Opel Frontera Electric now available to order for €28,990

Opel’s latest compact electric SUV is now available for ordering. One electric version and two mild hybrid gasoline engines are available, with enticing price tags, and a second ‘Long Range’ Electric is on the horizon. There’s space on board for seven people, but not if you go for the Frontera Electric.

If you’re in the market for an affordable (electric) SUV from Stellantis with space for up to seven people, you now have two choices: the Citroën (ë-)C3 Aircross and the Opel Frontera. The German brand has unveiled that its latest offering also has the option of a third row of seating, although only for the gasoline version.

100 or 136 hp mild hybrid

We already knew that the Frontera would be available with a mild hybrid gasoline engine and as a fully electric model, and now we also know which engines are available. On the gasoline side, the 1.2-liter three-cylinder with 48 V electric assistance offers 100 or 136 hp, with an automatic gearbox as standard (the 28 hp electric motor is built into the e-DCS6 transmission).

The new Opel Frontera will offer up to 7 seats, but not as an electric model /Opel

Up to 400 km all-electric

In terms of electric powertrains, the Opel Frontera shares its Smart Car Platform with the Citroën ë-C3 and ë-C3 Aircross and, therefore, also gets the same 44 kWh battery powering a 113 hp motor, which provides around 300 km of WLTP range. A ‘Long Range’ version with a range of 400 km is coming soon, but there are no details yet.

Opel has now opened the order books, and thanks to its cheap platform, the Frontera is much more affordable than even the Opel Mokka. The Frontera will become available with two equipment levels: the Frontera Edition and a more sporty and better-equipped Frontera GS.

The mild hybrid starts at €24,250 in Belgium, or €26,050 for the 136 hp version, while the Frontera Electric has a base price of €28,990. The first deliveries are expected from December 2024, followed by the Hybrid 100 and the 7-seater somewhere in 2025.

Cheaper than a Corsa?

That’s quite an aggressive price for an electric SUV with 450 to 1,600 liters of trunk space, up to 7 seats, and roof rails that can carry up to 240 kg statically, making them useful for roof tent excursions. Even the much smaller Corsa Electric starts at €36,350 in Belgium, although with slightly more range. Will we see a price drop for the rest of the electric range?


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