New 2020 electric Vauxhall Mokka e revealed: price, specs and release date
Vauxhall has revealed the new Mokka as a stylish new SUV that’ll be available with petrol and diesel engines or as a fully electric SUV with a 201-mile range.
- New Vauxhall Mokka revealed
- Radical new styling
- Matrix LED headlights
- Petrol and diesel engines available
- Also offered as fully electric SUV
- 201 miles of electric range
- 100kW fast-charging possible
- On sale in late summer 2020
New 2020 Vauxhall Mokka design
For a start, just look at it… You’d never believe it was made by the same company that produced the previous, rather forgettable-looking Mokka. That bluff front end with its super-slim headlights looks great and the wide intakes and angular chrome bumper trims make it one of the most eye-catching small SUVs around.
It’s not just a pretty face, though. The two-tone bodywork and chrome strip running over the roof make sure that the new Mokka doesn’t just look like a hatchback that’s been jacked up and given a set of big alloy wheels. It’s the same story ’round the back with a set of cool-looking down-turned pillars beside the windscreen and new flatter brake lights like the ones you’ll see on the latest Astra.
New 2020 Vauxhall Mokka interior
The old Vauxhall Mokka’s interior was neatly organised, but a bit dull. The new car’s cabin is going much more upmarket thanks to an infotainment system inspired by the dual-screen setup you get in the newest Mercedes models.
Sure, Vauxhall’s system doesn’t quite link the central touchscreen with the driver’s display quite as seamlessly as in a Mercedes, but it certainly has the likes of the Renault Captur, VW T-Roc and Skoda Kamiq licked. These pictures show the range-topping 12-inch driver’s display and 10-inch central touchscreen, but entry-level cars will come with a smaller 7-inch dashboard display.
As in almost all new cars, you’ll be able to get the Vauxhall Mokka with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring so you can use your phone’s navigation and media-streaming apps through the car’s built-in screens.
New 2021 Vauxhall Mokka practicality
The new Vauxhall Mokka is 12.5cm shorter than the old car, so you’d expect it to be more cramped inside. Not so, because Vauxhall’s actually made the new Mokka 10mm wider and pushed its front and rear wheels apart by 2mm, so there’s actually a smidge more passenger space inside than before.
Boot space has taken a bit of a hit, but the new Mokka’s 350-litre load bay is only six litres shy of what you could pack in the old car. If you find yourself regularly moving large luggage, however, you’ll be better off with the Skoda Kamiq and its 400-litre boot.
New 2020 Vauxhall Mokka engines and driving
Vauxhall has confirmed that you’ll be able to get the new Mokka with a range of petrol and diesel engines, but more exciting is an all-new electric car called the Mokka e. This pairs a 50kWh battery with a 136hp electric motor. This combo will power the new Mokka e at up to 93mph and for 201 miles between charges.
Speaking of which, Vauxhall has said you’ll be able to charge the Mokka e using a range of wall boxes and public chargers. The fastest way to recharge is to use a 100kW public fast charger, which can boost this electric car’s batteries from 0-80% fully charged in just half an hour.
New 2020 Vauxhall Mokka price and release date
Vauxhall has confirmed that the new Mokka will go on sale towards the end of summer 2020. The first cars should appear on driveways and in showrooms in 2021.
Vauxhall hasn’t said how much it’ll cost, but because the new Mokka shares plenty of it components with the Peugeot 2008, you can expect it to cost a similar amount. You’ll need to set aside around £20,000 for an entry-level petrol-powered Mokka, while versions with a diesel engine will cost a few thousand pounds more. Electric cars tend to cost more, so get ready to fork out more than £30,000 for the Mokka e.
If you can’t wait for this new model, read our review of the outgoing Vauxhall Mokka X.