Following the reveal of the new second-generation Mokka crossover in June 2020, Opel has now revealed additional combustion engine derivatives that will be offered alongside the all-electric Mokka.
When the new Mokka was shown earlier this year, many people, including us, were really impressed by the styling on offer and it also features an electric drivetrain with a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery and outputs of 100 kW and 260 Nm and with a range of about 322 km.
At the time, Opel confirmed that the new Mokka was under consideration for our market in 2022 but it remains unlikely that we will see the all-electric Mokka on local soil. However, Opel has now announced internal combustion engine derivatives for the new Mokka which will make a stronger business case for a South African introduction. The good news is that the styling will be near-identical to the electric Mokka and we may even see some sportier trim come to market such as the two-tone GS Line trim you see here.
The new Mokka will be offered with a choice of 2 petrol and 1 diesel engine option.
A 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine will offer 74 kW and 205 Nm of torque and will be mated with a 6-speed manual transmission. A more potent turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine will also be available with 96 kW and 230 Nm but in addition to a 6-speed manual, this engine will also be equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
A 1.5-;itre turbodiesel engine will round out the new Mokka range with 81 kW and 250 Nm and will be offered in conjunction a 6-speed manual transmission only.
Inside, the UK-spec Mokka provides passengers with access to a 7-inch or top-spec 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The interior look is further enhanced with a 12-inch digital instrument panel.
Other nice features include advanced cruise control, active lane positioning, 180-degree rear-view camera and automatic park assist. Specification for South Africa is likely to differ though and local engine and feature offerings will only be confirmed closer to the Mokka’s local introduction in 2022.