New Opel Mokka will be electric to start
At the end of this year, Opel will start the production of the new Mokka crossover. The fully electric version will be the first to be delivered to clients in the early months of 2021.
At the moment, the period of intensive prototype testing isn’t over yet; electric prototypes are driving in a bright green camouflage outfit featuring a yellow letter K (from Mokka).
No ‘X’ anymore
Although the Mokka remains a compact crossover, the second generation loses the X in its nomenclature. The first generation was a bestseller for Opel and was sold since 2012.
The successor is aimed at urban driving and is roomier, more efficient, and more daringly styled than its predecessor. From the start, it will be available with full electric propulsion.
“I followed the development of new Mokka very closely the past 2,5 years,” says Opel CEO Michael Lohrscheller. “I’m very proud of this new Opel, which will be available as a fully electric car from the sales start. I promise it will be one of the most exciting cars in Opel’s rich history.”
Like the new Corsa, the Mokka will have a tight relationship with the other comparable models within the PSA Group, of which Opel is part since 2018.
Opel is still tight-lipped about technical details, but Mokka will, for sure, use many technical parts similar to those in the recently launched Peugeot 2008, of which there is also a fully electric version available.
This means that the electric Mokka will be driven by a 100 kW electric motor getting its electrical power from a 50 kWh battery pack, thus guaranteeing a driving range of approximately 350 km.