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23 June 2020

Vauxhall has gone radical with the second generation of its popular Mokka crossover, with a bold redesign and an electric version available from launch.

Shunning the conventional approach of its predecessor, the new Mokka also ditches the X suffix from its name. Its more expressive look is based around Vauxhall’s new Vizor front-end design, which will be rolled out across the rest of the British brand’s range in due course.

The Vizor forms a distinct frame around wing-shaped LED running lights and ‘glare-free’ adaptive-beam matrix LED headlights, which are claimed to be a first for the segment.

A chrome bar stretching over the side windows visually separates the roof and leads to a rear featuring tail-lights in the same shape as the front running lights.

The Mokka is a substantial 12.5cm shorter than before, which is said to make it “super-easy to manoeuvre and park”. That’s entirely down to greatly reduced overhangs (by 61mm at the front and 66mm at the rear), because the wheelbase is actually 2mm longer, so interior space isn’t impacted while a 350-litre boot remains. The car is also now 10mm wider.

The new Mokka’s interior is dominated by Vauxhall’s new Pure Panel: a Mercedes-style curved binnacle linking the digital instrument display and infotainment touchscreen.

Cheaper variants make use of a 7.0in touchscreen, but that rises to 10.0in on top models, combined with a 12.0in dial display. Tech includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with integrated voice control, plus the Vauxhall Connect service with live navigation data and emergency call functions.

Buttons for crucial functions remain, as do physical climate controls, while Vauxhall claims the electronic parking brake and (on automatics) shift-by-wire gear selector ensure “no protruding element disturbs the purity of its design”.

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The Mk2 Mokka sits on the same PSA Group-developed CMP platform as the Peugeot 2008. It’s up to 120kg lighter than the old Mokka, depending on specification, while torsional stiffness is improved by 30%.

Vauxhall is yet to detail the Mokka’s new three-cylinder petrol and four-cylinder diesel engines, choosing to reveal it in Mokka-e form. Rivalling electric crossovers such as the Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS EV, this shares its 134bhp motor and 50kWh battery with the e-2008. It promises a 201-mile WLTP range and offers 100kW DC rapid-charging to replenish 80% in half an hour. It can also accept single-phase and 11kW three-phase charging.

Prices aren’t yet confirmed, but expect a starting price of around £20,000 and £28,000 for the EV. The Mokka will go on sale in late summer, before its showroom debut in early 2021.

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23 June 2020

Can't be worse than the last one, so that's a plus. But I'm sure that original Mokka was advertised on the basis of its 'radical' design too. Looks like another unpleasant cabin though. Being inside a Vauxhall is no fun at all.

24 June 2020

Not exciting like a Juke or CH-R but VERY classy and handsome.  I'd be feeling pretty stupid right now If I'd just bought a X1/2 / GLA / Q1.

24 June 2020

,,sadly the wrong badge, not Vauxhall/PSA's fault but all the "wannabees" wanna X1/2/GLA/Q1

Deutschland über alles for the sheep that follow the flock

24 June 2020
jason_recliner wrote:

Not exciting like a Juke or CH-R but VERY classy and handsome.  I'd be feeling pretty stupid right now If I'd just bought a X1/2 / GLA / Q1.

Anyone who buys any fake SUV should be feeling stupid.

24 June 2020

Strange comment ! its looks are agreeably different to others in this class, its interior better then both Mercedes/VW screen dependent looks. What sort of fun inside this Moka were  you expecting then ? Seems to be  logigal has a bang up to date feel too. Me thinks you are just not a Vauxhall fan reading beteen the lines. PSA have turned Vauxhall into a profit making car maker so on the jobs front a great way forward.

24 June 2020
Dirty Diesel scrappage scheme time
Bye bye polluting petrol pumpers.
Hello electric ⚡ future

24 June 2020
Ecological wrote:

Dirty Diesel scrappage scheme time..

I think the UK taxpayer has got enough to pay for at the moment without putting cash into wealthy motor manufacturers pockets.

Back to the car, this looks really good, and the front makes a nice change from all these gawping grilles. And judging by the large number of the dull current model on the road, Vauxhall won't have any trouble selling even more of these.

24 June 2020
Ecological wrote:

Dirty Diesel scrappage scheme time Bye bye polluting petrol pumpers. Hello electric ⚡ future

Cant you read ? It will be available in petrol, diesel and electric. The diesels will be Euro6d compliant, so not "dirty".

24 June 2020
typos1 wrote:

Ecological wrote:

Dirty Diesel scrappage scheme time Bye bye polluting petrol pumpers. Hello electric ⚡ future

Cant you read ? It will be available in petrol, diesel and electric. The diesels will be Euro6d compliant, so not "dirty".

And even with the massive public funded government susidy on each and every one of the EV versions, i would bet the sales of petrol and diesel versions will be far higher.

As for the car, i am no fan of these small tall things, but this one is going to do well based on how it looks

24 June 2020

GM to shame! This is proof that a typical family car brand can bring sharp-looking models to the customer.

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