Opel Introduces the New Fully Electric Mokka SUV with a Stylish Design

Electric drive without CO2 emissions, plus an energetic and "charging" character – that's what the new Opel Mokka is.

The German brand is introducing the second generation of its compact bestseller — the powerful, dynamic, all-new Opel Mokka, which perfectly combines a cheerful disposition and modern technology. The car offers an all-electric drive with zero exhaust emissions. The car offers greater efficiency and compactness than ever before. As a result, the new vehicle turns into an ideal transport for city trips, as well as for high-speed motorways.

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The new Mokka is a headturner and will change the perception of our brand! With the Mokka, we are reinventing Opel and introducing our design of the next decade. It shows everything the brand stands for today and in the future: the Mokka is fun, efficient and innovative in all respects. In addition, it perfectly embodies the Opel brand values – exciting, approachable, German – in the most progressive way. It is the first Opel that is electric right from its market start; a real proof that Opel goes electric.

said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller enthusiastically.

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The new Opel Mokka: highlights

Despite a slight increase in the wheelbase (+2 mm), the new Opel Mokka is 12.5 cm shorter than its predecessor, while still offering sufficient internal space for five people and a useful 350-liter loading in its standard luggage compartment. With a total length of only 4.15 meters, the car is very convenient, simple, and maneuverable for driving and parking on tight city streets. The design of the new Opel Mokka impresses with its stunningly precise body proportions, fascinating accuracy of fitting details, bold design with short overhangs and visually wide body. It is especially worth noting that the new vehicle is the first model of the company that demonstrates the future brand face and a new fully digital dashboard: the Opel Vizor and Opel Pure Panel, respectively. There is no need in analog devices and fancy, useless decorative animations – now the driver can focus on the most essential information. The front fascia is a horizontal panel that combines two widescreen displays at once – the one installed in front of the driver is 12 inches in size. The second display is located in the central part of the cabin. At the same time, in order to maintain intuitive controls and avoid distracting, Opel’s designers have kept analogue buttons and physical controls for essential functions.

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The new Opel Mokka continues the brand's tradition of launching innovative technologies: from the world’s upper-class cars to mass-production models aimed at a wide range of buyers. These technologies include advanced systems such as ACC (Advanced Cruise Control) with the «Stop&Go» function. This function allows not only beginners, but also experienced drivers to easily and breezily pass traffic jams. Thus, the Opel Mokka-e can automatically follow the car in front without requiring any driver actions to control the brake or accelerator pedals. Another example: the Active Lane Positioning system that automatically keeps the Opel Mokka in the center of a lane. The lighting system is especially worth noting: it offers upper-class car technologies. We are talking about adaptive IntelliLux LED matrix headlights with 14 LED elements: this allows «cutting» passing or oncoming cars, so as not to blind their drivers – a unique solution in its class. It should be noted that all versions of the Opel Mokka already come standard with LED headlights and taillights, an electric parking brake, and a traffic-sign recognition system. A 180-degree panorama rear-view camera is also available for the new EV.

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The second-generation Opel Mokka is based on a new version of the high-performance CMP (Common Modular Platform), which is multifunctional: it allows the use of various powertrains. This lightweight and efficient modular system provides maximum flexibility in vehicle design and allows the use of both pure electric drive with battery and internal combustion engines: each customer has a choice. On the one hand, Opel’s engineering group, worked to reduce the weight of the new car – as a result, it was possible to achieve a weight reduction of up to 120 kg compared to the previous generation of the car in a similar version. On the other hand, the engineers managed to significantly increase the rigidity of the body and increase it by +30% (in the case of the electric version). The advantages of these approaches are obvious: the new Opel Mokka requires noticeably less energy for driving, but it offers a much more responsive and exciting nature of control.

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The new Mokka will be available in an all-electric version from the beginning of production for the first time in the company’s history. The Opel Mokka-e combines eco-friendliness and exciting drive. The electric motor offers a maximum power of 100 kW (136 hp) and a torque of 260 Nm immediately available from a standing start – from the first turn of the rotor. Fast reactions, agility, and good dynamics are the key characteristics that describe the new electric car. The driver can choose one of three driving modes – «Normal», «Eco», «Sport» – to achieve optimal balance, the largest power reserve, or the most interesting and dynamic nature of the electric car. A top speed is electronically limited at 150 km/h (to maintain an optimal power reserve). So, thanks to the battery capacity of 50 kWh, the Opel Mokka-e offers a drive range of up to 322 km (WLTP) in “Normal” mode. In this case, the «Eco» mode will help you drive even more by reducing energy consumption for secondary systems and activating particularly lean settings for the power unit. A 100 kW DC fast charging feature allows charging the battery up to 80% in just 30 minutes. In addition, the Opel Mokka-e is equipped with a built-in charger for working with AC with a power of up to 11 kW: the EV can be charged from a 1 — or 3-phase current, a regular household socket or a wall box. The car also features an eight-year warranty for the battery.

