Currently reading: Vauxhall adds hybrid option to Mokka range for £25,320
Brand's entire line-up can now be bought with pure-EV, electrified or combustion powertrains

Vauxhall has added a hybrid powertrain to its Mokka line-up, meaning the brand’s entire stable now offers pure-electric, electrified and combustion power. 

The Mokka Hybrid’s 134bhp 48V system, which it shares with the smaller Vauxhall Corsa, is built around a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine supplemented by a 28bhp permanent magnet synchronous motor. 

The powertrain’s 0.89kWh lithium ion battery allows for around half a mile of electric-only driving when travelling at less than 18mph. It is mounted under the front passenger seat for better rear space and can be recharged under braking. 

Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox specific to the hybrid model.

Vauxhall claims the hybrid system can achieve fuel consumption as high as 57.6mpg. The range’s most efficient existing model, with a 100bhp three-pot, can hit 46.3mpg.

Key to this figure is the Miller-cycle engine, which uses a variable-geometry turbocharger and means its output is optimised based on the load of the engine.

The addition of the front axle-mounted electric motor also means the Volkswagen T-Cross rival is 0.1sec quicker to 62mph than its 130bhp pure-petrol sibling, at 9.1sec.

The hybrid powertrain can be optioned across the Mokka range, starting from £25,320 with the entry Griffin trim, rising to £30,810 in GS spec and topping out at £34,115 in Ultimate guise. The pure-petrol Mokka starts at £21,555 and the EV at £29,495.

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