The replacement for the Vauxhall Mokka X has been spotted testing. It could feature new engines and more space
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- Vauxhall Mokka X spotted for the first time
- Gets increased interior space
- Pure-electric model likely
- Choice of two and four-wheel-drive
- Could be on sale in 2019
The replacement for the Vauxhall Mokka X has been spotted underneath a camouflage wrap and body mouldings. It’s likely arrive in 2019 and will have similar looks to Vauxhall’s other SUVs, the Crossland X and Grandland X. Expect an electric Mokka X to be available halfway through the model’s life, after earlier this year Vauxhall pledged to offer an electrified version of each of its car by 2024.
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With such a heavy camouflage wrap, it’s hard to know exactly what the Mokka X replacement will look like. However, judging by a photo of the new car and a Chevrolet Trax prototype – that shares the same parts – it looks to be longer than the current car to improve rear-seat space. Front-end changes are difficult to make out, but expect it to feature styling carried over from the Crossland X and Grandland X SUVs.
Details about the interior are thin on the ground, but it’s expected to be a refresh of the current car with an emphasis on improved quality. The layout and design will stay the same, but it‘ll feature even more technology than the car on-sale now, so it’ll get autonomous emergency braking, cruise control, wifi, automatic lights and wipers and alloy wheels.
The new Mokka X will share the same parts as the Peugeot 2008 so you can expect it to have a little more rear legroom than the current car and the boot is likely to rise from 350 to more than 400 litres.
Engines and driving
Perhaps the most exciting revelation is that the new Mokka X is likely to come with the option of an all-electric model that would be exempt from paying city centre emissions charges and cost buttons to run. Expect it to have a range of around 150 miles and to be better suited to town driving than faster motorway speeds.
Buy a Mokka X now and you’ve a choice of an entry-level 115hp 1.6-litre petrol, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol with 140 or 152hp and a 1.6-litre turbo diesel with outputs of 110 and 136hp.
When the replacement comes, it’s likely that it’ll use updated versions of the same engines, with improvements to performance and fuel economy.
Price and release date
Judging by the heavy camouflage wrap, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a production version of the new Mokka X before mid-2019 at the earliest, with it likely to go on sale in the first few months of 2020. Prices will stay roughly the same as the current car, so expect the Mokka X to start from the £18,500 mark and rise to almost £30,000 for the top-spec model.