Following the recent addition of a limited range of DS 3 Crossback e-Tense, Peugeot e-208, and e-2008 models to the Stellantis family, the Opel Mokka-e is now gaining a small range in parallel with the Stellantis sister vehicles, just in time for Christmas. Plus. There’s more on this below…
The Opel Mokka’s days were numbered once General Motors left and the PSA Group joined Opel. The tiny SUV had previously been built on a General Motors chassis, so it was evident that with the new Franco-German partnership, a new chapter would have to be written. Since September 2020, the second generation of the Opel Mokka has been offered for orders starting at 19,990 euros, with delivery commencing in January 2021. The electric Mokka-e from Opel is priced at 34,110 euros.
It’s a little shorter than its predecessor.
The 2018 Opel Mokka takes a step backwards in terms of size, which is rare for a replacement model. The second generation is 12.5 cm shorter than the Opel Crossland X and a few millimeters shorter than the first version. The wheelbase has increased by two millimeters, resulting in fewer overhangs and equivalent interior space. The 4.15 meter short Mocha has a cargo capacity of 350 gallons, but it weighs up to 120 kilos less than the previous model with equal equipment.
The prototype for the “Opel Visor” front design, which will be used by all subsequent versions.
Simultaneously, with the introduction of the new Mokka, a new design language for all Opel vehicles was established, combining numerous components. The new wing-shaped daytime running lights and two lines that intersect in the middle of the radiator grille, with the vertical symbolized by a bead in the bonnet, are among them. A little triangular meets this visually under the radiator grille. This style with the totally rimmed face that distinguishes all subsequent models is dubbed “Vizor” by the designers.
Right at the beginning as an electric car
The Mokka-e electric version was Opel’s main emphasis. This is the most thrilling kind of the small SUV. “The Mokka is the first Opel to drive up electrically from the market debut – and therefore unambiguous indication that Opel is going electric,” ex-Opel chief Michael Lohscheller remarked. The electric machine in the electric variant has a maximum torque of 260 Newton meters and a power output of 100 kW / 136 PS. From a standstill to 100 km/h, the Stromer takes 9.1 seconds. Electronically, the highest speed is limited at 150 km/h.
A few extra kilometers at Christmas
In the Mokka-e, Opel stores a 50 kW battery, which is made up of 216 cells in 18 modules. The standard range in “normal” mode of the three speed categories (Sport, Eco, and Normal) is 322 kilometers, according to the data sheet, based on the WLTP cycle. Opel is now raising the value by another 16 kilometers through technical upgrades, bringing the total to 338 kilometers.
To do this, the Rüsselsheim-based business installed new 17-inch rims with lower rolling resistance tires and a new reduction gear with an adjusted gear ratio. In addition, Opel is installing a more energy-efficient heat pump. This was also highlighted in Peugeot’s news release on the e-208 and e-2008’s increased range. The pump is coupled to a humidity sensor, according to the French manufacturer. This sensor is situated on the top of the windshield and delivers data for accurate passenger compartment air circulation regulation.
This improves the efficiency of heating and cooling systems, resulting in energy savings. The functionality is communicated by Opel in a less detailed manner. The Mokka-e, on the other hand, should have the same technology as its Stellantis equivalent, the Peugeot e-2008.
The new Opel Mokka-e is not only quick to charge (up to 100 kW direct current), but it’s also friendly with alternating current: the on-board charger (optional) can handle three-phase charging and refill with up to 11 kW at the house wallbox. The battery is covered by an eight-year warranty from Opel.
Combustion engines with 100 to 130 hp
The new Opel Mokka’s petrol and diesel engines produce between 100 and 130 horsepower.
Every combustion engine available has less power than the Mokka-e, according to the statement. The petrol engine is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo with 100 or 130 horsepower and 205 or 230 Newton meters. The performance is eleven seconds from zero to one hundred with a peak speed of 182 km/h for the 100 PS version and 9.2 seconds for the standard sprint with a top speed of 202 km/h for the 130 PS variant. The base model comes with a six-speed manual transmission, but the more powerful variant may also be ordered with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 1.5-liter turbodiesel, which produces 110 horsepower and a maximum torque of 250 Newton meters, has three combustion chambers and is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.
The diesel engine propels the Mocha from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.8 seconds and up to 190 km/h on demand. The diesel engine, like the gasoline engine, fulfills the Euro 6d standard owing to extensive exhaust gas purification.
A unified screen in the digital cockpit
The 2019 Opel Mokka, not merely the Mokka-e, is the first vehicle of the company to use the entirely digital “Opel Pure Panel” cockpit. For the most critical tasks, the display, which is separated into two displays and united behind a shared front, may still be operated by control buttons.
The GS series is more sporty.
The multimedia systems, which also allow voice control, support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For cellphones, inductive charging is offered in the center console. The Navi Pro includes 3D Europe navigation, as well as OpelConnect features such as live navigation, emergency calls, and breakdown assistance.
After the initial Opel Mokka, which was rather conservative and conservatively styled, the current version looked lively and modern. At the same time, the Mokka is a brand pioneer, with the design language and digital cockpit being used by all future Opel vehicles. The Opel Mokka-e, which has a range of 322 kilometers and a 100 kW electric motor, was released directly at the start of sales. After a year, the little electric SUV should be significantly modified technically and covered another 338 kilometers.