After being revealed almost three months ago at the 2016 Geneva Motor show in Switzerland the new Mokka X specs and release date are revealed.
On the list of new features is, revised exterior and interior styling, new technology and new engines including a 151bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit and a economical 72.4mpg (combined) 109bhp 1.6 litre diesel engine which is a more viable option for towing with all that torque a diesel produces.
A total of four trim levels will be available in the new Vauxhall Mokka that includes, Design-Nav Active, Elite and Elite Nav. The cheapest is the Design Nav 1.6 litre petrol manual retailing at £17,590 on the road, then all the way up to £26,765 the range topping Elite Nav 1.6 litre diesel all wheel drive model.
Alongside the new stuff, Vauxhall has added the X to the model name. The Mokka X is the first SUV to feature the X which will be present on all Vauxhall SUVs. This may well indicate new SUV models in the future from Vauxhall. Currently the Mokka X is in the same small compact crossover section as the Ford Ecosport , Renault Captur, Nissan Juke and the recently revealed Peugeot 2008. So we may well see a contender to go up against the mighty Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar.
2016 Mokka X technology and Equipment
Standard issue equipment has been improved over the last Mokka. The entry level Design Nav gets 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights and silver roof rails are also standard. All Models come with an eight inch touch-screen in the centre of the dash, from this control screen you can operate the latest version of Intellilink from Vauxhall and it will also be fully compatible with the next level of car and phone connectivity from Apple with Carplay and Google’s Android Auto.
All new Vauxhall Mokka models will come with OnStar the technology first introduced in the USA from Vauxhall’s parent company General Motors. OnStar will in the event of a crash or collision determine whether or not help is needed from local ambulance services.
Interior and Exterior Styling
On the outside Vauxhall has gone for that more modern angular look with fewer plastic inserts in the front and rear bumpers and a new daytime LED pattern that have a double wing looking style to them. New sharper looking headlight clusters, a wider but shallower front grille and front fog lights that blend into the bumper’s new design.
On the inside there is a completely new dashboard, a new instrument cluster and a refreshed centre console. The whole new design is based around clearing up the buttons for a simplistic look and feel as many of the manufacturers are focusing on a minimalistic design these days that pairs with a new controlling centre touch-screen. They have also worked on the ergonomics of the seating and are rated as one of the most comfortable by the campaign for Healthier backs.
Orders for the new 2016 Vauxhall Mokka X are now being taken with deliveries starting in October later this year browse all of our Vauxhall Mokka deals here