The Frontera is to stage a comeback when Vauxhall launches its all-new battery-electric SUV model later this year.
Production of the Frontera 4×4 ceased in 2003 and the model was replaced with a compact SUV sourced from its South Korean subsidiary GM Daewoo.
James Taylor, managing director, Vauxhall, said: “The name ‘Frontera’ is ideally suited to our exciting new SUV model. It will have a confident character and be positioned right in the core of the market.”
He said the new Vauxhall Frontera space and versatility will be affordable and will appeal to customers with an active lifestyle and families alike.
The new battery-electric variant along with the launch of the all-electric version of the next generation Grandland which also makes its debut this year, means that Vauxhall will offer at least one fully electric version across its entire car and van range.
The range of fully electric Vauxhall models available today includes the Corsa Electric, Mokka Electric, Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric, the new Combo Life Electric and Vivaro Life Electric.
In addition, battery-electric versions of the entire commercial vehicle portfolio are available including the New Combo Electric, New Vivaro Electric and New Movano Electric.
Vauxhall said it will reveal the first images of the new Frontera along with more detailed information on the newcomer in the coming weeks.