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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Vauxhall Mokka SUV: engine specs confirmed

New 2021 Vauxhall Mokka SUV: engine specs confirmed


Vauxhall has launched additional particulars on the Mokka’s powertrain line-up, confirming specs for SUV’s vary of petrol and diesel engines. The combustion engines will sit alongside a pure- electrical powertrain within the Mokka’s vary, permitting Vauxhall to compete with the likes of the Kia Niro, Hyundai Kona and MINI hatchback.

The Vauxhall Mokka’s petrol vary relies on PSA’s acquainted turbocharged 1.2-litre three- cylinder unit. Two outputs can be found – the entry-level mannequin produces 99bhp and 205Nm of torque, whereas the range-topping variant presents 128bhp and 230Nm of torque.

The 99bhp petrol engine offers the Mokka a 0–62mph time of round 11 seconds and a prime pace of 113mph. Gas economic system figures are additionally predictably environment friendly, with a claimed WLTP vary of between 49.6mpg and 51.4mpg. Emissions figures comply with swimsuit at between 124 and 128g/km of CO2, which ought to put the Mokka within the seventh least expensive road-tax bracket.

The stronger 128bhp petrol unit lowers the Mokka’s 0–62mph time to 9.2 seconds and will increase its prime pace to 125mph, whereas economic system and emissions figures are additionally marginally improved. The previous stands at between 50.4mpg and 51.4mpg, whereas the latter ranges between 123 and 126g/km of CO2.

Vauxhall additionally presents the Mokka with a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, additionally plucked from the PSA elements bin. The unit is just accessible with a six-speed handbook gearbox – and Vauxhall says it’ll return as much as 65.7mpg on the WLTP mixed cycle, whereas emitting as little as 114g/km of CO2.

The swap to PSA’s multi-energy CMP underpinnings signifies that there received’t be a plug-in hybrid model of this Mokka, nonetheless, as a result of the platform merely isn’t engineered for that expertise. However the combustion-engined variants must convey notable effectivity beneficial properties over the outgoing mannequin, as a result of this new automotive is as much as 120kg lighter.

Above the combustion-engined fashions sits the pure-electric Mokka-e. It’s powered by the identical electrical drivetrain discovered within the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208, which includes a 50kWh battery pack and a front-mounted electrical motor with an output of 134bhp and 260Nm of torque.

Efficiency figures are but to be confirmed, however Vauxhall says the Mokka-e will cowl 201 miles on a single cost. The powertrain will even provide assist for just about all home charging requirements, in addition to commercially accessible DC speedy charging programs.

New 2021 Vauxhall Mokka: trim and gear

The brand new Vauxhall Mokka shall be accessible with a broad vary of expertise, together with adaptive LED matrix headlamps and a 180-degree rear-view digicam. There’ll be loads of driver help expertise programs, too, akin to adaptive cruise management, computerized emergency braking, site visitors signal recognition and energetic lane positioning help.

Inside, the Mokka guarantees an additional step up in design and high quality over Vauxhall’s outgoing vary. Present Mokka homeowners ought to see a bounce within the high quality of supplies on provide – full leather-based upholstery shall be accessible, together with Alcantara trim and a heated driver’s seat with a therapeutic massage operate.

There are additionally no standard devices within the Mokka’s cabin; as a substitute there’s a digital show of as much as 12 inches throughout, which operates together with an additional infotainment display screen (measuring both seven or 10 inches, relying on the trim stage) within the centre that’s angled extra in the direction of the driving force.

The meant impact of the set-up, referred to as Pure Panel, is for the structure to appear to be one lengthy show, and it appears a extra coherent design right here than the association within the newest Corsa. It additionally helps to chop down on the variety of buttons on the fascia.

Vauxhall will even provide a sports-inspired SRi mannequin, which comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, black and purple exterior trim, a two-tone paint scheme and a gloss black radiator grille. Inside, consumers get distinctive seat upholstery and purple trim for the instrument binnacle.

