The new Opel Mokka stands out for its design, wide range of engines and finishes
The second generation of the Opel Mokka, radically renewed in aspects such as design and safety and connectivity technologies, can not only offer 100% electric and emission-free driving, it also has a cutting-edge presence. Opel’s new compact model, which is 4.15 meters long, clearly shows what the designs of the German brand’s range will look like for the future. The new Mokka is the first model to debut the Opel Vizor, the new “face” of the brand, and the Pure Panel, the fully digitized cockpit for the next era. It is also the first model to display its name in the center of the tailgate, below the redesigned brand logo.
The most striking feature on its front is the unmistakable Opel Vizor, which, as in a full-face helmet, has a protective visor that covers the new “face” of the Mokka, seamlessly integrating the grille, LED headlights and the redesigned lightning bolt logo, all in one element. The new model is 12.5 centimeters shorter than its predecessor, despite the fact that its wheelbase is 2 cm longer. The new compact SUV of the German brand stands out for its short overhangs and the imposing presence of this model capable of accommodating five passengers, as well as a 350-liter boot, in just 4.15 meters in length.
Inside, the new Pure Panel dashboard integrates two panoramic screens of up to 10 and 12 inches respectively and focuses on the essentials, in contrast to the usual driving positions overloaded with information and controls. In order to avoid possible distractions for the driver, it has been ensured that the operation of the system is very intuitive. It has buttons to control the most important functions, but without having to navigate through submenus.
Nine seconds to go from 0 to 100
The fully electric Mokka-e model’s motor develops 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 newton-meters of maximum torque available immediately from standstill. It only takes 9.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h, and the record from 0 to 50 km / h in just 3.7 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 150 km / h to preserve the energy stored in the 50 kWh battery and not reduce the range. In addition, the battery offers a range of up to 324 kilometers before it needs to be recharged.
Whether using a conventional charging point, a high-speed one, or a cable for a household plug, the new Mokka-e is ready for all charging options: from single-phase to three-phase at 11 kW. Opel offers a warranty of eight years or 160,000 km for the battery. The driver can choose between three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Sport to achieve a good balance between performance and range. When the Mokka-e needs a recharge, it only takes 30 minutes to charge the battery to 80% of its maximum level at a 100 kW fast charge point. With the new Moves III Plan, with the aid of 7,000 euros for electric vehicles and 5,000 euros for plug-in hybrid versions included in this Government program, added to the contributions and campaigns of the brand, the electric Opel Mokka-e is available from 23,690 euros.
More efficient motor
The combustion engines of the new Mokka are characterized by their high efficiency, thanks in large part to savings of up to 120 kilos compared to the bodywork of the previous generation, which makes it possible to obtain a considerably lower consumption, while offering a much more direct and agile response. In terms of performance, the turbocharger also offers immediate response, with high torque delivery at low engine speeds. In the transmission section, they are available with a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic with shift paddles behind the wheel.
The new Mokka’s gasoline (3-cylinder) and turbodiesel (4-cylinder) engines offer power from 100 hp to 130 hp. The range begins with the 1.2-liter Turbo 100 hp for € 21,097 (discounts and subsidies), combined with a six-speed manual gearbox, which registers an average fuel consumption of 5.5 liters; the maximum speed is 188 km / h and reaches 100 km / hour coming from standstill in just 10.6 seconds.
The interior of the Open Mokka.
The 130 hp 1.2 Turbo GS Line version, with a starting price of 24,630 euros, is associated with the 6-speed manual transmission as well as the 8-speed automatic, with an average fuel consumption of 5.6 liters with manual transmission and 5.9 liters, with automatic transmission. With the 6-speed manual gearbox, it reaches a top speed of 202 km / h, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.1 seconds. The two gasoline engines are joined by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with a six-speed manual transmission, priced from 21,800 euros, which develops a power of 110 hp and a maximum torque of 250 newton-meters. The minimum average consumption is just 5.4 liters. With a top speed of 190 km / h, this diesel engine makes the Mokka accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 10.8 seconds.
All versions of the new Mokka feature state-of-the-art LED lights, from the daytime running lights, with the typical Opel signature, to the headlights and front fog lights. Particularly noteworthy is the fully adaptive IntelliLux LED matrix lighting with a total of 14 diodes, which allows driving at all times with the high beam. To prevent glare from oncoming or overtaking drivers of vehicles, the various LEDs can be switched off within milliseconds to cut the vehicles out of the cone of light so that no one is dazzled.
Also new is the optional adaptive cruise control, which maintains a fixed distance between the Mokka and the vehicle in front thanks to radar sensors and a camera at speeds of between 30 and 180 km / h. Vehicle speed increases or decreases to follow the vehicle in front, but without exceeding the set speed. With automatic gear shifting, the system offers the additional stop / start function that can brake the car to a complete stop and follow the vehicle ahead in traffic jams.
In addition, all versions of the Mokka offer LED headlights and taillights, an electric parking brake and a traffic signal reader as standard. Other high-tech systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Lane Keeping Assist, as well as the 180-degree panoramic rear-view camera are offered as an option.