The Opel Mokka will debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor
An Australian release is likely in 2013.
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11th January, 2012
A new name and a new segment for the General Motors owned German brand:
Opel's sub-compact sports utility vehicle named Mokka will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012.
With the new Mokka, Opel is the first German manufacturer to launch a contender in the growing sub-compact SUV segment.
Despite its 4.28 metre length, the Opel Mokka can accommodate five people in a commanding position. It also delivers on
Opel’s promise to combine attractive design with innovative technologies and functionalities.
“The Opel Mokka takes its strengths from traditional, larger SUVs and fits them into a modern compact format,”
says Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke. “The Mokka extends Opel’s vehicle line and continues the momentum we’ve built up
over the last few years with our strong product offensive. It also energises the new SUV B-segment that is predicted to
grow considerably over the next years.”
Dynamic driving experience and lifestyle
The Opel Mokka blends functionality and a comfortable, high seating position with a flavour of adventure. It can be
fitted with an all-wheel drive technology that seamlessly shifts torque to the rear wheels when required for better
traction and handling. Power is provided by three efficient engines. All manual transmissions are equipped with the fuel
saving Opel Start/Stop system. The petrol engine choice comprises an 85 kW/115 hp, 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated engine
as well as a 103 kW/140 hp 1.4 l Turbo with 200 Nm of torque. On the diesel side, there is a 93 kw/130 hp 1.7 CDTI turbo
diesel with 300 Nm of torque. Both the 1.4 Turbo and the 1.7 CDTI can be combined either with six-speed manual or
six-speed automatic transmissions.
The Mokka introduces new cutting edge technologies to the SUV B-segment, such as a string of Driver Assistance Systems
based on the Opel Eye front camera system, as well as a rear view camera. Furthermore, the Opel Mokka carries ergonomic
seating that has been certified by AGR – the German healthy back expert organisation “Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.”. In
addition to a generous loading space, the Mokka offers the fully integrated, latest generation Flex-Fix bicycle carrier
that is exclusive to Opel.
With all these features, the Mokka has been designed for people with active and refined lifestyles.
Bold SUV design combined with refined functionality
With the Mokka, Opel’s design philosophy of blending “sculptural artistry with German precision” finds a new expression
in the sub-compact SUV segment. The Opel Mokka displays a bold attitude with sculpted and elegant traits while retaining a
sporty edge. These are energised by Opel’s typical “blade” on the bodyside that sweeps upwards to the rear. The Mokka’s
sporty 'character' is also re-enforced by its higher ground clearance which also makes it suitable for unsealed roads, as
well as its 1,540 mm wide tracks. Its robust looks are further enhanced by 18” alloy wheels which are standard in the
Enjoy and Cosmo trim levels.
In the interior, the new Mokka displays typical Opel values such as versatility and user-friendly functionality. The
Mokka provides up to 1,372 litres of loading space, as well as up to 19 storage locations. Loading capacity of the Mokka
can be complimented with the new generation rear bicycle carrier Flex-Fix – which supports an active lifestyle. Opel is
the only manufacturer to offer such a system. The user-friendly carrier is fully integrated in the rear, functions like a
drawer and can accommodate up to three bicycles at a time.
All-Wheel-Drive, Front-Wheel-Drive and exclusive technologies are available
Front-Wheel and All-Wheel-Drive are both available in the new Opel Mokka. The All-Wheel Drive System ensures a high
level of stability and safety, while also extending Mokka’s capabilities to more rugged environments. When handling and
traction are put to the test, the system automatically and seamlessly transfers power to the rear wheels.
Standard features that enhance the driving experience across all Mokka versions include the Electronic Stability
Control (ESC), the Traction Control (TC) as well as the Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) systems –
which improve driving comfort and safety in uphill or downhill terrain.
Rich and refined, the Opel Mokka makes cutting-edge technologies available to the SUV B-segment. The Advanced
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL+) which increases driving safety is based on the 3rd generation Bi-Xenon lighting system
that includes High Beam Assist (HBA). The new generation Opel Eye front camera is also available on board. It gives the
driver access to several functions including Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and the second generation of Traffic Sign
No other sub-compact SUV offers such a system that increases safety and driving comfort.
The Opel Mokka will be available at European Opel dealerships from the end of 2012, with details and confirmation for
an Australian release to be anounced in due course.