VAUXHALL

VAUXHALL MOKKA HATCHBACK 1.2 Turbo Ultimate 5dr

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WLTP - CO2126 g/km

Vauxhall needs more of a competitive presence in the industry's fastest growing segment, that for small trendy SUVs. And, courtesy of PSA engineering, this second generation Mokka model provides it. There's nothing that changes the class norm here, but we can't remember a more visually appealing Vauxhall in recent memory - and that has to be a good thing.

A MORE MENACING MOKKA

Vauxhall has reimagined what its little Mokka SUV can be. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall needs more of a competitive presence in the industry's fastest growing segment, that for small trendy SUVs. And, courtesy of PSA engineering, this second generation Mokka model provides it. There's nothing that changes the class norm here, but we can't remember a more visually appealing Vauxhall in recent memory - and that has to be a good thing.

Background

Welcome to the fresh new face of Vauxhall, showcased here by the trendy so-called 'Vauxhall Visor' look of this second generation Mokka SUV. You might remember the Mokka, one of the earlier small crossovers, first introduced in 2012, then updated and relaunched as the Mokka X in 2016, which then petered out in 2019 as its place in the range became squeezed between the (smaller) Crossland X and the (larger) Grandland X. Like those two cars - but unlike the original Mokka - this MK2 design is based on the engineering of Vauxhall's French PSA parent group. That means it's basically the same underneath as a MK2 Peugeot 2008 or a DS 3 Crossback. Which in turn means that there's also a full-electric version, the Mokka-e.

Driving Experience

No surprises beneath the bonnet. Not if, mindful of this car's PSA-sourced engineering, you're expecting a carry-over from the Peugeot 2008 anyway. If you're looking for a combustion engine, there are three choices - two petrol and a single diesel. The least powerful unit is a 1.2-litre turbo petrol powerplant with 100PS which is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The same Puretech-sourced three cylinder unit can also be had with 130PS, in which guise you can optionally specify an 8-speed auto gearbox. If you're one of the few customers in this segment that still want a diesel, there's a 1.5-litre black pump-fuelled unit with 110PS that uses a 6-speed manual gearbox. Like the Peugeot 208 and the DS 3 Crossback, this Mokka sits on the PSA Group's latest CMP platform - which, incidentally, can't support a plug-in hybrid powertrain, so there'll be no competitor here to Renault's Captur PHEV. You can though, have a full-electric variant, the Mokka-e, which, like the Corsa-e and the Peugeot e-208, uses a 50kWh battery pack and a front-mounted electric motor which puts out 135PS and 260Nm of torque. Vauxhall claims the Mokka-e will be able to cover a WLTP-rated range of 209 miles on a single charge.

Design and Build

This is what the Vauxhall of the future will look like - according at least to the brand's design boss Mark Adams. He is primarily referring to this MK2 Mokka's assertive front end treatment, previewed back in 2018 by the Opel GT X Experimental concept car which first showed us the so-called 'Vauxhall Visor' look made up of bold nose treatment featuring ultra-slim LED daytime running lights and more prominent badgework. The idea here is that this second generation design should feel more compact than its predecessor; it actually is 125mm shorter and has smaller front and rear overhangs. But the wheelbase is fractionally longer, so there's just as much space inside. Which you should feel when you take a seat in the cabin. Behind the wheel, this Gallic-influenced design is of course nothing like the previous Korean-sourced car. There are no conventional gauges: just a 12-inch digital instrument display, which works in conjunction with a central infotainment monitor that's either 7 or 10-inches in size depending on trim and is angled towards the driver. The layout uses what is called 'Pure Panel' design to make the two screens look like one long display. Predictably, materials quality is of a much higher grade than the old model. But space in the back isn't much different - though it's much better of course, than you get in a Corsa. The 350-litre boot is much the same size as that of the previous model too. It's 310-litres in the Mokka-e.

