Vauxhall Mokka enters crossover market
March 02, 2012
Vauxhall has released images of the new Vauxhall Mokka, ahead of its preview at the forthcoming Geneva Motor show.
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It is Vauxhall’s first model in the popular crossover segment, taking on rivals including the
Nissan Juke, Nissan Qashqai, Skoda yeti and Mini Countryman.
The Mokka incorporates rugged 4×4 looks with higher ground clearance and integrates them into a stylish compact B-Segment family car.
Despite measuring just 4.28 metres in length, Vauxhall claims the Mokka can seat 5 in comfort with an interior offering user-friendly functionality and providing up to 1,372-litres of load space and 19 storage locations.
A choice of engines will be available – all with fuel saving stop and start technology. The petrol line-up includes a 113 bhp 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine and a 138 bhp 1.4 litre turbo. Diesel power is courtesy of a 128 bhp 1.7-litre CDTI turbo. An automatic transmission is available on the 1.4-litre Turbo petrol and the 1.7-litre CDTI.
The new Mokka will be available in front-wheel and four-wheel drive. The optional
four-wheel drive system offers higher levels of stability and grip by transferring power to the wheels with the most grip.
Available on the Mokka are a number of driver assistance safety systems including Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and front and rear parking cameras.
Standard on all models are Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC), as well as Hill Start Assist (HAS) and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
The Mokka will be available at dealerships towards the end of 2012, although Vauxhall hasn’t yet announced specific dates or prices.