standard

The striking design of the new Opel Frontera makes it stand out immediately. As the first production model, every variant of the Frontera proudly bears the new Opel Blitz emblem in the centre of the Opel Vizor brand fascia. Prominent wheel arches and sills as well as the eye-catching C-pillar underline the robust character. The modern looks with a focus on the essentials continue seamlessly in the interior. The driver and passengers look at a cockpit with a newly designed steering wheel and two 10-inch widescreens. The Frontera also offers many practical features as standard, including the innovative smartphone station.

Suitability for journeys is a top priority for the new Frontera. At the front, the driver and front passenger can, if desired, sit on the new patented Intelli-Seats with a slot in the middle that relieves pressure on the tailbone. More than 450 litres of luggage can be stored in the boot; with the seats folded down even up to 1,600 litres. And those who want to spend the night outdoors can simply order the new Frontera with optional roof rails and a roof tent with ladder specially designed for the SUV. After arriving at its destination, the Frontera can shoulder up to 240 kilogrammes on its roof.

Focus on the essentials: Two drivetrain concepts, two trims, easy to order

Intuitive, accessible and focused on the essentials: Opel meets these requirements in every respect with the new Frontera – from the choice of drivetrain to the equipment options and the ordering process.

The new Frontera is available either as a hybrid with 48-volt technology or fully electric. The Frontera Hybrid has a 74 kW (100 hp) 1.2-litre gasoline turbo engine developed specifically for hybrid use. This operates in combination with a 21 kW (28 hp) electric motor and an electrified six-speed dual clutch transmission, so that fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are significantly lower compared to a conventionally powered model. In addition, the Frontera Hybrid will also be available with a 100 kW (136 hp) 1.2 turbo engine.

The battery-electric Frontera Electric will have a range of more than 300 kilometres (according to WLTP2).. As a “long range” version, the new Frontera Electric will be able to travel up to around 400 kilometres (WLTP1) without stopping to charge.

The Frontera's equipment trims are equally clearly laid out for customers. The newcomer will be available either as the Frontera or as the Frontera GS. Even the entry-level version is extensively equipped. The GS variant will also have systems such as multimedia infotainment with a 10-inch colour touchscreen and navigation as well as a rear-view camera. Frontera customers can further customise their vehicle with two optional packages.

Opel is also making the purchasing process for the new Frontera clearer and easier. The new Frontera will soon be the first Opel model that can be ordered digitally via a “one-scroll experience”. The product pages are optimised to the size of any mobile device so that users only need to scroll and click. In the future, they will be able to purchase the vehicle completely online from their couch or, in the next step, at their regional dealer.

[1] Provisional range values determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151). The actual range can vary under everyday conditions and depends on various factors, in particular on personal driving style, route characteristics, outside temperature, use of heating and air conditioning and thermal preconditioning..