Opel’s ‘Electric’ Mokka revealed


Opel’s has lifted the covers off the new Mokka and the big news is it will be multi fuel.

The benefits of being a PSA Group brand means it gets the same tech under the skin as the Peugeot 2008 but can give it its own Germanic twist. Buyers can choose from all electric, diesel or petrol power from launch. Opel says “The new Mokka sports Opel’s exciting future brand face, the Opel Vizor, and a new digital interior cockpit, the Opel Pure Panel. Perfectly attuned to both urban life and motorway driving, the new Mokka crossover is a bold new departure for the Opel brand.”

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 shows everything the brand stands for today and in the future: the Mokka is fun, efficient and innovative in all respects. In addition, it perfectly embodies the Opel brand values – exciting, approachable, German – in the most progressive way. It is the first Opel that is electric right from its market start; a real proof that Opel goes electric.”

Mark Adams and his design team have been doing great work of late and we are fans of his at Motorhub. Opel’s new ‘Vizor’ front face will feature on all of the brand’s models throughout the 2020s.
Mokka gets a slightly longer wheelbase (+2 mm) than its predecessor, short overhangs and wide stance. There is seating for five and a good 350 litre boot for such a compact footprint. It is 4.15 metres long so it should be quite manoeuvrable.

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.”
For the first time in Opel’s history, the new Mokka will be available from the first day with an all-electric variant, alongside efficient petrol and diesel engines. The electric motor delivers 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Newton metres of maximum torque, immediately available from a standing start. Drivers can choose between three drive modes; Normal, Eco and Sport. The electronically limited top speed is 150km/h to preserve energy stored in the 50 kWh battery and the range. A 100 kW DC fast-charger replenishes 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.

Mokka launches late this year and will arrive in Ireland in early 2021. At Motorhub we’re looking forward to this one a lot.


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