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Opel’s «new face» and interior design

The second generation of the car again uses the name «Mokka» without any additives – as during the debut of the original model in 2012. For the first time for the Opel brand, the model name is proudly stretched across the center of the rear panel, and a new font is also used. The second-generation Opel Mokka looks durable and hardy. Smooth surfaces and bold body lines are complemented by short overhangs (minus 61 mm at the front and minus 66 mm at the rear relative to the previous generation of the car). The elongated body — plus 10 mm — and visually stretched silhouette allow forming perfect proportions of the new car: a kind of «hard-built small». The compact size and overall proportions make huge 18-inch wheels even more noticeable, more impressive than ever before.

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The upgraded Opel Mokka is also the first model to showcase the company's new and unmistakable «face»: the Opel Vizor. The large, elegant, wide Opel Vizor combines all the brand elements – new IntelliLux LED matrix headlights, LED daytime running lights in the form of lightning, which emphasize the legendary «Opel Blitz». The front end developed in the style of the Opel Vizor by a team of designers led by mark Adams will be the hallmark of all new models during the 2020s.

This design philosophy is also reflected in the interior built around the architecture of the «Pure Panel» front fascia, which repeats the concept of the «Opel Vizor». Two wide displays of 10 and 12 inches are sure to impress the driver and passengers. The central display is specially turned to the driver, and the vents are pushed to the background – all in order to improve the focus on the most important channel of information. The «Pure Panel» uses the latest technology and provides only the most important information for the driver – as a result, all irritating visual elements were removed. The shape of the center console is also made as concise as possible. Thanks to the new automatic transmission lever and electric parking brake, it was possible to eliminate protruding elements – as a result, nothing violates the design «cleanliness». All other elements and control modules are elegantly integrated into the car interior.

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Leader in the segment: high-tech lighting equipment from Opel

The new Opel Mokka comes in the B-segment with the best innovations that until recently were only available for top-class cars. Opel is one of the leaders in the field of lighting engineering. Therefore, all versions of the Mokka are initially equipped with the newest LED headlights: starting from headlights, continuing with daytime running lights in the «Opel lightning» from, and ending with fog lights. Unusual lights are also used in the rear end. The use of innovative LEDs has allowed designers to create very thin and elongated lights that emphasize the sense of precision and build quality.

The absolute exclusive in this segment are adaptive IntelliLux LED headlights, which have 14 lighting elements. As with the Opel Insignia, Opel Astra, and Opel Corsa, these matrix LED lights enables driving on permanent high beam. In order not to blind drivers of passing or oncoming cars, individual LED elements can be turned off in a matter of milliseconds, which allows “cutting out” passing or oncoming cars. The result: no one is blinded by the high beam, while the driver of the Opel Mokka gets the highest possible level of illumination — almost like floodlights in a stadium.

The new car can also offer numerous driver assistance systems, e.g. ACC (Advanced Cruise Control) with «Stop&Go» or Active Lane Positioning, which automatically keeps the Opel Mokka in the center of its lane.

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Exceptional comfort and everyday convenience

Excellent and comfortable seats are typical praise for Opel cars. Different types of seats with a correct ergonomic shape and possibility of individual adjustment in six directions are available for the new Opel Mokka. In addition, the car can be equipped with sports seats, or luxury seats with leather trim – which is very unusual for a B-segment car. Finally, the «crown of evolution» for the Opel Mokka’s interior is leather seats with electric heating, original perforation, and even — attention! – massage function.

The driver and front passenger can place their smartphones in a special compartment located on the center console. It provides induction wireless charging (for compatible smartphone models): it is a very convenient and useful function. A rubber mat prevents devices from sliding – this is an example of care in small things from Opel. The new line of infotainment systems combines «online» services and supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The customer can choose between the Multimedia Radio and Multimedia Navi systems with a 7-inch touchscreen, as well as the latest Multimedia Navi Pro system with a 10-inch HD touchscreen. Whichever system the customer chooses, it will be elegantly integrated into the «Pure Panel» and positioned perfectly in front of the driver.

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The bright, dynamic, and exciting Opel Mokka will be available in Europe from the end of summer 2020. The new car will appear in the brand's dealerships at the beginning of 2021. In addition to the electric powertrain, high-performance diesel and petrol engines will also be available for the Opel Mokka.

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