On the face of it, Vauxhall has turned a corner with the new Mokka and its new styling is bold and dare we say ‘adventurous’. It’s also available as a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) or with a choice of efficient petrol and dirty diesel engines.
Since the French injected some much need styling and forward-thinking, Vauxhall’s features and design have taken a turn for the better, including the new Vauxhall ‘Vizor’ front end and the new Griffin emblem – both of which will now feature on all future Vauxhall models.
Make no mistake this is a drastically improved car on all levels with an aerodynamic design that cuts drag by up to 16% at motorway speeds compared to the previous model, the new Mokka is even more efficient, dynamic and fun to drive.
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The fully electric Mokka-e features a 50kWh battery and 100kw (136PS) electric motor to produce 260Nm of torque. The new Mokka-e can drive for up to 201-miles on a single charge under WLTP testing and supports up to 100kW rapid charging, with an 80% charge taking just 30 minutes.
Buyers can also choose from a range of advanced petrol and diesel engines. There are two petrol engines available, a 1.2-litre 100PS turbo combined with a six-speed manual or a more powerful 1.2-litre turbo engine capable of 130PS that is available with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.
The two petrol engines are joined by an efficient 1.5-litre diesel, with a six-speed manual transmission combining 110PS and 250Nm of torque with impressive fuel consumption of 65.7mpg and low CO2 emissions of 114g/km under WLTP testing.
Vauxhall is moving in the right direction since the Peugeot-Citroen involvement and seems to have produced a car you’d not park around the corner when visiting your mates, assuming thats ever possible in 2021…
Images: Matt Howell