New Vauxhall Mokka-e in a nutshell:
- Bold new looks, high seating position, emission-free electric drive
- Exhilarating e-power: 100 kW/136 hp and 260 Nm of torque for great fun
- Totally digital: Vauxhall ‘Pure Panel’ cockpit ‘detoxes’ driving experience
- Brightly unique: Glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights first in segment
- Truly advanced: Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go and top assistance systems
THIS New fully-electric Mokka-e represents Vauxhall’s vision of the future - and a giant leap forward for Britain’s oldest car manufacturer.
When Vauxhall first launched the Mokka back in 2013, it capitalised on the rapid growth of the compact SUV market and became something of a sales smash, finishing 9th in a top 10 run down of the best-selling cars of 2016, only narrowly behind the ubiquitous Mini Hatch.
Now Vauxhall is hoping to breathe new life into one of their flagship vehicles by making an all-electric version of the Mokka available on the first day of launch, early next year, alongside traditional internal combustion engine variants.
No wonder, then, that Vauxhall sees the car as the beginning of an exciting new dawn.
Stephen Norman, Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors, says the upcoming Mokka, ‘encompasses everything that Vauxhall will define in the future’, and adds: “Fully electric from launch and packed with innovative technologies bringing the best of automotive mobility to all."
“Vauxhall may be Britain’s oldest car manufacturer but with New Mokka it is defining itself to lead in an exciting and innovative future.”
Power for the emission-free Mokka-e comes from an electric motor that delivers 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Newton metres of maximum torque, immediately available from a standing start.
That’s comparable to the electric power available in the recently launched Peugeot e-208.
And while top speed is electronically limited to 93mph to preserve the energy stored in the 50 kWh battery, it translates to a range of 201 miles in ‘Normal’ driving mode - and you’ll be able to travel even further in ‘Eco’ mode.
A 100 kW DC fast-charging system will see 80% of the battery rekindled in just 30 minutes.
Meanwhile the men in white coats at Vauxhall have shaved 120 kg in weight compared with the previous generation of the Mokka, while also improving the rigidity of the body.
That, says Vauxhall, means the new Mokka will be more, ‘responsive, agile and fun to drive’ than ever before, happy either whizzing around town or munching miles on the motorway.
It’s not just in the tech where Vauxhall has overhauled the Mokka either - because it’s got a brand new face, too.
The fresh front fascia has been dubbed the ‘Vauxhall Vizor’, and the manufacturer is clearly pleased with its efforts.
Vauxhall Design Vice President, Mark Adams, said: “Bold and Pure, this is what Vauxhall’s design of the future will look like.”
There are a host of other improvements, too, not least to the dashboard - now known as the ‘Pure Panel’ - which is completely digital, comprising two widescreen displays and designed to be as intuitive as possible for the person behind the wheel.
The Mokka is also brimming with high-tech assistance systems, including adaptive headlights, lane assist, and intelligent cruise control.
Spending long hours in the driving seat needn’t be a pain in your posterior either - with six-way ergonomic seats available, as well as the option to plump for heated leather seats with perforated surface and massage function for the driver.
Vauxhall will open the order book on the new Mokka at the tail end of this summer.