Opel Mokka X to make global debut at upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on February 8, 2016

The 4.28-meter long Opel Mokka, boasting a new design and advanced infotainment systems, will have its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show that starts on March 3. Over 500,000 orders have already been made since the model was launched in 2012, making it one of the most sought-after models.

2016 Opel Mokka X is expected to build on this momentum. With a redesigned exterior and interior and with the addition of high-tech infotainment systems, the new Mokka is sure to attract attention as it starts to roll out in the market this fall.

Aside from the newly-released generation 1.6 "whisper diesels", the Opel Mokla X will also be available with a new 1.4-liter Direct Injection Turbo with an automatic transmission. Furthermore, the latter will feature an all-wheel drive and Start/Stop technology.

The vehicle symbolizes the successful comeback of Opel in one way or another. Because of its natural charms, this sub-compact SUV will appeal to people who love a stylish and adventurous SUV. Moreover, the new Opel Mokka X will serve as the first model to bear the segment identifier for all upcoming Opel SUVs and crossovers.

The "X" emphasizes a bolder and more adventurous attitude compared to traditional styling. The revamped front of the Mokka X demonstrates just the right shade of boldness. The new design includes a wing-shaped horizontal grille and the sharp double-wing signature of the LED daytime running lights.

The front fascia, continued at the rear with a double-wing signature, has been enhanced with lesser plastic inserts, giving the new Mokka a wider and more masculine look. Moreover, it has tail lamps that can optionally come with LED.

On the other hand, its body maintains the sculpted and sporty edge that demonstrates athletic lower body lines, energized by the standard blade that sweeps upwards to the rear. New colors such as Amber Orange and Absolute Red also add to the overall appeal and characteristics of the vehicle.

The interior of the Mokka X has also been enhanced thoroughly. The dashboard was inspired by the new Astra. The instrument panel boasts some horizonally-shaped elements, which lends a simpler look and sharper execution. Meanwhile, the center stack has been redefined with the 7 and 8-inch touchscreen features of the new and innovative infotainment systems, making it more elegant with fewer buttons.

Most Connected and Comfortable SUV

Mokka X, like the new Opel Astra, is equipped with OnStar offerings. Additionally, two versions of the IntelliLink infotainment system's new generation will make their debut in the sub-compact SUV. IntelliLink has adapted the new smartphone technology with the Apple CarPlay and the Android Auto.

Aside from being totally connected, the Mokka X also takes pride in offering the best comfort to all users. It features the AGR-tested and certified seats, which make long drives more enjoyable. Moreover, the new Mokka X' new features such as Keyless Open and Start promises to deliver better.

With these features, there is no need to actively press the car key button to open and lock the vehicle. The driver can just press the small button on any handle to enable and disable access to passengers without having to get the keys out of the pocket.

The ignition is also keyless, making it more convenient. With its integrated features and off-road capabilities, the Mokka X is indeed a continuing legacy of its predecessors, which bagged two All-Wheel Drive Car of the Year awards and two Company Car of the Year awards in Germany.

Powertrain

Opel's crossover has extended its gas-powered engine offerings, following the launch of its new-generation 1.6 "whisper diesel" with 81 kW/110 hp and 100 kW/136 hp.

The new 1.4 Direct Injection Turbo with 112 kW/152 hp that recently made its debut in the latest Astra will be made available for the new Mokka X with a six-speed automatic transition, adaptive all-wheel drive, and Start/Stop.

According to initial data, the carbon emissions and fuel consumption combined were recorded to be 154 g/km, 6.6 L/100 km, respectively. Furthermore, the all-wheel drive technology with an electromagnetic multi-plate clutch is also one of the key features of the new Opel Mokka.

The front wheels drive the crossover forward when the road surface is dry, except when the car is starting in AWD, ensuring a fuel-efficient driving experience.

The range seamlessly varies, depending on the surface conditions— from 100 percent front-wheel drive on dry road surfaces resulting to cost-effective fuel consumption and a maximum of 50 percent torque distribution on both the front and rear axles when the road surfaces are covered in water.

