Vauxhall has revealed the first images and details of its new Mokka, releasing pictures of the electric version that will join petrol and diesel versions of its new small crossover from launch.
The new Mokka will be on UK roads from early next year, with order books opening this summer on all three powertrains, including the electric model that will come with an official rage figure of up to 201 miles.
The new model, which shares underpinnings with sister brand Peugeot’s new 2008, is more compact than the previous Mokka X, measures 1250mm shorter than the previous Mokka, and the 350-litre luggage space is down six litres on the old car, which was taken off sale at the end of last year.
Vauxhall said the styling of its new model as introducing the future brand face, and the Mokka also introduces a new fully digitised cockpit that will be used across other models in the range. Vauxhall described the new dashboard layout as “neither analogue displays nor fancy useless decorative animations”, and the display in front of the driver can be up to 12 inches, depending on vehicle specification.
To help ease of use, Vauxhall has maintained what it called “buttons for essential functions” to prevent the need for delving into sub-menus for too many controls.
“Bold and Pure, this is what Vauxhall’s design of the future will look like,” said Vauxhall Design Vice President, Mark Adams. “The new Mokka shows athletic proportions combined with precisely structured, flowing surfaces.”
Though the petrol and diesel offering is still to be revealed, along with pricing and specification, Vauxhall has confirmed that the electric version’s 50kW battery can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes using a 100kW fast charger, and comes with an eight-year battery warranty.
The Mokka will be Vauxhall’s fourth full electric vehicle, joining the Corsa-e that launched earlier this year, and the forthcoming light commercial and passenger versions of the Vivaro. The Grandland X plug-in hybrid also recently joined the line-up.