Vauxhall has revealed full engine details and more information on the specification of its new Mokka small crossover.
Coming to the UK around the end of this year the Mokka will have a 201-mile electric version, as well as three petrol engines – a 110hp 1.5 diesel and 100hp and 130hp versions of the 1.2-litre turbo petrol, the latter available with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as well as the six-speed manual. Emissions figures sit at 114-117g/km for the diesel, which is RDE2 compliant so avoids the four-BiK band penalty, and from 124g/km and from 123g/km for the two petrol engines.
The new Mokka debuts both Vauxhall’s new “brand face” front-end styling, referred to as the Vauxhall Visor by the brand, and its fully digital Pure Panel cockpit. The new digital touchscreen system integrates a pair of widescreen displays including a 12-inch one in front of the driver and either a 7.0-inch or 10.0-inch navigation screen, depending on spec. Vauxhall also said it has retained essential function controls separate from the touchscreens to prevent drivers having to search through screen sub-menus on the move.
For the first time on the Mokka, which ended production in the previous-generation form last year, the brand will offer a sportier-styled SRi model, with red and gloss black detailing to mark out the model.
“The all-new Vauxhall Mokka is the start of the long awaited new direction for Vauxhall,” said Stephen Norman, Group Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors. “With its bold design that becomes part of the signature look for all future models, the all-new Mokka features everything that will define the Brand from now on. With a choice of a full electric powertrain or a line-up of highly efficient petrol and diesel engines, the all-new Mokka is the new and exciting future for Vauxhall.”
The new car is 125mm shorter than the previous Mokka, which the brand said is to help urban maneuverability, and has a 350-litre boot, which compares with the previous Mokka’s 356 litres. The new car fits more logically beneath Vauxhall’s Crossland X, whereas the previous Mokka X and Crossland X were very close in size. The new Mokka is also up to 120kg lighter than its predecessor.
Vauxhall is making plenty of new technology available on its smallest crossover, although what’s standard or optional is yet to be announced. But adaptive cruise control, wireless phone charging, active lane positioning assistant, IntelliLux LED headlamps and a 180-degree rear parking camera are all available, while every car will feature LED front and rear lamps, traffic sign recognition and electric parking brake as standard.