The radically restyled crossover is based on the PSA Group’s Common Modular Platform (CMP), which can accommodate both combustion and electric powertrains, and will be available with the same choice of three engines - two petrol and one diesel - as its Peugeot 2008 sibling.
The Mokka-e uses the same 134bhp motor and 50kWh battery as the e-2008. It promises a 201-mile WLTP range and offers 100kW DC rapid-charging to replenish 80% battery capacity in half an hour. It can also accept single-phase and 11kW three-phase charging. It will be offered in SE Nav Premium trim in the UK, with the £30,840 price including the government's plug-in car grant.
The entry-level petrol option, a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine, produces 99bhp and 151lb ft. Paired exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox, it manages between 49.6 and 51.4mpg on the WLTP cycle, while emitting 124-128g/km of CO2, according to preliminary figures.
The more potent petrol option, using the same 1.2-litre block, pushes out 134bhp and 170lb ft for a 0-62mph time of 9.2sec – 1.8sec faster than the base motor. It can be optionally specified with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and achieves between 50.4 and 51.4mpg while emitting 123-126g/km of CO2.
Both petrol engines are said to offer “high efficiency and lively performance”, courtesy of their low-friction design and quick-reacting turbocharger, which boosts torque from low revs.
The Mokka also receives a 1.5-litre diesel option with 109bhp and 184lb ft. This is available with the six-speed manual gearbox and manages 62.8-65.7mpg while emitting 114-117g/km.
Entry-level SE models feature 16in allow wheels, a 7.0in infotainment touchscreen, LED lights, automatic emergency braking and forward collision alert. SRi trim adds 18in wheels, a black roof, tinted windows, cruise control and heated seats, while SRi Nav Premium adds sat-nav, a 10.0in touchscreen and a 12.0in digital instrument display.
Elite Nav models sit on 17in wheels and offer rear parking sensors, a 180deg parking camera and access to Vauxhall Connect, while Elite Nav Premium adds front parking sensors among other features.