By Al Qalam reporter
Since 2014 the Mokka has sold 60 000 units across the world. The Mokka is stylish; with the X denoting that it is an SUV. The front grille and rear end have been reworked, while inside it gets a new look, especially the dashboard area.
There aren’t confusing buttons like in the previous version. The current interior has an air of subtle sophistication.
The new headlight clusters that combine daytime running lamps and LED technology are new. The mechanicals remain unchanged and there are 4 options available.
All four versions have manual or automatic transmissions and all are powered by a 1,4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It produces 103 kW of power and 200 N.m of torque. Fuel consumption is claimed between 5,9l/100 km and 6,6l/100km.
There’s plenty of space in the front seats thanks to the car’s tall proportions, but it’s pretty cramped in the back. The boot is small but not too shabby. It has a luggage capacity of 356-litres! If you fold the rear seats down you will get a huge 1 372-litres.
Some have described it as average behind the wheel but I was impressed, since you’re unlikely to be looking at a car in this segment for driving thrills. This 1.4-litre engine is fairly peppy and will be quick enough for most. It’s strong enough to cope with overtaking and freeway journeys, and the power is delivered pretty smoothly across the rev band.
Although only a slight upgrade, I think the Mokka will be a hit, especially for its looks.
PRICING OF THE OPEL MOKKA X
Enjoy 6MT: R317 500
Enjoy 6AT: R328 400
Cosmo 6MT: R357 400
Cosmo 6AT: R368 100