Opel’s new Mokka X which is due to arrive in showrooms from October this year will start from just €21,495.
Building on the success of its predecessor, the new Mokka X debuts a new interior and exterior design, new engine line-up and is arguably the best connected car in its class thanks to new infotainment systems and Opel OnStar. Incorporating cues from Opel’s new design philosophy, the new Mokka X will be the first model to introduce the “X” segment identifier for future Opel SUV and crossover vehicles.
The Mokka X’s bold new look is aligned with Opel’s new design philosophy including a wing-shaped horizontal front grille and the dominant, sharp double-wing signature of the LED daytime running lights. At the rear is another double wing signature highlighted in the tail lamps, with LED technology an option. Vibrant new colours such as ‘Amber Orange’ and ‘Lava Red’ will also be available. On the inside, the Mokka X has a completely new dashboard inspired by the new Astra.
After introducing the much-lauded 1.6-litre ‘Whisper Diesel’ engine last year, the Mokka range is now extended further to include a new generation 1.4-litre Direct Injection Turbo (152PS) petrol unit which first appeared in the Astra. With a six-speed automatic transmission, adaptive all-wheel drive and start/stop, this Mokka achieves 6.4l/km* and CO2 emissions of 150g/km*. Opel’s 1.6-litre 136hp unit and the 1.4 Turbo 140hp petrol unit also features in the new Mokka X engine line-up. All engine components designed with reducing noise level and vibration in mind to ensure exemplary smoothness.
With an electromagnetic multi-plate clutch, the all-wheel drive technology is clever and efficient. When the road surface is dry, the front wheels drive the vehicle forward (except when starting when the car is in AWD) meaning that fuel consumption remains low. Depending on the road conditions the range automatically and seamlessly varies from 100 per cent front-wheel drive on dry road surfaces, benefitting fuel consumption, to a maximum torque distribution of 50 per cent on the front- and rear- axle, for example, when roads are covered in water.
On the inside, the Mokka X has a completely new dashboard inspired by the new Astra. The new instrument panel is organised around more horizontally shaped elements. It looks both simpler, as well as sharper and more precise in its execution. The centre stack has been completely redeveloped and features seven-inch or an eight-inch touchscreen of the new generation infotainment systems. The central information display on the entry level model comes with improved readability thanks to new, crisp 3.5-inch mono screen with white LCD illumination.
Just like the new Opel Astra, the Opel Mokka X is available with all Opel OnStar. In addition, two versions of the new generation of the IntelliLink infotainment system will celebrate their SUV debut. IntelliLink will bring the world of smartphones to the car via both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection.
As well as being the best connected car in the compact SUV segment the new Mokka X can also claim to be one of the most comfortable. Like in most Opel models, the AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs led by independent back health experts) tested and certified Mokka X’s ergonomic seats, which are unique in this segment, making long highway journeys just as enjoyable as excursions onto rough terrain.
In addition to the AWD system, Opel engineers have once again followed the strategy of making innovative technology available to a broad group of customers by introducing
LED Adaptive Forward Lighting headlamps.
The new AFL LED system adapts the headlights’ lighting patterns automatically to the driving situation so that the best possible light performance is given without dazzling other road users. It features nine different functions/lighting patterns such as town light, country light, tourist mode, a curve and cornering function, backing-up/manoeuvring light and a stop mode light (eco). This LED system replaces the previous BiXenon AFL. On one hand, LED features a light quality that allows seeing the ‘true’ colours of things, to the benefit of visual comfort. In addition, as there is no mechanical operation within the lamp module, it is faster and more accurate in its reaction, while also being highly reliable over time.
With its proven off-road capabilities, complemented powertrain lineup, outstanding connectivity offer, exceptional comfort features and new, fresh and bold design, the new Opel Mokka X is perfectly placed to continue the undoubted success of the outgoing model while simultaneously attracting new customers to the brand.