The Vauxhall Mokka will be offered in a high-spec Tech Line trim to appeal to company car drivers

Vauxhall is steeping up the battle to win company car business for its new Mokka soft-roader with a highly-specced Tech Line trim that promises to cut running costs by hundreds of pounds.

Available on three engines — two petrols and a diesel — Tech Line starts from £15,995 and includes standard stop/start, air con, 18in alloys, Garmin sat nav, connectivity for both Bluetooth and USB, plus digital radio.

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‘Tech Line offers exceptional levels of standard spec, combined with low P11D prices and attractive benefit-in-kind charges,’ claims Vauxhall.

The trim level is up to £2000 cheaper than mid-spec Exclusiv models, which Vauxhall believes will make the Mokka highly-competitive for company car drivers against its key rivals — Nissan’s highly-successful, British-designed-and-built twins, the Qashqai, and its smaller brother, the Juke.

The cheapest 1.6-litre Tech Line’s £15,995 list price undercuts the current cheapest Mokka, the 1.6S by £1k, while the £17,445 1.7CDTi, is £2000 cheaper than the £19,445 Excusiv.

The idea with the pricing is to provide as standard the spec that a company car driver would usually build up with extras, which means the price-plus-options cost that the Revenue uses to calculate the driver’s tax, is kept low.

Vauxhall’s own comparisons suggest a Mokka 17 CDTi Tech Line might be £601 a year cheaper than a Qashqai Acenta 1.5D and £164 cheaper than aJuke Tekna 1.5D. 

Together with better fuel economy figures — 60mpg versus 54mpg for the Qashqai and 57mpg for the Juke — the running cost savings might be as high as £1285 and £441.

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11 June 2012

What awful press release regurgitation.

The P11d price may be ok, but I bet the lease price wont be anywhere near as good as the Qashqai.

11 June 2012

When I first saw the photographs of the original prototype (jacked up Corsa) driving round, I thought there could be so much potential... but I am now so disapointed.

The real news is: GM continues to launch bland models!

Nissan should have nothing to worry about... Keep going Sunderland!

 

11 June 2012

Saw one of these on the road today, was coming of the M25 heading up the M1. LHD model on german plates with disguise. Looked pretty smart to me, not really my kind of car but should be good for those in the market for a chunkier/ taller Corsa.

11 June 2012

Vauxhall instead of doing these disscounted "Tech line" models why don't you just address the silly list prices rather than giving 5K discounts or using vehical profit to pay for 0% finance? Residauls are being hit the hardest by it, making a vauxhall more expensive to run than a similar Audi or BMW? Total madness and Ford are not much better either.......

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