Vauxhall Mokka X

makes debut

Vauxhall Mokka X
Vauxhall Mokka X, rear

VAUXHALL'S new Mokka X SUV took the centre stage at the Geneva Motor Show along with the new Astra Sports Tourer, which goes on sale in the UK this month.

With over half a million sold in Europe and nearly 100,000 in the UK, Mokka has seen huge success since its launch in 2012.

The new Mokka X will be the first model to introduce the "X" segment identifier for future Vauxhall SUV and crossover vehicles and goes on sale later this year.

Its new look is thanks to work carried out by a design team led by Brit Mark Adams and includes a new front end treatment including a wing-shaped horizontal front grille and the dominant, sharp double-wing signature of the LED daytime running lights.

At the rear is another double wing signature highlighted in the tail lamps, with LED technology an option. And on the inside, the Mokka X has a completely new dashboard inspired by the new Astra.

After introducing the 1.6-litre ‘Whisper Diesel' engine last year, the Mokka range is now extended further to include a new generation 1.4-litre Direct Injection Turbo (152bhp) petrol unit which first appeared in the Astra.

With a six-speed automatic transmission, adaptive all-wheel drive and start/stop, this Mokka achieves 42.8mpg and COemissions of 154g/km.

In addition to the AWD system, Vauxhall engineers have once again made innovative technology available by introducing LED Adaptive Forward Lighting headlamps.

Sharing the stage at the show was the Astra Sports Tourer, produced Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant in Cheshire, which goes on sale in the UK, priced from £16,585 on-the-road.

The new Sports Tourer has the same exterior dimensions as the outgoing model yet offers much more space for passengers and luggage. The Sports Tourer's total cargo capacity is now 1,630 litres, thanks to more efficient packaging.

Range highlights include the 1.0-litre three-cylinder Turbo Start/Stop ecoFLEX model priced from £17,285 on-the-road. The diesel offering includes the 1.6-litre ‘Whisper Diesel' (110bhp) Start/Stop ecoFLEX model (prices start at £18,785 on-the-road) that achieves 83.1mpg and COemissions of 89g/km.

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