The brand new Mokka’s boot capability is described as “as much as 350 litres,” which is simply six litres shy of the house provided within the outdated Mokka X. However this could possibly be a sign that electrical variations have rather less flexibility within the place of the boot flooring, as is the case in its sister automotive, the Peugeot e-2008.

New 2021 Vauxhall Mokka: design and styling

Revealed right here in full after months of teaser pictures, the second-generation Mokka will get a radical new look in contrast with its predecessor. The brand new mannequin is 125mm shorter than its predecessor, however it has smaller entrance and rear overhangs, and the wheelbase has truly been prolonged very barely – by two millimetres.

Meaning this new Mokka ought to really feel extra compact than the outdated Mokka X, but preserve at the least the identical stage of house and practicality. The brand new automotive is wider, too, giving it a extra aggressive stance.

The general look of the SUV is kind of completely different from the outgoing Mokka X’s. It’s closely influenced by the Opel GT X Experimental, an idea that was launched again in 2018. It makes use of a lot of that automotive’s front-end remedy, together with an ultra-slim LED daytime working gentle and a extra distinguished badge within the grille.

The brand new front-end remedy has its personal identify, too. Referred to as Vauxhall Vizor, it’s set to be adopted on each new Vauxhall for the remainder of this decade. The agency’s design boss, Mark Adams, mentioned: “That is what the Vauxhall design of the long run will appear to be. The brand new Mokka exhibits athletic proportions mixed with exactly structured, flowing surfaces.”

Its roofline is just like the idea’s too, and though the manufacturing automotive doesn’t function the GT X’s rear-hinged again doorways, Vauxhall’s designers have used a single chrome detailing line to present the impression of a extra rakish look.

New 2021 Vauxhall Mokka-e: how far will it go?

Vauxhall believes the pure-electric Mokka-e will cater for many charging wants. It has assist for as much as three-phase 11kW charging in AC mode for charging at house, whereas 100kW DC functionality ought to be normal, permitting the automotive to be topped up shortly at public cost factors to greater than half of its 201-mile capability in lower than half an hour.

Assist for the even quicker requirements being rolled out at networks akin to Ionity is unlikely at this worth level – however then, with a comparatively modest battery measurement of 50kWh, it’s debatable whether or not the Mokka-e wants it anyway.

New Mokka: what it must beat

Renault Captur

  • Value from: £30,495
  • EV vary: 30 miles

The newest era of Captur represents a serious bounce ahead for Renault’s child SUV, with much-improved high quality and end inside, extra environment friendly powertrains and an altogether extra grown-up expertise.

The Captur can’t match the Mokka’s all-electric credentials, however there’s a plug-in hybrid model referred to as E-Tech. It takes successful on boot house however it will possibly journey as much as 30 miles on electrical energy alone – whereas nonetheless providing the long-distance flexibility that comes with a petroleum engine.

MG ZS EV

  • Value from: £25,495
  • EV vary: 163 miles

Chinese language-owned MG used expertise from its father or mother firm to give you one of many early pure-electric small SUVs – and the ZS EV is likely one of the extra keenly priced choices available in the market.

The vary is a modest 163 miles, however that may be sufficient for a lot of city customers – and the ZS has respectable house inside for passengers and baggage. The drive is uninvolving, and a few of the cabin high quality iffy – however at this worth, the MG deserves to be on many shortlists.

Peugeot 2008

  • Value from: £28,150
  • EV vary: 206 miles

The pure-electric Mokka’s hardest rival could be its shut relative, the Peugeot 2008. Its sits on the identical CMP platform, and in consequence its technical make-up seems remarkably just like the Vauxhall’s.

You’ll be able to have the 2008 with a alternative of petrol, diesel and electrical energy – and must you select the final of these choices, you’ll have round 200 miles of vary. The important thing distinction could possibly be pricing – and Vauxhall’s willingness to push the Mokka tougher on finance offers.

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