Mzansi welcomes the Bold and Sporty new Opel Mokka

The new Opel Mokka has finally arrived in Mzansi and boy, it’s nice. While some would label this small crossover as ‘funky’, at Williams Hunt we don’t feel that this does the car very much justice. ‘Bold’ and ‘sporty’ are much more suitable terms to describe this reinvented SUV. We might even throw in the word ‘stout-hearted’ or ‘gutsy’ looking at the insane Macha Green which is one of the six standard colour choices amongst ‘Power Red’ and ‘Voltaic Blue’.

With close to 1 million sales internationally throughout its production cycle, the Mokka is not a new car but one that received a much needed and stunning makeover.

A different proposition

  1. Although the previous version (developed when Opel was still owned by General Motors) was nice, the entirely new underpinnings engine and updated look of make this all new Stellantis-version of the Mokka a very different proposition.
  2. Based on Stellantis’ CMP architecture, the new Mokka is more than 100 kg lighter than its predecessor, while also gaining torsional stiffness thanks to Opel’s engineering and precision.
  3. It's impossible to confuse the old and the new, thanks to a sharp design, and the interesting 'Opel Vizor' front end combined with a single black band to make up the grille, flanked by narrow LED headlights for an ultra-modern look and feel.

Choose your trim

Two trim levels of this modern SUV will reach our shores, the entry-level Elegance and the top-spec GS Line. While the Elegance includes a 7-inch infotainment system with a 7-inch digital dashboard for the driver, a long list of standard safety features which includes lane keep assist, forward brake assist, blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control, the high-spec GS Line sports a 10-inch infotainment system with onboard navigation and a 12-inch digital driver’s cluster while occupants get to enjoy leather seats that have massage capability. In addition to the standard features the GS line includes standout safety features such as active cruise control, active lane keep assist and forward collision avoidance.

Both models in the range employ 17-inch rims with the Elegance equipped with bi-colour alloy wheels as opposed to mysterious and dark black alloy wheels on the GS Line.

Performance and efficiency

Lift up the stylish bonnet with that typical ‘spine’ and find a 96 kW and 230 N.m 1.2-litre petrol engine which is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission that offers performance and efficiency which really distance it from its predecessor. The claimed 6,1 L/100 km in the Opel Mokka paired with its 44 litre fuel tank means this SUV can go over 700 km between filling up.

Standing out

The crossover market is fiercely fought, but the Mokka is perfectly capable of standing out amongst its competitors. The pricing isn’t too bad either. Both the Elegance and the GS Line come with a 4 year / 60 000 km service plan and 3 year / 120 000 km warranty.

Can you see yourself behind the wheel of this boldly styled compact crossover? Come and have a look at our showroom or contact your nearest Williams Hunt branch for all the specs and to book a test drive.