The Vauxhall Mokka will be the company’s first small SUV and it will be available with two petrol engines and one diesel, all with Start/Stop, and front or all-wheel drive.
The five-seater Mokka will enter the growing sub-compact SUV B-segment. It will be unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March and will be available at Vauxhall dealerships towards the end of 2012.
The Vauxhall Mokka can be specified with front-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive that shifts torque to the rear wheels when required for better traction and handling.
Power is provided by three efficient engines, all equipped with fuel saving Start/Stop technology.
The petrol offer comprises a 115 PS, 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated engine or a 140 PS 1.4-litre Turbo with 200 Nm of torque.
The diesel is a 130 PS 1.7 CDTI turbo with 300 Nm of torque.
Both the 1.4 Turbo and the 1.7 CDTI can be combined either with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.
The Mokka has 18” alloy wheels as standard on most models and it also offers the fully integrated, latest generation Flex-Fix bicycle carrier that is exclusive to Vauxhall. The carrier is fully integrated in the rear underbody, functioning like a drawer and accommodating up to three bicycles at a time.
Standard features across all models include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC) as well as Hill Start Assist (HAS) and Hill Descent Control (HDC ) systems.
The Mokka introduces new technologies to the SUV B-segment, such as Driver Assistance Systems including the new generation Vauxhall front camera system, giving the driver access to a number of functions including Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Alert (FCA) and second generation Traffic Sign Recognition.
There’s also an Advanced Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL+) based on the third generation Bi-Xenon lighting system that includes High Beam Assist (HBA).