Vauxhall hopes to stir up market with new SUV
Its creators expect the newcomer to compete with the likes of Skoda’s Yeti and both the Nissan Juke and Qashqai, in what is becoming a very competitive sector of the market.
Mokka customers have a choice of three engines from launch – 113bhp 1.6-litre and 138bhp 1.4-litre turbo petrol units, and a 1.7-litre CDTi 128bhp diesel
The 1.6 comes in front-wheel-drive form, while the more powerful petrol and diesel can also be supplied with all-wheel-drive. The diesel is also offered with an auto transmission while the manual engines are fitted with Vauxhall’s fuel-saving Stop/Start system as standard.
The Mokka comes in three trim levels – S, Exclusiv and SE, with standard equipment including a DMB (Digital Media Broadcast) radio, air conditioning, a Descent Control System, cruise control, aux-in socket and multi-function trip computer.
Words by: James Charman