The compact crossover is 4.28 metres long and has space for five adults. Vauxhall is pitching the Mokka squarely against the Skoda Yeti and Nissan's Juke and Qashqai.
Posted on 08.06.2012
Available in three trims - S, Exclusiv and SE - the Mokka comes with a range of standard equipment, including DMB (Digital Media Broadcast) radio, air conditioning, Descent Control System, cruise control, aux-in and a multi-function trip computer.
Three engines, ranging in power from 115 to 140PS, will be available from launch. The 1.6-litre petrol produces 115PS and 155Nm of torque, and with its standard Start/Stop system delivers a combined 43.5mpg. With 140PS, the 1.4-litre turbo is the Mokka's most powerful petrol engine and brings with it standard four-wheel drive and sub-150g CO2 emissions.
The Mokka has a choice of two diesel models, both of which use Vauxhall's 1.7 CDTi 130PS engine, with CO2 emissions of 124g/km in 2WD guise. The front-wheel diesel is available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, while the all-wheel drive Mokka comes with the six-speed manual only. Like the petrol-powered cars, all manual models have Vauxhall's fuel-saving Start/Stop system as standard.
"The Mokka takes its design cues from larger SUVs and integrates them into a compact, yet modern form," said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall's Chairman and Managing Director. "We are now growing a compelling and diverse range of products that appeals both to retail and fleet customers, and the Mokka will complement this perfectly."
The Mokka has been designed to perform well in urban environments, but with the ability to be driven off-road when the need arises. Both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models are available, with the AWD system being fully adaptive. When the vehicle's being driven on smooth, dry surfaces all drive is sent to the front wheels for maximum efficiency. But when the road surface is slippery, as much as 50 per cent of the drive automatically and seamlessly is diverted to the rear axle. The entire AWD system weighs just 65kgs, benefitting handling and fuel economy.
A variety of driver-assistance systems will be available in the Mokka. The Vauxhall Front Camera - first seen in the Insignia - gives drivers access to Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Forward Collision Alert, as well as a rear-view camera, which works with park-assist sensors front and rear.
The Mokka also has the option of Vauxhall's latest generation FlexFix rear bicycle carrier. FlexFix is fully integrated into the rear bumper, and slides out like a drawer to accept up to three bicycles at a time. The system even allows easy access to the tailgate/cargo area when the bikes are on the carrier.
Standard on all Mokkas is a comprehensive package of safety systems, including Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. Also available is Vauxhall's Advanced Adaptive Forward Lighting, which automatically adapts the Mokka's lighting to suit its driving environment.
Inside, the Mokka has 19 storage locations, 60:40 split rear seats, and an all-up load space of 1,372 litres with the rear seats folded down.
The all new Vauxhall Mokka is available to order now, with the car arriving in UK showrooms in November this year.