Market and Model

There are two main trim levels - 'GS Line' and 'Ultimate'. The combustion models get and entry-level 'Design' grade too. Pricing is similar to a Peugeot 2008, which means that it sits in the £22,500-£30,000 bracket for the combustion models. Which is a little bit of a step up from the brand's alternative small SUV, the Crossland. Think around £30,500 for either version of the all-electric Mokka-e, after deduction of the government's £1,500 PiCG grant. At least you'll get a broad selection of technology for that, including on upper-spec models features like adaptive LED matrix headlamps and a 180-degree rear view camera. Vauxhall also promises plenty of camera safety systems as well - things like autonomous braking, traffic sign recognition, Active Lane Assist and adaptive cruise control. Luxury interior features that you can specify include leather upholstery, alcantara trim and heated driver's seat that can include a massage function. On lower-spec models, you'll get a 7-inch centre dash screen, but you can upgrade that to the 10-inch monitor that's fitted as standard at the top of the range. Talking of the top of the range, that's where you'll find the sporty 'GS Line' model, which features 18-inch alloy wheels, a 2-tone paint scheme, a gloss black radiator grille and black and red exterior trim. The cabin features unique seat trimming and red flashes on the instrument binnacle.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the WLTP-rated fuel and CO2 stats - which unsurprisingly, are pretty much identical to those you'd get from Peugeot 2008 or a DS 3 Crossback. Both the 1.2-litre petrol units (100 & 130PS) offer a combined cycle reading of up to 51.4mpg and an emissions figure of up to 124g/km of CO2 - which puts the Mokka in the 30% BiK tax bracket. If you'd rather have the perkier 130PS petrol unit with auto transmission, the readings are 47.9mpg, with CO2 up to 133g/km, The single diesel variant can return up to 65.7mpg and emits 114g/km of CO2. As for the pure electric Mokka-e, we mentioned earlier that it will cover a 209 mile WLTP-rated range. The powertrain can support most domestic charging standards, as well as most commercially offered DC rapid charging systems. It has support for up to 3-phase 11kW charging in AC mode for home use: and 100kW DC capability is standard, allowing the car to be replenished at a public charging point to over 50% capacity in under half an hour. What else? Well, Vauxhall being a mainstream brand, residual values aren't as strong as, for example, you'd get from a rival Honda HR-V, but the Mokka claws the advantage back with modest cost of options and very affordable servicing you can budget for with a range of pre-paid servicing plans. There's an unremarkable, but potentially extendable, three year 60,000 mile warranty.

Summary

This second generation Mokka represents a new kind of assertive identity for Vauxhall as it seeks to carve out a more distinctive volume brand niche within the PSA Group portfolio of brands. It certainly makes more of a driveway statement than its predecessor - as you'd hope it would given that it sells at a slightly higher price point. And the engineering is at a different level to anything previously seen in a Vauxhall SUV. It would probably be too much to hope here that this second generation Mokka would bring anything completely new to it segment - it doesn't. But customers of small crossovers aren't really looking for engineering ingenuity. Usually, they want to make a pavement statement - and this car does that with a lot more brio than quite a few of its class rivals. Will that be enough here? It'll be interesting to see.

  • Variable front intermittent wipers
  • Heated rear window+rear wash/wipe
  • Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window
  • Solar heat absorbing windscreen
  • Windscreen and side window demist vents
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility
  • Two speed rain-sensitive windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe

  • Forward collision alert at all speed
  • Automatic emergency city braking
  • Straight line stability control
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Drag torque control
  • Hill start assist
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Cornering brake control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brake force distribution

  • Fully carpeted load area

  • Smartphone integration compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless charging pad

  • Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
  • Automatic adaptive cruise control
  • Power assisted speed sensitive steering
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Front and rear parking distance sensors
  • Front camera system
  • Advanced Park Assist
  • Panoramic rear view camera

  • Engine start/stop button
  • Start/stop system

  • Exterior temperature display
  • Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
  • Lights on audible warning
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Side blind spot alert and flank guard
  • Sports switch with engine sound enhancement
  • 12" digital instrument cluster
  • Vauxhall connect with e-Call

  • Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors
  • Automatically dimming anti dazzle rear view mirror
  • Black door mirror housings

  • Instrument panel bar in polar silver
  • Black facia with silver trim insert
  • Atlantis black trim inserts of front doors

  • Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming
  • Mobile phone portal - bluetooth connect, vehicle microphone, handsfree calls, SMS read out and reply, phone book access
  • Front USB connection
  • Multimedia Navi pro infotainment with satellite nav, 10" colour touchscreen, 6 speakers, DAB radio, 12" instrument panel, Apple carplay/Android auto
  • Two rear USB sockets
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Flexible Roof Mounted Radio Aerial

  • Black rear roof spoiler
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Chrome effect upper window moulding
  • Chrome effect skid plates
  • Rear side wing doors

  • IntelliLux Matrix LED headlights with adaptive forward lighting
  • High beam assist with anti glare
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • Automatic lighting control with tunnel detection
  • Hazard warning lights
  • LED side repeat indicators
  • LED front fog lamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Reversing light
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Rear foglight
  • Adaptive brake lights

  • Air recirculation system
  • Electronic climate control (ECC)
  • Four adjustable facia vents
  • Cabin particulate filter - removes dust, airborne particles and pollen
  • 4 speed fan with illuminated controls

  • 3 spoke flat bottomed leather steering wheel with satin chrome bezel
  • Black headliner
  • Centre console with two cup holders at front and one in rear
  • Door pockets with two litre capacity
  • Twin gas assisted tailgate struts
  • Alloy sports pedals
  • Front centre armrest with storage
  • Four load restraint lashing eyes
  • Interior tailgate handle
  • Reach + rake adjustable steering column
  • Alcantara/leather upholstery
  • Chrome effect interior door handles
  • 12V Accessory socket
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Luggage compartment cover

  • Interior courtesy light
  • Front map reading lights
  • Illuminated load area
  • Luggage compartment lighting

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
  • Deactivation switch for front passenger front and side impact airbags
  • Driver drowsiness alert system
  • Driver and front passenger airbags, front seat side impact airbags, full size curtain airbags
  • Seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Inertia reel lap and diagonal seatbelts for all seats
  • Child proof locks on rear doors

  • 6 way manual adjustable driver fore/aft, up/down with reclining seatback
  • 6 way manual adjustable front passenger fore/aft, up/down with reclining seatback
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
  • Heated front seats

  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Freewheeling door locks
  • Visible vehicle identification number
  • Key left in ignition audible warning
  • Remote control central locking
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Remote control ultrasonic security alarm system
  • Electronically protected audio equipment

  • 6 speed manual transmission

  • Driver and passenger sun visors with vanity mirror

  • 18" bi colour alloy wheels

  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 126

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 75
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 90.5
  • CC: 1199
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 12
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 50.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 5.6

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: 12500
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 73
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 75
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 58
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 64
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 4
  • Badge Power: 130
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.2
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Coin Series: Ultimate
  • Coin Description: Turbo
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000

  • Engine Power - BHP: 130
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • Engine Power - KW: 96
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 170
  • Engine Torque - NM: 230
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 23.5

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY

  • Wheelbase: 2561
  • Length: 4151
  • Width: 1791
  • Height: 1531
  • Height (including roof rails): N

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 350
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Roof Load: 70
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1105
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 44
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1200
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 620

  • Black roof: Included
  • Body colour roof: £0
  • Premium metallic paint: £700
  • Brilliant paint: Included
  • Metallic paint: £600
  • White roof: £300

  • Metallic - Diamond black: £600
  • Metallic - Quartz grey: £600
  • Metallic - Voltaic blue: £600

  • Brilliant paint - White Jade: £0
  • Premium metallic paint - Mamba green: £700
  • Premium metallic paint - Power red: £700

  • Alcantara/leather - Jet black: £0

  • Emergency tyre inflation kit: Included
  • Spare wheel provision: £20

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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