Opel : and if we took a bit of Mokka ! | Automotive

Compared to the old Mokka that it replaces, and it does no item, the new Mokka introduces a set of new features that is due more to the office of studies of PSA

Opel : and if we took a bit of Mokka ! | Automotive

Compared to the old Mokka that it replaces, and it does no item, the new Mokka introduces a set of new features that is due more to the office of studies of PSA, the new owner of the German mark, the engineers in Rüsselsheim. No doubt, the industrial logic plays here full up to deprive the new entrant of its version 4-wheel drive and the credit attached to its role as a true SUV. Instead, it provides entry to a full version of electric that is more in tune with the times. With a horizon that turns pointedly to the green, the constraint to reduce the consumption and the CO2 is sometimes drastic.

Opel Mokka © Opel

While the communication of the axe brand willingly arguments about the German origins of its production, it is clear that it is a bit of a cream pie, starting with its position on the chains of Poissy. The rule of the PSA group by families, regardless of the brand, in the same plants prevail here. With probably 80 % of the elements derived from the platform CPM and its engines, the common basis for the group's brands PSA requires the Mokka a decrease in size as it loses not less than 13 cm in length and becomes even smaller than the Crossland X (4,21 m). Change foot for Opel, which, of the largest SUV in the segment, joined to 4.15 m long in the club of SUV's French-inspired, more compact.

The manufacturer provides, however, that, thanks to a mild increase in the wheelbase, you will discover a spaciousness comparable to that of the old Mokka and even a safety deposit remained at 350 litres. We will check this on parts, but this would mean that it was cut in the thickness of the structure and seating for clearing this up equivalent. Nevertheless, the curves of the previous Mokka, we pass now to the lines much more tense and current, and more particularly to a front panel "Vizor" which inaugurates the new appearance of future Opel. Inspired by the concept GT X Experimental, it does not lack in character and should fit to a mixed-use town road.

dashboard "detox"

Opel Mokka © Opel

To judge, it would take until early 2021 and the first deliveries this summer, revealing the price, which should position themselves competitively, slightly below its congeners to france. As if it is assigned to Germaine a mission to the Skoda in the Volkswagen group. A purchase malignant in any way, at the right price. Opel will field the same choice mechanical thermal (fuel and diesel) than its cousins and, from the outset, the version 100 % electric. Engine of 100 kW, battery of 50 kWh and three driving modes, the Mokka electric advance a range of 322 km in normal mode.

PSA strives to change the packaging, which provides a lot of work and importance to the style office in order to differentiate brands and models. After the Corsa, the Mokka is the second Opel drawn under the influence, and it succeeds rather, the German design was the basis, in general, well inspired. For the outside, note the chrome landeau and the bi-tone which suits very well to this body. We also note the nice dashboard called "detox" where it is easier to read and the order of the different instruments. 12 inches in front of the driver, 10 inches in the continuity of the media, this reminds us of the dashboard are implemented on the latest Mercedes, with the success that we know. The icing on the cake compared to cousins in france ?

the new identity of The Opel appears here on the Mokka © Opel

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 15:33

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