Extra Efficient Engines: New Opel Mokka Combines Fun and Modernity
e8Rüsselsheim. Hot on the heels of the new battery-electric Opel Mokka-e, the German carmaker is now announcing the new Mokka with state-of-the-art internal combustion engines. Highly efficient and more compact than ever, the new Mokka is the perfect combination of fun and modernity – ideal for the urban jungle as well as the wide open spaces of the Autobahn.
“The new Opel Mokka features everything the brand stands for – today and in the future”, says Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller. “Fun, efficient and thoroughly innovative, the Mokka exactly symbolises the values of our brand – exciting, approachable, German. Our customers are free to choose whether they want to order the Mokka with electric drive or one of our new extra efficient engines.”
Despite a slightly longer wheelbase (+2.0 mm), the new Mokka is 12.5 cm shorter than the previous model, while offering its five passengers a similar loading space of up to 350 litres in its luggage compartment. Its total length of only 4.15 metres makes it super-easy to manoeuvre and park in urban and suburban areas.
The design of the new Mokka surprises with stunning proportions and captivating precision from its overall, bold looks characterised by short overhangs and a well-planted, wide stance, down to the smallest detail. The newcomer also stands out as the first model that features the future brand face and next generation fully digital cockpit: the Opel Vizor and the Opel Pure Panel, respectively. The horizontally stretched instrument panel integrates two widescreen displays; the one in front of the driver is up to 12 inches in size. In order to allow intuitive usage and the driver’s continuous focus on the road, Opel designers retained control buttons for essential functions.
With the GS Line trim, Opel offers for the first time a sportier looking version of the Mokka. This new trim – including as standard red signature daylight opening, high-gloss black Vizor, black instead of chrome exterior trim elements and badges, specific front seat fabric, red instrument panel trim, black-finished light alloy wheels, two-tone roof and black headliner – make the Mokka a real eye-catcher.
Innovative technologies for all: new Mokka continues Opel tradition
The new Mokka stays true to Opel's brand-defining tradition of making innovative technologies from higher vehicle classes available to a wide range of buyers. These include advanced systems such as ACC (Advanced Cruise Control) and Active Lane Positioning. The lighting system also offers leading technologies with the adaptive and therefore glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light featuring 14 elements, unique in the segment. All Mokka model variants come standard with LED lights at the front and rear, an electric parking brake as well as traffic sign recognition. A 180-degree panorama rear-view camera and automatic park assist is also available.
The new Mokka is based on a new version of the company's highly efficient multi-energy platform CMP (Common Modular Platform). This lightweight and efficient modular system offers maximum flexibility in vehicle development and allows the use of a purely battery-electric drive as well as internal combustion engines. The customer has the choice.
The engineering team in Rüsselsheim has particularly worked on massively containing weight on one hand, saving up to 120 kg vs the previous generation, and enhancing the body stiffness on the other hand. The benefits are obvious: the new Mokka consumes substantially less, while being much more responsive, agile and fun to drive.
New engines: Ideal balance between efficiency and performance
The lively yet economical petrol and diesel engines offer power outputs ranging from 74W (100hp) to 96kW (130hp). Moderate fuel consumption and superior performance are characteristic of all powertrain options (preliminary fuel consumption NEDC1: combined 3.8-4.8 l/100km, 100-111 g/km CO2).
Wide torque plateau for petrol engines: Top driveability
High efficiency and lively performance are characteristic of the new petrol engines. Internal friction and friction losses are minimised. The turbocharger also reacts immediately, with strong torque development already at low rpm. Maximum torque of the 74kW (100hp) 1.2 is 205Nm; the top 96kW (130hp) unit even develops 230Nm. With the majority of maximum torque available in a wide band, both engines are notable for their high driveability. At least 95 per cent of maximum torque is available between 1,500 and 3,750rpm – in combination with the low vehicle weight, this enables very good driveability.
The driving performance matches the high efficiency of the engines. The new Mokka with 96kW (130hp) and manual transmission reaches a maximum speed of 202km/h2, with zero to 100km/h acceleration in 9.2 seconds. Equally impressive is the 1.2 Turbo with 74kW (100hp). With a top speed of 182km/h, it accelerates from zero to 100km/h in around eleven seconds.
