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Next-generation small SUV will offer petrol engines and an electric powertrain; an electric Vivaro van is on the way, too

The next-generation Vauxhall Mokka X small SUV, due to go into production in 2020, will offer an electric powertrain.

The move is part of the PSA Group’s plans to accelerate the electrification of the Vauxhall and Opel ranges, including a plug-in hybrid or electric version of every model. That includes a battery-electric version of the next Vivaro van, which is also due in 2020.

No further details have been released on the next-generation Mokka X, which will also be offered with petrol engines, but it will be based on the PSA Group’s new common modular platform (CMP) architecture for small cars and compact SUVs. The first car launched using that platform is the DS 3 Crossback, and it will also underpin the next-generation Peugeot 208 and Vauxhall Corsa small hatchbacks.

PSA Group has developed an eCMP variant of the platform to accomodate a full electric powertrain, and is also developing a number of electrified powertrain systems. It has been designed around an EV powertrain that features a 50kWh lithium ion battery and 6.6kw on-board charger that powers a 134bhp electric motor with a top speed of 93mph and a range of between 186 and 218 miles on the WLTP test cycle.

That powertrain will first be seen on the 3 Crossback next year, with future eCMP models, including the Mokka X, following. 

The Vivaro EV will be part of PSA Group's plan to expand its range of zero emission commercial vehicles, which will include electric versions of the Vauxhall Combo, Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner. No powertrain or range details for the Vivaro have been given, but it is likely to hold appeal for use in urban areas that have low-emissions zones in force, such as London.

The electrification of the Vauxhall range will ramp up next year with the eCorsa, an electric version of the new Corsa, and a plug-in hybrid version of the Grandland X SUV. Both will go on sale in the first half of next year.

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simonali 6 December 2018

Probably because it's the

Probably because it's the most popular of the three. I've seen a few Grandlands about but the Crossland X is like unicorn farts round here. That's the one that needs to be dropped.


The Mokka is no looker at the moment but here's hoping the next one doesn't turn out looking like that gargoyle of a Citroen...

catnip 6 December 2018

I'm surprised PSA are

I'm surprised PSA are replacing the Mokka at all. Surely there's quite an overlap with the Grandland X, even the Crossland X. Do they really need all three?