Opel has unveiled its long-awaited, next-generation small SUV, the 2021 Mokka.
The second-generation crossover debuts Opel’s (and sister brand Vauxhall) new corporate front fascia. Dubbed the ‘Vizor’, it houses matrix LED headlights, wing-shaped LED daytime-running lights and a central badge within a wide black frame.
Other exterior design highlights include ultra-slim LED tail-lights, a prominent ‘MOKKA’ badge across the tailgate, and an available contrast colour for the bonnet and roof.
Inside, the dashboard is dominated by what the German brand calls the ‘Pure Panel’, a curved black panel linking the 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.0-inch infotainment touchscreen.
Available comfort and technology features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless phone charging, OpelConnect connected services and satellite navigation.
In a break from the typical industry ‘upsizing’ trend, the new Mokka measures in 125mm shorter than its predecessor, thanks to 61mm shorter front and 66mm shorter rear overhangs that counteract a 2mm increase in wheelbase.
Despite a 10mm increase in width, the 2021 model’s boot has shrunk by 6 litres, down to a total of 350 litres with the second row in place.
Under the skin sits the PSA Group’s Compact Modular Platform (CMP), shared with a variety of vehicles including the latest Opel Corsa, Peugeot 2008 and Citroen e-C4. As a result of its more advanced architecture, the second-generation Mokka tips in at up to 120kg lighter than the outgoing car, with torsional rigidity reportedly improved by up to 30 per cent.
A range of petrol, diesel and electric powertrains will be eventually offered, however the crossover will launch in zero-emissions Mokka-e guise first. Power comes from a 100kW/260Nm electric motor on the front axle, mated to a 50kWh lithium-ion battery for a WLTP-estimated driving range of 322 kilometres and a 150km/h electronically-limited top speed.
Connecting to a 100kW DC fast-charger will enable a zero to 80 per cent recharge in 30 minutes. Single-phase and 11kW AC charging is also supported.
Available active safety technologies include adaptive cruise control with stop/go functionality, lane-keep assist, a 180-degree reversing camera and traffic sign recognition.
The 2021 Opel Mokka will hit European dealerships in early 2021.