Current Opel Mokka has been sold more than 500,000 units across Europe (including with Vauxhall badge). And now it’s time to refresh the compact crossover. This is just a refreshment, not the second generation. Maybe we have to wait three or four years to get an all new model. So, what’s new in Mokka?
First, now Opel adds ‘X’ letter. What does that mean? ‘X’ is the latest design language which will be used for future crossover and SUV from German automaker. The exterior design comes up with more adventurous, tougher, and more-rugged look. You can see that latest Mokka X now has a wing-shaped grille with less chrome, double boomerang-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights, redesigned front bumper, new fog lights, and less plastic use (that’s good!).
And at the rear, Opel redesigned the taillights that is now has LED option. Moreover, the rear bumper and rear fog lights get refreshment. Overall, latest Opel Mokka X is more elegant and more masculine than its predecessor.
Inside, the German carmaker likely was inspired by Opel Astra cabin when designing latest Mokka X. It means that you will find 7- or 8-inch touch screen that is placed in the center cockpit horizontally. The car company reduced buttons to make its interior has more simple-look and because many functions can be accessed via a touchscreen.
For the powertrain, Mokka X comes up with a diesel engine 1.6 liter producing 136 hp. And for gasoline, Opel offers latest a new 1,4 liter Direct Injection Turbo produces 152 hp that made its debut in the newest Astra. The engines are mated to manual transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Opel Mokka X features start/stop technology, adaptive all-wheel-drive system that can send as much as 100% of the torque to the front wheels or simply do a 50/50 split between the front and rear axle, depending on road conditions. And for safety, you will get Traffic Sign Assistant, Following Distance Indication, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning activated automatically at speeds of over 60 km/h.
For connectivity business, it is taken care off by the OnStar services, while two versions of the new-gen IntelliLink infotainment system will make their debut. 2017 Opel Mokka X will make its debut at 2016 Geneva Motor Show next March.
Text: Andhika Pradityo