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The new Opel Mokka is anything but normal. The striking new car boasts an emotional design, signaling the new design direction of the brand. And it’s an exciting one. The new

New Opel Mokka

The new Opel Mokka is anything but normal. The striking new car boasts an emotional design, signaling the new design direction of the brand. And it’s an exciting one.

The new Opel Mokka boasts the iconic design inspired by the GTX Xperimental Concept Car and is one of the first Opel models to feature the new Vizor design. The Mokka offers drivers and passengers alike a unique experience, providing loads of driver technological innovation.

As part of a revitalized model range, the new Opel Mokka arrives in South Africa hot on the heels of the innovative Opel Zafira and is certainly an SUV to stand out of the crowd.

Two models of the distinctive Opel Mokka are destined to excite South African customers: the Mokka Elegance and Mokka GS Line, both powered by the same turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

 

New Opel Mokka Rear

 

Stunning design: Mokka, the first to display the Pure Panel

The silhouette of the new Opel Mokka stands out for the perfection of its volumes. Particularly meticulous down to the smallest detail, this compact five-seater of 4.15 meters displays great strength of character defined by short overhangs and a wide footprint. Seen from the front, the most striking element is the Opel Vizor, with its unmistakable design. As on a full-face helmet, a protective visor covers the new front face of the Opel, combining in a single element the grille, the LED headlights and the new logo with the Opel lightning bolt.

The model name appears in the center of the tailgate with a specific font that forms the word “Mokka” in a technical, fluid and lively way and is stretched in a wide landscape format, confidently spaced to emphasise the width of the car.

The interior also exploits this sobriety of design. The new Opel Pure Panel incorporates two large screens to leave room only for the essentials. Unlike dashboards overloaded with information and controls, the Pure Panel displays an original and refined line. The structure is clear and understandable at a glance. Opel designers have placed great emphasis on digital detox. In order to avoid distracting the driver, they have ensured that the system works intuitively. The buttons still control the most important functions without having to navigate through menus.

The Mokka was the first Opel to feature the redesigned lightning bolt logo, the new way of naming the models, with the new graphic letters implanted in the rear and in the center.

The headlamps of the new Mokka feature the Opel’s iconic ‘wing’ design and is modern and elegant in its appearance. Eco LED are headlamps standard on the Elegance model, while the GS Line offers the Full-LED Matrix headlamps.

Powertrain: an ideal balance between sobriety and performance

The Opel Mokka’s award-winning petrol engine is both lively and economical, offering high efficiency and good dynamic performance. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers 96kW at 5,500 r/min and thanks to low internal friction and responsive turbo technology, allows the delivery of high torque at low revs.

Despite its power, this all-aluminum engine with an eight-speed automatic gearbox with particularly smooth shifts offers an impressive fuel consumption of 5.3- and 6.1 l/100 km on the extra-urban and combined cycle respectively with just 139g/km of CO2.

The Rüsselsheim engineering team has worked hard on mass reduction: the new Mokka is up to 120 kg lighter than the previous generation. They took the opportunity to also improve the rigidity of the body. With obvious benefits: the new Mokka consumes much less, while being much more responsive, agile and fun to drive.

Ahead of the segment: sophisticated driving aids

The new Mokka continues the Opel tradition of bringing the innovative technologies that until recently were only available in the luxury car class to a wide range of buyers.

Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection on GS Line models work at speeds above 5km/h. When the Mokka approaches a vehicle or pedestrian too quickly, the system emits a warning signal and displays a message in the driver information centre. If a collision is imminent, the braking system is prepared and, if necessary, emergency braking is initiated to minimise the effects of a potential collision. Below 30km/h, the system can bring the vehicle to a complete stop. If the speed exceeds 30 km/h, the speed is reduced and the driver must brake hard.

Adaptive cruise control (also on GS Line models) maintains a set safe distance between the new Mokka and the vehicle in front, using radar sensors and cameras. It works between 30km/h and 180km/h. Vehicle speed increases or decreases to follow the vehicle in front, but never exceeds the set speed. With automatic transmission, the system offers an additional stop and go function. It is thus able to brake the car to a standstill and follow the vehicle in front in traffic jams.

Opel is at the forefront in the field of lighting. All versions of the Mokka are equipped with the latest generation LED lights, ranging from daytime running lights bearing the Opel signature to front fog lights. At the rear, the choice to always have lights with LED technology has allowed the designers to opt for very thin and stretched lights, which reinforces the feeling of precision and quality.

Excellent craftsmanship on seating systems is a recognised quality at Opel. With a driver’s seat adjustable on six axes as standard, and full leather upholstery available from the GS Line version to give a sporty side to the Mokka.

The driver and front passenger can place their smartphones on the tray provided in the center console. A rubber mat prevents the devices from slipping.

The new range of infotainment systems ensures perfect connectivity to inform or entertain the driver and passengers of the Mokka. Monitors are an integral part of the Opel’s new Pure Panel and is ideally positioned in relation to the driver. The Elegance model is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen IntelliLink infotainment system, the multimedia radio combining modern connectivity that allows music playback via USB, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The steering wheel controls also allow the driver to access the multimedia system.

The GS Line offers a bigger 10-inch high-definition IntelliLink colour touchscreen with the addition of built-in navigation. The navigation system provides the driver with information on various destinations, traffic alerts, local weather, and embedded voice control.

Peace of mind

Once over the excitement of the new Opel Mokka, the more rationally minded will be comforted by the standard three years/120,000km warranty and Roadside Assistance. Service intervals are every 12 months or 15,000km but covered by the Mokka’s four years/60,000km service plan.

Opel Mokka 1.2T Elegance R 469 900

Opel Mokka 1.2T GS Line R 519 900

Breyten Odendaal

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Published : Wednesday April 20, 2022

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