The 74kW (100hp) entry-level engine is fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. With the 96kW (130hp) 1.2, customers can choose from a six-speed manual or a smooth eight-speed automatic. Adaptive shift programmes and Quickshift-technology represent the state-of-the-art in the Mokka’s market segment. Drivers can shift gears themselves via the standard paddles at the steering wheel.
High-tech and high efficiency: 1.5 diesel
The two petrol engines are joined by a lively 1.5-litre diesel with six-speed manual transmission, producing 81kW (110hp) and maximum torque of 250Nm (preliminary fuel consumption NEDC1: combined 3.8 l/100km, 100 g/km CO2).
For optimum exhaust after-treatment, the diesel engine’s emissions reduction system – consisting of a passive oxidation catalyst/NOx adsorber, AdBlue injector, SCR catalyst and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) – is grouped together as a compact single unit, as near as possible to the engine. The NOx adsorber acts as a cold start catalyst, reducing NOx emissions at temperatures below the SCR light-off.
Fans of electric-mobility can order the Opel Mokka-e. The common modular platform (CMP) accommodates a variety of powertrains.
Leader in the segment: high-tech assistance systems and lighting technology
The new Mokka arrives in the B-segment with top innovations that until recently have only been available in the luxury class. Forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection operates at speeds above 5.0km/h. If a vehicle or pedestrian ahead is approached too fast, the system sounds a warning chime and displays a message in the Driver Information Centre. If a collision is imminent, the braking system is prepared and, if necessary, emergency braking is deployed to minimise the effects of a potential collision. Below 30km/h, the system can bring the vehicle to a complete stop. If the speed exceeds 30km/h, speed is reduced and the driver must actively brake.
Adaptive cruise control maintains a certain distance between the new Mokka and the vehicle ahead, using radar and camera sensors. Operative between 30 and 180km/h. The vehicle speed increases or decreases to follow the vehicle ahead, but will not exceed the set speed. With automatic transmission, the system offers additional stop and go functionality. It can brake the car to a standstill and follow the vehicle ahead in traffic jams.
The new Mokka underlines again that Opel is a leader in lighting technology. All variants are equipped with latest generation LED lamps – from daytime running lights in typical Opel graphics to headlamps and front fog lights. An absolute highlight in this segment is the adaptive IntelliLux LED® matrix light with a total of 14 elements. As with the Opel Insignia, Opel Astra and the new Opel Corsa, the lighting system enables driving on permanent high beam. In order to prevent glare for drivers of oncoming or preceding vehicles, the individual LED elements can switch off in milliseconds to cut vehicles out of the light cone – nobody is dazzled, yet Mokka passengers experience stadium-like illumination. In the rear, the choice for LED-only technology has allowed designers to go for very thin, stretched lights enhancing the feeling of precision and quality.
Excellent seating engineering is par excellence typical of Opel. Various six-way ergonomic seats are available, which are individually adjustable. A sporty Alcantara and a classic full leather interior are both orderable – highly unusual for a vehicle in the B segment. The crowning glory is the heated leather seat with perforated surface and massage function for the driver
The driver and front-seat passenger can place their smartphones in the storage tray provided in the centre console. Compatible telephones recharge here inductively (wireless). A formed rubber mat prevents the devices from sliding around.
The new infotainment range perfectly networks and entertains Mokka drivers and passengers. Multimedia Radio and Multimedia Navi systems with a 7-inch colour touchscreen and the top-of-the-line system Multimedia Navi Pro with a high-resolution 10-inch colour touchscreen are available. The monitors are integral with the new Pure Panel from Opel and ideally positioned towards the driver.
The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible multimedia systems feature integrated voice control. The new Mokka also offers the OpelConnect service. LIVE navigation3 with real-time traffic information, plus a direct link to breakdown assistance and eCall make journeys even more relaxing for drivers and passengers. If the airbags or seatbelt tensioners deploy in an accident, eCall contacts the local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) automatically.
 The preliminary fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures mentioned are determined according to the new World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure WLTP (Regulation EU 2017/948), and the relevant values are translated back into NEDC to allow the comparability with other vehicles. Please contact your dealer for the latest information. The values do not take into account in particular use and driving conditions, equipment or options and may vary depending on the format of tires.
 All performance figures preliminary.
 LIVE navigation services available free-of-charge for 36 months after activation. Payment for Live navigation services required thereafter.