Opel introduces eye-catching new Mokka
The Opel Mokka entered the South African market a few years ago and it quietly just sat in the corner with very little interest given to it. The refreshed Mokka under the custodianship of the Stellantis Group is bound to change that. This striking machine has just been launched and we have the details.
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.
The silhouette of the new Opel Mokka stands out, especially from the front which features the most striking element, the Opel Vizo. The 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". It does truly look exceptional in our opinion.
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 new infotainment system ensures perfect connectivity to inform or entertain the driver and passengers. Monitors are an integral part of Opel's new Pure Panel and are ideally positioned in relation to the driver. The Elegance model is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen IntelliLink infotainment system while the GS Line features a 10-inch, the system allows music playback via USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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-aluminium 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.
In terms of safety, the Mokka employs Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection on GS Line models that 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.
Customers 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