The all-new Opel / Vauxhall Mokka subcompact crossover is lastly right here and it debuts in all-electric Mokka-e guise.
It’s the first-ever mannequin from the Opel and Vauxhall manufacturers to debut with fully-electric propulsion. The second-generation Mokka additionally debuts Opel and Vauxhall’s new progressive model face within the type of the Vizor front fascia that can be adopted by all future fashions; moreover, the crossover turns into the model’s first mannequin to characteristic the next-generation Pure Panel totally digital cockpit.
Curiously and never that widespread in right now’s automotive world, the 2021 Mokka is 125 mm (4.9 in) shorter than its predecessor, measuring 4,150 mm (163.Four in) bumper to bumper.
Regardless of that, the wheelbase is 2 mm (0.08 in) longer, which suggests rear passengers ought to have no less than as a lot room as within the first-generation Mokka. At 350 liters (12.three cu ft), the loading house loses solely 6 liters (0.2 cu ft) in comparison with the outgoing mannequin, regardless of the numerous loss in car size. The altered dimensions lead to sportier proportions for the brand new Mokka, thanks additionally to the a lot shorter overhangs and huge stance (it’s 10 mm / 0.Four in wider).
Inside, the Pure Panel digital sprint integrating two widescreen shows is the primary spotlight. The one in entrance of the driving force is as much as 12 inches in dimension; nevertheless, to permit the driving force to deal with the street, designers saved management buttons for important capabilities. This makes the system intuitive to make use of, “avoiding hazardous exploration into sub-menus,” as Opel places it.
The brand new Opel / Vauxhall Mokka relies on a brand new model of PSA’s CMP (Common Modular Platform). The light-weight and environment friendly modular system contributes to a weight saving of as much as 120 kg (264 lbs) over the earlier era. The physique stiffness additionally stands to achieve, with the Mokka-e electrical variant providing as much as 30 % extra torsional stiffness. The burden loss and elevated rigidity make the Mokka extra gas environment friendly in addition to extra responsive, agile and enjoyable to drive.