Vauxhall Mokka revised for new generation, EV model gains

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Vauxhall has gone radical with the second generation of its Mokka crossover, with a bold overhaul and an electric version available from launch.Fleeing from the conventional approach of its predecessor, the new Mokka also ditches the X suffix from its name. Its more expressive look is based around Vauxhall new Vizor before the end of the design, which will be rolled out in the rest of the British brand of the current range.

The Vizor distinctly forms a frame around the wing-shaped LED position lights and a “glare-free adaptation-matrix beam of LED headlights, which are claimed to be a first for the segment.

A chrome bar that extends to the side of windows visually separates the roof and leads to the rear, featuring the taillights in the same shape as on the front of the taillights.

The Mokka is a substantial 12.5 cm shorter than before, which is said to make it a “super-easy to maneuver and park”. This is entirely at the bottom to considerably reduce the overhangs (by 61mm at the front and 66mm at the rear), since the wheelbase is actually 2mm more, so the interior space is not hit for a 350 liters of the trunk remains. The car is also now 10mm wide.

The new Mokka interior is dominated by Vauxhall’s new Pure Panel: a Mercedes-style curved cockpit connecting the touchscreen digital display and infotainment instrument.

Cheaper variants make use of a 7.0 touch screen, but that amounts to 10.0 in on top models, combined with a 12.0 on the display dial. Tech includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with integrated voice control, in addition to the Vauxhall Connect with direct navigation data service and emergency call functions.

Buttons for crucial functions remain, as do physical climate control, while Vauxhall claims the electronic parking brake and (automatic) shift-by-wire speed selector to ensure “without protruding from the cloud element the purity of its design ”.

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