NEW Opel Mokka X The All Terrain Adventurer
New Opel MOKKA X: Fully Connected All-terrain Adventurer
- Desirable: Bolder on the outside, more refined on the inside
- Intelligent: Adaptive all-wheel drive for additional driving pleasure
- Extended: All-wheel drive comes along with six-speed automatic transmission
- Forward-looking: Adaptive LED headlamps and state-of-the-art Opel Eye front camera
- Connected: New infotainment system with smartphone integration and Opel OnStar
The new Opel MOKKA X may be small in size (only 4.28 meters short) but the sub-compact SUV is definitely big in popularity. The predecessor of the latest coup, the first generation Mokka, has already recorded more than 600,000 customer orders since its introduction in 2012. The stylish looks, lively engine line-up along with the adventurous personality, unrivalled connectivity offering and array of state-of-the-art technologies have seen it become one of the most popular vehicles in its segment across Europe. Opel obviously decided to maintain all of the strengths of the outgoing Mokka when developing the new Opel MOKKA X while simultaneously implementing notable tweaks to make the bestseller even more desirable.
Design: Bold, adventurous, refined
The Opel MOKKA X’ new exterior design displays a bold attitude. Its new front look is aligned with Opel’s new design including a wing-shaped horizontal front grille and the dominant, sharp double wing signature of the LED daytime running lights. The front fascia also gets more precisely and elegantly sculpted surfaces. Visually this gives it a wider, more solid and masculine stance. It is continued at the rear with another double wing signature also featured in the optionally available LED tail lamps. The body side retains its sculpted and elegant traits and sporty edge with muscular and athletic lower body lines, energized by Opel’s typical ‘blade’ that sweeps upwards to the rear. New vibrant colors such as ‘Amber Orange’ or ‘Absolute Red’ along with the optional OPC Line Sport Pack with front and rear lips and the side rockers add further emphasis to the sporty and exclusive appearance.
On the inside, the Opel MOKKA X’ ambiance has been totally redefined. The new instrument panel is organized around more horizontally oriented elements. It looks both simpler and purer, as well as sharper and more precise in its execution. The center stack has been redeveloped around the 7 and 8-inch color touchscreens of the new generation infotainment systems. It now impresses with refined elegance and a purer design with less buttons – many functions are now accessible via the capacitive touchscreens. Furthermore, the central information display comes with improved readability thanks to new, crisp 3.5-inch mono and 4.2-inch color screens with white LCD illumination.
4x4: Adaptive all-wheel drive with new six-speed automatic
The sub-compact SUV comes optionally with an intelligent adaptive all-wheel drive system that helped its forebear win two All-wheel Drive Car of the Year Awards in Germany. The system with electronic, multi-disk clutch system can seamlessly distribute power between the front and rear axle from 100:0 to 50:50, while in normal everyday use it runs as an economical front-wheel drive car. It is activated when the Opel MOKKA X is stationary to prevent wheel slip at take-off. It also engages unobtrusively in a split second as soon as the driver depresses the clutch pedal (“active on demand system”). Once up and running, all power is transferred to the front wheels and the all-wheel drive system is only engaged when driving situations require it to improve the traction, especially on wet and slippery surfaces. On wet and rainy roads, an occasional redistribution of drivetrain power is available. Depending on vehicle status and road conditions, torque can be transferred to the rear axle. So even in short situations, for instance when hitting a pothole or an ice spot the additional torque in the rear wheels provides maximal traction and stability, thus increasing the feeling of safety and with it driving pleasure.
The all-wheel drive system is available in combination with the well-known 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 103 kW/140 hp (NEDC cycle fuel consumption: urban 8.3-8.21 l/100 km, extra-urban 5.6-5.51 l/100 km, combined 6.5-6.41 l/100 km; 152-1491 g/km CO2) and the critically acclaimed 1.6 CDTI ‘whisper diesel’ with 100 kW/136 hp (NEDC cycle fuel consumption: urban 5.2-5.01 l/100 km, extra-urban 4.4-4.21 l/100 km, combined 4.7-4.51 l/100 km; 124-1191 g/km CO2). In both cases, it comes with a six-speed manual transmission.
Elsewhere, Opel will also cater for the needs of customers looking for an all-wheel drive variant with six-speed automatic transmission by combining the intelligent system with the new generation, top-of-the-range 112 kW/152 hp 1.4-liter ECOTEC® Direct Injection Turbo (NEDC cycle fuel consumption: urban 7.9-7.81 l/100 km, extra-urban 5.7-5.61 l/100 km, combined 6.5-6.41 l/100 km; 150-1481 g/km CO2) that made its debut in the new Opel Astra.
Safety: AFL LED headlamps and state-of-the-art Opel Eye front camera
During the development of the Opel MOKKA X, Opel engineers once again followed the company’s strategy of making innovative technology available to a broad group of buyers by introducing Adaptive Forward Lighting with full LED headlamps. The new AFL LED system adapts the headlights lighting functions automatically to the driving situation so that the best possible light performance is given without glaring other drivers. It features nine different functions such as town light, country light and tourist mode. This full LED system replaces the previous BiXenon AFL+. On one hand, LED features a light quality that allows seeing the ‘true’ colors of things, to the benefit of visual comfort. In addition, as there is no mechanical operation within the lamp module, it is faster and more accurate in its reaction, while also being highly reliable over time. Furthermore, the new headlamps use less energy and are thus more economical.
Furthermore, the state-of-the-art Opel Eye front camera with a higher resolution and an increased image processing power has a positive impact on all the functions it supports, including the High Beam Assist of the AFL LED lighting system. Due to the improved camera and the optional navigation support sending traffic signs to the on-board-system, the enhanced Traffic Sign Assistant of the Opel MOKKA X has a further increased detection rate. The Following Distance Indication (FDI) utilizes the front camera to detect moving lead vehicles, and the Forward Collision Alert is now enhanced with a reflective LED Alert Display. When the distance between the car and the vehicle ahead diminishes too quickly, red LEDs reflect in the windscreen. In addition, an audible caution alerts the driver that braking is necessary. The Lane Departure Warning is activated automatically at speeds over 60 km/h and warns the driver, in case the lane is left unintentionally with a telltale in the instrument panel and an audible warning.
Connectivity & comfort: From latest generation IntelliLink to ergonomic seats
Just like the new Opel Astra, the Opel MOKKA X will be available with all Opel OnStar services from its launch (depending on market). In addition, two versions of the new generation of the IntelliLink infotainment system will celebrate their SUV debut. IntelliLink will bring the world of smartphones to the car via both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection (where available).
Apart from being one of the best-connected cars in its segment, the new Opel MOKKA X can also claim to be one of the most comfortable. Like in most Opel models, the AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken = Campaign for Healthier Backs led by independent back health experts) tested and certified ergonomic seats, unique in the segment, make long highway journeys just as enjoyable as excursions into rough terrain. The all-terrain all-rounder also receives a further comfort feature: Keyless Open and Start. The driver does not need to actively press the button on his car key to open or lock his car. He just keeps the key in his pocket or bag and presses the small button on any door handle to enable or disable access to the passenger and cargo compartments of his vehicle. The vehicle’s start / ignition interface is also keyless.
With its proven off-road capabilities, complemented powertrain lineup, outstanding connectivity offer, exceptional comfort features and new, fresh and bold design, the Opel MOKKA X is perfectly placed to continue the undoubted success of the outgoing model while simultaneously attracting new customers to the brand.