Vauxhall Frontera: 248-mile range and seven-seat option confirmed

Vauxhall has revealed further details of its new Frontera EV ahead of the car’s launch later this year.

The British brand announced in April that it was reviving the Frontera name for its new budget-friendly compact SUV and has now confirmed that the electric version will come with a choice of two battery sizes, offering up to 248 miles of range.

While Vauxhall didn’t reveal the battery capacities, it did confirm that the long range version will return almost 250 miles on a single charge while the smaller unit will have a maximum range of 186 miles. We’d expect the regular model to use a 44kWh battery set to feature in the Citroen e-C3 Aircross, and the long range model may get the 52kWh unit found in the Mokka.

Vauxhall did say that both batteries will support 100kW DC charging and supply power to a 111bhp motor, just like the Aircross.

The marque also revealed that the Frontera – which sits between the Mokka and Grandland in size – will be offered as a seven-seater in ‘the near future’. It has already promised that the 4.38m Frontera will boast family friendly space and practicality, with a 450-litre boot, expandable to 1,600 litres.

Like every current Vauxhall model, the Frontera will be offered in Design, GS and Ultimate versions when it goes on sale later this year. There’s still no word on pricing but the Frontera is expected to sit beneath the Mokka, which is priced from around £30,000.

James Taylor, managing director of Vauxhall, said: “The New Frontera is our new family-size SUV, offering customers innovative and practical electric mobility at an affordable price.

“Highly flexible with up to seven seats, spacious, and with a choice of hybrid and electric powertrains, we’re confident that Frontera will appeal to new and existing audiences as well as sit very well in our revised SUV line-up in between Mokka and the forthcoming all-new Grandland.”

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.