Opel launches striking new Mokka

Opel Mokka is a fresh alternative in the compact SUV segment

Reuben Van Niekerk
Opel Mokka
Opel
Mokka

Opel has launched a new Mokka that boasts a striking design, which is said to signify an exciting new direction for the brand.

 

The design was inspired by that of the GTX Xperimental Concept car and is the first Opel to feature the latest Vizor design.

 

The compact five-seater features short overhangs and a wide footprint. The front is dominated by the Opel Vizor, which as on a full-face helmet, features a protective visor that covers the front face as it combines the grille, LED headlights and new Opel lightning bolt logo in one design element.

 

The headlamps incorporate Opel’s iconic wing design. Eco LED headlamps are standard on the Elegance models, while the GS Line features full-LED matrix headlamps.

 

Inside story

Inside the Opel Pure panel incorporates two large screens. Designers placed great emphasis on what they call a digital detox. In order to avoid distracting the driver, they have made the system as intuitive as possible with buttons controlling the most important functions, negating the need to navigate through touchscreen menus.

 

Excellent seating has long been an Opel trait. In the Mokka the driver’s seat is adjustable in six directions and full leather upholstery is available on GS models.

 

A new range of infotainment systems ensures the connectivity required to inform or entertain. A seven-inch touchscreen IntelliLink infotainment system allows music playback via USB, Bluetooth as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

 

GS models are fitted with a bigger 10-inch high-definition IntelliLink colour touchscreen that adds navigation to the offering.

 

Under the bonnet

South African consumers can choose from two models, the Mokka Elegance and the Mokka GS Line, both powered by the same turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine paired with an eight–speed automatic transmission.

 

The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine offers a lively 96kW at 5500rpm and 230Nm at 1750rpm. Thanks to a linear torque curve and the smooth shifting gearbox, the Mokka will use just 6.1 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.

 

Sophisticated driver aids

The Mokka features a host of innovative technology that is traditionally only found on luxury vehicles. On GS models Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection warns driver and stops the vehicle if it detects a potential collision. Adaptive cruise control maintains a set speed and distance from the vehicle travelling ahead.

 

All models are equipped with the latest generation LED lights, including daytime running lights featuring the Opel signature and front fog lights. At the rear, the fitment of LED lights has allowed designers to opt for very thin and stretched lights.

 

ESP, Hill-Start Assist, a full compliment of airbags, Blind-Spot detection and Lane keep Assist are among the standard safety features fitted on all models.

 

Model range and pricing

The Opel Mokka is sold with a three-year/120 000km warranty and a four-year/60 000km service plan.

 

Opel Mokka 1.2T Elegance

R469 900

Opel Mokka 1.2T GS Line

R519 900

 

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