Published on May 28th, 2024 | by Subhash Nair


Opel Frontera Gets Its GLOW UP. Will It Come To Malaysia?

The Opel Frontera name returns this time with Stellantis underpinnings.

Many Malaysians will remember the Opel Frontera SUV from the 1990s and some may even still be driving one today. This was a handsome, rugged off-roader which was actually engineered by Isuzu and went to spawn the MU-X that we got for a short time. The new Opel Frontera is a completely different beast.

Opel Frontera rear

The 2024 Opel Frontera will be based on the Stellantis Small Car Platform that underpins the Citroen C3 Aircross. It will be built in the Trnava factory in Slovakia and offered as a petrol hybrid and battery electric vehicle. There is a very small chance it will arrive in time to take advantage of the current full excise duty and import tax exemption on electric vehicles.

Our guess is that Stellantis Malaysia will need more time to consider if Opel is a brand worth reviving in Malaysia. The older generation certainly have fond memories of Opel cars here but everyone below the age of 30 has probably forgotten that they used to have a presence here. Here are some details on the car to get you enticed.

2024 Opel Frontera Features

Design and Interior

  • Bold and rugged exterior design with an upright front silhouette and the new Opel “Blitz” emblem.
  • Modern and spacious interior with a fully digital Pure Panel cockpit and Multimedia infotainment system.
  • Innovative features like an optional smartphone station and the patented Intelli-Seat for enhanced comfort.

Practicality and Versatility

  • Spacious luggage capacity of 460 liters (rear seats up) and up to 1,600 liters (rear seats folded).
  • 60:40 split rear bench, second load floor, and optional roof rails for added versatility.
  • Smart solutions like wireless charging, USB ports, and storage spaces for devices and daily items.
  • 7-seat model planned

Powertrains and Efficiency

  • Available as a hybrid with 48-volt technology (74 kW or 100 kW gasoline engines) or fully electric.
  • Hybrid version starts around €24,000, and the electric version around €29,000 (€29,000 for long-range variant).
  • The electric model has a range of over 300 km (WLTP) or up to 400 km for the long-range version.
  • Optimized chassis setup for a high level of driving pleasure, even at high speeds.

Trims and Equipment

  • Two trim levels: Frontera and Frontera GS (with features like a 10-inch touchscreen and rear-view camera).
  • Customers can further customize with optional packages.

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