Opel has revealed the first images of its new Mokka, which is due to go on sale in Ireland in early 2021. The new Mokka will be available from launch with an all-electric powertrain, alongside traditional engine variants. Opel claims the new Mokka is more stylish, fun and efficient than before, and it boasts a new digital cockpit inside. The new Mokka showcases Opel’s new ‘Vizor’ brand identity, which will form the brand’s design for the next decade.
Commenting on the new Mokka, Michael Lohscheller, Opel CEO said: "The new Mokka is a head-turner, destined to change the perception of our brand! With the Mokka, we are reinventing Opel and introducing our design of the next decade. It is the first Opel that is electric right from its market start; a real proof that Opel goes electric."
Invented by design chief Mark Adams and his team, the Opel Vizor front face will feature on all of the brand's models throughout the 2020s. Extending across the front of the vehicle, below the bonnet, the new Opel Vizor flows elegantly, framing the front headlights to deliver a strong lighting signature. The Vizor is proudly punctuated by the legendary Opel logo in the centre. At the rear, the strong, new visual brand identity continues, and thin, LED-rear lights enhance the feeling of precision and quality.
With a slightly longer wheelbase than its predecessor, short overhangs and a wide stance, the new Mokka offers plenty of room inside for five passengers and up to 350 litres of boot space. At 4.15 metres long, Opel claims the new Mokka is easy to manoeuvre and park in urban and suburban areas.
Mark Adams, Opel Design Vice President, said: "Bold and pure, this is what the Opel design of the future will look like. The new Mokka shows athletic proportions combined with precisely structured, flowing surfaces. We have developed this philosophy aligned to characteristic German design, combining progressive bold design with purity."
Inside, the new Opel Pure Panel boasts two wide screens of up to 10 and 12 inches in size. The central display is tilted towards the driver and provides the latest technologies and key driver information. Opel designers kept control buttons for essential functions, and the design of the centre console too has been impressively cleaned up, thanks to an electric parking brake and the new electric gear lever.
Standard equipment in the new Mokka includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED lights at the front and rear, an electric parking brake and traffic sign recognition. Dependant on trim, equipment includes six-way ergonomic seats, heated leather seats, massage function, a 180-degree panorama rear-view camera, navigation, Advanced Cruise Control, Active Lane Positioning, wireless smartphone charging, and glare-free, IntelliLux LED® matrix lights.
For the first time in Opel's history, the new Mokka will be available from launch with an all-electric variant, alongside efficient petrol and diesel engines. The electric motor delivers 100 kW (136 hp) and 260Nm of torque. Drivers can choose between three drive modes; Normal, Eco and Sport. The limited top speed is 150k/mh to preserve energy stored in the 50 kWh battery and the range. A 100 kW DC fast-charger can charge 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes. The Opel Mokka-e has a purely battery-electric range of up to 322 kilometres according to WLTP in Normal mode, while the Eco mode supports the driver in achieving the maximum possible range. The battery is covered by an eight-year warranty.
The new Mokka is built on Opel's multi-energy platform CMP. This modular system offers maximum flexibility in vehicle development and allows the installation of an electric powertrain or an internal combustion engine without impacting the cabin space of the vehicle: the customer has the choice of powertrain that best suits their lifestyle needs - all-electric, petrol or diesel. The engineering team in Rüsselsheim has contained weight, saving up to 120kg vs the previous generation, yet enhanced body stiffness. The benefits are obvious: the new Mokka consumes substantially less energy, while being much more responsive, agile and fun to drive. On sale from late summer 2020, first units will be in dealerships in Ireland in early 2021.
Carzone - 24-Jun-2020