The Opel Mokka has been around for close to 8 years and the German marque is introducing the second generation model that comes with a bold redesign as well as an electric version.
If you remember well, the facelifted model that was introduced in 2016 saw the Mokka gaining the X suffix and it was called the Mokka X. Well, for its 2nd-generation, the new Opel Mokka ditches the X suffix from its name.
The second-generation Mokka sits on the same PSA Group-developed CMP platform as the Peugeot 2008. It’s up to 120kg lighter than the old Mokka, depending on specification, while torsional stiffness is improved by 30%.
The new Opel Mokka comes with a distinct frame around wing-shaped LED running lights and ‘glare-free’ adaptive-beam matrix LED headlights, which are claimed to be a first for the segment.
There is a chrome bar stretching over the side windows visually separates the roof and leads to a rear featuring tail-lights in the same shape as the front running lights.
Speaking of dimensions, it is 12.5cm shorter than the outgoing model and according to Opel, it that makes it super-easy to manoeuvre and park. Its overhangs have been reduced by 61mm at the front and 66mm at the back while the wheelbase has been stretched by 2mm. The width of the car has also been stretched by 10mm.
Space remains the same as the outgoing model at 350 litres.
Inside, lesser trims get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system while top-tier trims get a 10-inch combined with a 12-inch dial display system, The system incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as Opel’s Connect service with live navigation data and emergency call functions.
In terms of powertrains, there are new three-cylinder petrol and four-cylinder diesel engines. However, Opel is yet to announce their detailed specifications.
A new electric model called the Mokka-e is also part of the line-up. Its electric driver corresponds to that of the Corsa-e.
In numbers: 100 kW and 260 Nm maximum torque brings the Mokka-e to the electronically limited top speed of 150 km/h. According to Opel, those who hold the digital speedometer needle in lower regions should be able to expect a range of 322km (WLTP) in normal mode.
Fast charging should make it possible to charge the battery to 80 per cent in half an hour.
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