Opel Multi-Fuel Mokka launch

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Michael Lohscheller and the Opel Mokka-e

The new generation Opel Mokka has been launched online today. We went virtually to Germany to see the PSA Group owned firm’s take on Peugeot’s sister car the 2008.

From the get go the Mokka will be available as a multi fuel model. The Mokka-e is the all electric version and this will be an exciting version that will attract a lot of attention.

Designer Mark Adams has used the mantra ‘bold and pure and reduced to the essentials’ and claims the Mokka’s proportions are perfect. The original Opel Manta’s front end was used as inspiration for Mokka’s new Opel Visor. LED lighting is standard and this allowed very thin lighting units. A couple of body styling ‘looks’ can be selected. The new instrument panel ‘Opel Pure Panel’ is all digital – no analogue instruments feature but there are a few buttons retained. Visual and digital detox was another mantra used to help design the panel to keep things functional and, well, German! At up to 120kgs lighter the new Mokka is much stiffer and more aerodynamic too.

The electric Mokka is powered by a 136hp electric motor with 260nm of torque. The EV with its 50kWh battery (216 cells in 18 modules) has a WLTP range of 324km from a full charge. Fast charging is standard (CCS). At best the Mokka-e can be charge to 80% in 30 minutes. Petrol and diesel engines are also available and of course will be cheaper to buy. Fuel consumption is quoted at between 3.8-4.8 litres (NEDC).

The front axle has been re-worked on to ensure autobahn and urban driving characteristics are to Opel’s standard. Connectivity is up there with the best in class and the Mokka’s new dash layout should should really have a wow factor that for once will be comparable to Peugeot’s i-Cockpit.

Pricing in Gernany for the Mokka-e is €32,990 before grants which in German drop the price to €23,420.

The Mokka looks exciting and interesting… we can’t wait to test it.

 

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Michael is Motorhub's Editor. Well known from TV and radio, Michael has been writing, presenting and judging cars since the mid 90's. He is a renowned Producer/Director and documentary film maker. Dozens of credits include: The Whole Way Round (Gay Byrne), The Shamrock Run (Alan Shortt), The Viking Run (Clodagh McKenna) and The Irish 66ers (David Mitchell) and The Climb for Kids (Colin Farrell). Print credits include: the RTE Guide (motoring editor 1999-2003), many national daily papers and Sundays including The Irish Times (freelance) plus other magazines. National radio credits include multiple at RTE Gerry Ryan show, the Mooney Show, The Dave Fanning Show, Drivetime etc. TV credits as a motoring expert include RTE's flagship current affairs show Primetime and TV3's Ireland AM. Michael also presented RTE's car show Drive! in the late 90s and directed some items in MPH2 on TG4. Michael contributes weekly on motoring issues to The Last Word show with Matt Cooper on Today FM. Michael has represented Ireland's motoring journalists in Motorsport at the International Mazda MX-5 endurance race series in Italy and the Arctic Ice Race. He has been a Car of the Year Judge for 20 years, more recently a judge for Van of the Year. Michael is a former Chairperson of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP).

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