Press Release

Even More Adventurous – The New Opel Mokka X

Ever since its launch in 2012, the Opel Mokka has gone from strength to strength. With its perfect size (4.28 meters long), its sporty look and elevated seating position, the sub-compact SUV appeals to the zeitgeist and has already been ordered over 500,000 times across Europe making it one of the most popular models in its segment. Now the new Opel Mokka X looks to add to this popularity. It will celebrate its world premiere at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show (March 3 to 13, 2016) and will hit the market this fall with a fresh iconic exterior design, a new interior and outstanding, new generation infotainment systems making it one of the best-connected all-terrain eye-catchers on the market. Alongside the recently launched new generation 1.6 “whisper diesels”, the new Mokka X will also extend its gasoline offer with a new generation 1.4-liter Direct Injection Turbo which will be combined with an automatic transmission, Start/Stop and all-wheel drive.

Bold and adventurous attitude

The Mokka could be labelled as one of the symbols of Opel’s successful comeback in recent years. The sub-compact SUV has attracted many new customers to the brand who are attracted by the body style of a SUV combined with a stylish design, a sporty, adventurous flair, and genuine off-road capabilities. The new Mokka X will be the first carline to introduce the segment identifier for future Opel SUV and crossover vehicles with the “X” emphasizing a more adventurous and rugged personality as the one displayed by more traditional body styles.

The 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, with less plastic inserts. This gives the Mokka X a wider, more solid and masculine stance. It is continued at the rear with another double wing signature also features in the tail lamps – optionally available with LED technology. 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’ add to the desirability of the Mokka X.

On the inside, the Mokka X’ ambiance has been totally redefined. A completely new dashboard inspired by the new Astra makes its debut. The new instrument panel is organized around more horizontally shaped elements. It looks both simpler and purer, as well as sharper and more precise in its execution. The center stack has been redeveloped completely around the 7 and 8-inch 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.

New six-speed automatic with adaptive all-wheel drive

After the introduction of the new generation 1.6 “whisper diesel” units with 81 kW/110 hp and 100 kW/136 hp, the powertrain portfolio of the Opel SUV will now be extended on the gasoline side. The new generation 112 kW/152 hp 1.4-liter Direct Injection Turbo that recently made its debut in the new Astra will be available in combination with a six-speed automatic transmission, Start/Stop and adaptive all-wheel drive (CO2 emissions and fuel consumption combined according to preliminary data: 154 g/km, 6.6 l/100 km). The all-wheel drive technology with an electro magnetic multi-plate clutch is clever and efficient. When the road surface is dry, the front wheels drive the vehicle forward (except when starting when the car is in AWD) meaning that fuel consumption remains low. Depending on the road conditions the range automatically and seamlessly varies from 100 percent front-wheel drive on dry road surfaces benefitting fuel consumption to a maximum distribution of torque of 50 percent on the front and rear axle, for example when the roads are covered in a thick film of water.

AFL LED headlamps and new generation Opel Eye front camera increase safety

In addition to the AWD system, the Opel engineers have once again followed Opel’s strategy of making innovative technology available to a broad group of buyers by introducing Adaptive Forward Lighting LED headlamps. The new AFL LED system adapts the headlights lighting patterns automatically to the driving situation so that the best possible light performance is given without glaring other drivers. It features nine different functions/lighting patterns such as town light, country light, tourist mode, a curve and cornering function, backing-up /maneuvering light and a stop mode light (eco). This 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 generation of the 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, the enhanced Traffic Sign Assistant of the 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 if left unintentionally with a telltale in the instrument panel and an audible warning.

Best connected and most comfortable car in the segment

Just like the new Opel Astra, the Mokka X will be available with all Opel OnStar services from its launch. In addition, two versions of the new generation of the IntelliLink infotainment system will celebrate their debut in the Mokka X. IntelliLink will bring the world of smartphones to the car via both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection.

Apart from being the best connected car in the sub-compact SUV segment the new Mokka X can also claim to be one of the most comfortable. Like in most Opel models, the AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs lead 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 Mokka X 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 new design, complemented powertrain lineup, proven off-road capabilities, outstanding connectivity offer and its outstanding comfort features the new Mokka X comes with the perfect prerequisites to continue the winning ways of its predecessor, which, amongst others, won two “All-wheel Drive Car of the Year” awards and two “Company Car of the Year” awards in Germany.

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