Opel has revealed the second generation Mokka as an EV first. It’ll go on sale in select markets later this year and will be available in dealerships from early 2021. The ICE variants (petrol and diesel) will follow at a later date.
Built on the Common Modular Platform – suitable for different powertrains, the new Mokka is 125 mm shorter (4,150 mm) and 10 mm wider (1,785 mm) than the previous generation. The wheelbase measures 2,557 mm, suggesting a marginal increase of 2 mm. According to Opel, the CMP has enabled weight savings of up to 120 kg (265 lbs) vs the previous generation, while enhancing the torsional rigidity in the EV version by up to 30% due to its lower positioned battery pack. As a result, the Mokka-e is claimed to be agile and fun to drive.
The styling is pretty chic and it has got enough oomph factor to woo the “Millenials” and possibly others too. It sure is a head turner, especially in this green+black dual-tone combo. The L-shaped running light signature is mimicked at the rear and so is the shape of the tailgate crease – the V shape mimics that of the front grille.
The chrome application over the windows, the lower body cladding and the 18-inch wheels almost make the Mokka look like a concept vehicle.
Dubbed as Opel Vizor, the gloss black front grille is flanked by the IntelliLux LED matrix headlights with 14 elements.
The new Mokka is a head turner and will change the perception of our brand. With the Mokka, we are reinventing Opel and introducing our design of the next decade. – Michael Lohscheller, CEO
The interior looks equally high-tech with two displays of 12- and 10-inches respectively; the central display is tilted towards the driver and the air vents are pushed to the background for a driver-focused cockpit experience. A 7-inch central touchscreen is standard.
The new Mokka packs all other latest technologies as you’d expect, such as the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with stop and go function.
The Mokka-e packs a single electric motor at the front, developing 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque. The 50 kWh battery pack is claimed to deliver a range of up to 322 km (200 mi) as per WLTP in Normal mode, while the Eco mode can deliver more.
The Mokka-e is ready for all charging options, from a single-phase to three-phase at 11 kW, Opel said. A 100 kW DC fast-charging is claimed to fill the battery up to 80% in 30 minutes. The crossover also comes with an 8-year battery warranty.
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