Vauxhall promises all-new Mokka will change perceptions

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Author: | Updated: 27 May 2020 16:01

Vauxhall is putting the finishing touches to the second-generation Mokka, which will have a fully-electric version as well as traditional combustion-engined versions.

It will also be the first vehicle that follows Vauxhall’s new design compass, including a new centrally located nameplate below the famous Griffin logo.

Vauxhall begins testing of all-new Mokka

Through the camouflage, you can see the all-new Mokka will retain its compact proportions, with short front and rear overhangs. It will be lighter too. The new Mokka weighs up to 120 kilograms less than the previous model – with almost the same wheelbase and tyre sizes.

Vauxhall begins testing of all-new Mokka

It has also been confirmed that Vauxhall will revert back to simply Mokka for the name, losing the previous model’s X suffix. No, we don't really get why they did that in the first place either.

Nameplate change

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The Mokka will be the first Vauxhall that bears its name centrally on the tailgate and will show the new blueprint for the front and rear view of future Vauxhall models.

“The nameplate illustrates the absolute precision of the new Mokka,” explains Vauxhall-Opel design vice president, Mark Adams. “The sharply crafted lettering is stretched in a wide landscape format and is confidently spaced to emphasise the width of the vehicle. Its central placement is consistent with Vauxhall’s compass philosophy, where the key visual elements are arranged along the vertical and horizontal axis.

“The electric Mokka-e is defining a new era for the Vauxhall brand. Form and function linking together perfectly.”

Changing perceptions

Vauxhall is promising a fully digitised interior to give the cabin a modern and progressive look.

"The new Vauxhall Mokka will change people’s perception of our brand," said Stephen Norman, Vauxhall’s managing director.

"Not only does it show that we’re serious about electrification, but also that we’re not afraid to innovate with design, both inside and out of the car. The Mokka is still in its development phase now, but it is set to be one of Vauxhall’s most important models when it arrives with customers at the start of next year."

Vauxhall begins testing of all-new Mokka

Production will start in the fourth quarter of this year. The first cars, including the electric model, are due to arrive with customers in early 2021.

Watch our review of the current Mokka X.

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