Vauxhall has revealed the second generation of the Mokka with electric drive. “New Mokka is the start of a new direction for the Vauxhall Brand. A bold new design with elements like Vauxhall Vizor and Pure Panel that will become part of signature look for future models. It also encompasses everything that Vauxhall will define in the future. 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,” said Stephen Norman, Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors.
Despite a slightly longer wheelbase (+2 mm), the new Vauxhall Mokka is 12.5 cm shorter than the previous generation while offering its five passengers a similar loading space of up to 350 litres in its luggage compartment. Its total length is 4.15. The newcomer also stands out as the first model that features the future Brand face and next generation fully digital cockpit: the Vauxhall Vizor and the Vauxhall Pure Panel, respectively. The horizontally stretched instrument panel integrates two widescreen displays; the one in front of the driver is up to 12 inches in size. However, to allow intuitive usage and the driver’s continuous focus on the road, Vauxhall designers kept control buttons for essential functions, avoiding hazardous exploration into sub-menus.
The new Mokka is based on a new version of the company’s multi-energy platform CMP (Common Modular Platform). Vauxhall says this lightweight and efficient modular system offers maximum flexibility in vehicle development and allows the use of a purely battery-electric drive as well as internal combustion engines. The customer has the choice. The engineering team has particularly worked on weight reduction on one hand, saving up to 120 kg vs the previous generation, and enhancing the body stiffness on the other, gaining up to 30 per cent torsional stiffness in the case of the electric version with its low-mounted, integrated battery structure.
For the first time in Vauxhall’s history, the new Mokka will be available from the first day with an all-electric variant. Driving the Mokka-e combines emission-free operation with an exhilarating experience. The electric motor delivers 100 kW (134 bhp) and 192 ft lb of maximum torque, immediately available from a standing start. Drivers can choose between three drive modes – Normal, Eco and Sport – for a good balance or the most fun, depending on their preferences. The top speed is electronically limited to 93mph to preserve the energy stored in the 50 kWh battery and the range. A 100 kW DC fast-charging system allowing charging 80 per cent of the battery in just 30 minutes is standard equipment. The Vauxhall Mokka-e has a purely battery-electric range of up to 201 miles according to WLTP in Normal mode, while the Eco mode supports the driver in achieving the maximum possible range. Whether wall box, high-speed charging or cable solution for the household socket: The new Mokka-e is ready for all charging options, from single-phase to three-phase at 11 kW. It is also covered by an eight-year warranty for the battery.
The Mokka will be on sale from late summer 2020 and available in retailers from early 2021. The newcomer will also be offered with diesel and petrol engines.
New Vauxhall brand face and cockpit design
In the second generation, the Mokka’s name is again simply Mokka, just like at its debut in 2012. “Bold and pure is our consistent mantra”, says Vauxhall MD Stephen Norman. For the first time at Vauxhall, the model name spreads out in the centre of the rear panel, using “a new, precisely chiselled techy font”.
The Mokka is also the first model to show Vauxhall’s new brand front fascia: the Vauxhall Vizor. Extending across the entire front of the vehicle below the bonnet, the Vauxhall Vizor is a module that horizontally frames brand features such as the latest-generation IntelliLux LED matrix headlights and the typical wing signature of the LED daytime running lights, punctuated in its centre by the Vauxhall Griffin. The Vauxhall Vizor invented by the team around design chief Mark Adams will featured on all of the brand’s models throughout the 2020s.
“Bold and Pure, this is what Vauxhall’s design of the future will look like. The new Mokka shows athletic proportions combined with precisely structured, flowing surfaces. We have developed this philosophy to create a Design with progressive Bold personality combined with Purity”, explained Vauxhall Design Vice President, Mark Adams.
This philosophy continues in the interior, where the anchor is the Pure Panel, which repeats the design intention of the Vauxhall Vizor. Two wide screens of up to 10 and 12 inches in size welcome the occupants; the central display is deliberately tilted to the driver.
Vauxhall lighting technology and high-tech assistance systems
All Mokka variants are equipped with latest generation LED lights – from daytime running lights in Vauxhall graphics to front fog lights. An absolute highlight in this segment is the adaptive IntelliLux LED matrix headlights with a total of 14 elements. As with the Vauxhall Insignia, Vauxhall Astra and the new Vauxhall Corsa, the lighting system enables driving on permanent high beam. In order to not glare their drivers, the individual LED elements can get off or deem down in milliseconds to “cut” oncoming vehicles or vehicles driving in front out of the light cone. In the rear, the choice for LED-only technology has allowed designers to go for very thin, stretched lights.
The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible multimedia systems feature integrated voice control. The new Mokka also offers the Vauxhall Connect service. LIVE navigation with real-time traffic information, plus a direct link to breakdown assistance and eCall make journeys even more relaxing for drivers and passengers. If the airbags or seatbelt tensioners deploy in an accident, eCall contacts the local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) automatically.