New bunched SUV switches to PSA Group belvedere and powertrains as the German and British capacity hit abounding stride beneath French ownership
Opel and Vauxhall accept appear their petrol and agent powered variants of the Mokka SUV range, bushing out the ambit alongside the Mokka-e electric version.
Following in the footsteps of the Corsa hatch, the architectonics of centralized agitation and electric versions has been kept the same. A architectonics action additionally apparent of the accompanying Peugeot 208 bear and 2008 SUV.
The newest absolution additionally adds a hardly sportier GS trim for Opel versions or SRi alternative for the Vauxhall range.
Under the bonnet, a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engines provides action in two states of tune, either 74kW and 205Nm or 96kw and 230Nm.
The low-output agent pairs with a six-speed manual, while high-output models appear with either a six-speed chiral or eight-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Acceleration for the abject agent is adumbrated at “around eleven seconds” from 0-100km/h, while the 96kW trims that to 9.2 abnormal for the manual.
Fuel consumption, based on the NEDC aeon rather than the less-forgiving new WLTP analysis aeon is 4.6L/100km for the 74kW agent or 4.5 (manual) and 4.8L/100km (auto) for the 96kW version.
A 1.5-litre agent with 81kW and 250Nm, akin to a six-speed chiral letters 3.8L/100km consumption, with dispatch accustomed alone as “lively”.
The electric Mokka-e provides 100kW and 260Nm outputs with up to 322 kilometres of ambit from a 50kWh battery.
While the first-generation Mokka additionally awash as the Buick Encore, General Motors’ auction of the Euro brands to Peugeot-Citroen’s ancestor company, Groupe PSA, as apparent the Encore breach to its own stand-alone model.
The Encore’s administration keeps some similarities to the Mokka, but uses a GM belvedere and engines.
Opel’s Mokka, meanwhile, rides on a adaptation of the PSA Common Modular Platform, or CMP architecture, which additionally underpins the second-generation Peugeot 208 and 2008, Opel Corsa, and new Citroen C4, with the adaptability to abode electric and centralized agitation engines.
The new CMP anatomy agency the Mokka is 125mm beneath than the archetypal it replaces, at 4150mm overall, but rides aloft a wheelbase about the aforementioned as afore – now 2557mm, up 2mm.
At the rear the Mokke prodes a acceptable 350L of burden space, while all-embracing agent weight for petrol and agent agent drops by a appear 120kg. Official kerb weight isn’t supplied, but based on the antecedent model’s stats, that hints at a agile amount of about 1173kg.
Unlike the antecedent Mokka X, the new belvedere doesn’t abutment all-wheel drive, so the new Mokka sticks to front-wheel drive only.
Externally the Mokka picks up Opel and Vauxhall’s Vizor cast face, with a advanced upper-infill console in appearance atramentous anchored area a grille would commonly sit.
The new GS and SRi trims appear with red highlights for the admixture auto and a redline trim that traces the high window band from the abject of the A-pillar, forth the roof, and bottomward to the abject of the C-pillar.
Both marques affection a atramentous roof, but Vauxhall keeps a body-coloured bonnet, while Opel runs the two-tone analysis added with a atramentous bonnet. Darkened alien badging, red autogenous trims and Alcantara seats additionally affection for the GS and SRi twins.
On the central the Opel-Vauxhall cast character is able with a Pure Console apparatus cluster, featuring a side-by-side 12-inch agenda apparatus and 7.0-inch or 10-inch infotainment displays with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Small butt architectonics elements survive from the GM era, with accustomed five-way steering-wheel button modules and rocker switches for audio and cruise controls.
On the centre stack, chrome-ringed aggregate and altitude controls additionally apprehend aback to Mokka’s past, alienated the screen-only inputs favoured by Peugeot and Citroen.
Eagle-eyed spotters may additionally agenda the exoteric images appearance Vauxhall’s newest logo while the council caster sticks to the accomplished design. Click any of the images for a abounding arcade of added images to see more.
Technology inclusions see the latest adaptation of Opel’s IntelliLux LED cast headlights accompany appearance like AEB with banal detection, adaptive cruise control, with stop and go functionality for the automatic, alive lane positioning, auto esplanade assist, and 180-degree about-face camera.
For now Peugeot and Citroen’s Australian benefactor as said the Opel and Vauxhall brands, forth with Citroen’s affluence division, DS Automobiles, aren’t acceptable to see a bounded acknowledgment any time soon.
To the end of July, Peugeot and Citroen awash 1245 and 108 cartage respectively, acceptation Mokka’s articulation competitors, Mazda CX-3 (7501 sales) and Hyundai Venue (1959 sales) accept done bigger from a distinct archetypal band anniversary than PSA’s all-model calculation in Australia.
If the amalgamation and achievement address to you though, Peugeot does accept the carefully accompanying 2008 (pictured below) set for a bounded barrage after in 2020.
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