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

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.

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Opel/Vauxhall expects Mokka to lead small SUV segment in Europe

Opel/Vauxhall is hoping that the Mokka will become a leader of Europe's small sports utility vehicle and crossover segment. Vauxhall Managing Director Duncan Aldred remarked that they could have sold 30 percent more Mokkas this year, adding that it is “a great winning proposition” for them. The European unit of General Motors commenced sales of the Mokka in June 2012, selling 110,000 units in its first 12 months.

With Opel/Vauxhall selling 43,548 Mokkas in the first seven months of 2013, the compact SUV ranked third in Europe in its segment behind the Nissan Juke (66,605) and Dacia Duster (54,350), according to data from JATO Dynamics. Analysts at HIS expect the Mokka to remain at No. 3 this year, but they believe that it will be surpassed by the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 in 2014.

Overall SUV sales in Europe surged six percent in the first half of 2013 to 1.06 million units, whereas overall European vehicles sales dropped 6 percent to 6.65 million units in the same period.

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Official: GM is moving Opel Mokka output from Korea to Spain

General Motors is shifting a large part of the output of the new Mokka subcompact sport-utility vehicle from South Korea to Spain. GM's Opel unit has received around 110,000 orders from Europe for the Mokka since the SUV was launched in June 2012, a spokesman for the division disclosed. Opel will commence producing the Mokka at its Zaragoza site in Spain in the second half of 2014.

The production shift could help the Zaragoza site achieve full output capacity and protect its 5,800-strong workforce, Opel said. The Zaragoza currently builds the Corsa compact and Meriva compact van, which are experiencing slumping demand. The Corsa and the Meriva saw their sales in 2012 drop by 14 percent and 36 percent, respectively.

Opel chief executive Karl-Thomas Neumann was quoted as saying that the move will allow them to build the Mokka in greater numbers and supply customers faster.

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GM mulls shifting large part of Opel Mokka output to Spain

General Motors Co. is mulling shifting a large chunk of the current output of the Opel Mokka subcompact crossover from South Korea to Spain, according to a report by German daily Handelsblatt, citing sources privy to the carmaker. GM’s Opel unit has already disclosed it will build the next-generation Mokka in Europe and not in South Korea.

Over 100,000 Mokkas have been ordered since it was launched in Europe in October 2012. With growing demand for the crossover, Opel has been experiencing production bottlenecks for the model.

Shifting the output of the Mokka to Opel’s Zaragoza site in Spain could help fill the plant’s extra capacity and lower losses at the unit. The Zaragoza site currently builds the Corsa subcompact and Meriva small minivan models.

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A consumer interested in Vauxhall Mokka could now avail of a front-wheel drive variant of the crossover powered by a new 1.4-litre 140PS Turbo petrol engine that was previously only available in all-wheel drive manuals. Featuring a six-speed manual transmission (with automatic gearbox also available) and Start/Stop, this Vauxhall Mokka variant could travel up to 47.9 miles on a gallon of petrol and emit only 139 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometers traveled.

The new Mokka variant could accelerate from zero to 62mph in 9.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 120mph. The interior of this new Mokka variant could be laden with optional, sophisticated infotainment systems CD 600 and Navi 950.

CD 600 and Navi 950 infotainment systems feature a high-resolution 7-inch color display, where images from an optional rear camera could be viewed.

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Opel will produce the next generation of its Mokka subcompact crossover in Europe rather than in Korea where the existing model is built, Thomas Sedran, Opel's strategy chief, confirmed. He said that Opel is presently assessing if other models may be assembled in Europe and Korea. Its considerations include the Korea-made Antara medium SUV and Europe-made Agila small minivan.

So far, the company hasn’t decided on the locations yet. He also pointed out the opportunities for rebadged Opel models to be built in China.

He said that Opel is studying a plan to offer the Cascada mid-sized convertible under parent General Motors' Buick brand. The convertible was introduced at the recently held Geneva auto show.

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Amid harsh criticisms, Vauxhall has re-specified and retuned the suspension and steering systems of the new Mokka compact SUV so that it could be a better fit to the tastes of the British people and to suit their roads. The new Mokka compact SUV is targeted to compete with the Nissan Juke. It would be prudent to not rush into showrooms yet to buy the model so that you can benefit from the modifications.

Vauxhall thought that the standard European-spec Mokka will be a good fit for the UK market in the early stages of development so it quickly started a retuning program at short notice after the press had released their reviews about the car last month.

Vauxhall Motors Managing Director Duncan Aldred said that the company was “disappointed” by the first press reports that came out about the car but they were quick in admitting that the suspension tune of the car needed to be improved.

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The new Vauxhall Mokka will go on sale this November with a starting price of £16,995. The Mokka will be going up against the Nissan Juke and Ford Ecosport. From launch, three trim levels (S, Exclusiv and SE) are available for Vauxhall’s high-riding five-seater (based on GM’s Gamma II platform). These are the entry-level 113bhp 1.6-litre petrol, turbocharged 138bhp 1.4 petrol (4x4 as standard) and the company’s 128bhp 1.7CDTi unit.

The S-spec models have the following as standard: air-conditioning, 16-inch alloys, daytime running lights, hill start assist, digital radio and cruise control. Opting for the Exclusiv spec provides Bluetooth, parking sensors and 18-inch alloys.

But for the top-of-the-line SE Mokkas, expect to get heated leather seats, tinted glass, chrome-effect door handles and adaptive headlights. The most fuel-efficient front-wheel-drive, six-speed manual diesel Mokka returns 60.1mpg with 124g/km CO2.

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Opel introduces the Mokka, which demonstrates the automaker's guarantee to integrate great design with innovative and luxurious functionalities, making them available to a broader market segment. Even with its 4.28 meter measurement, the Mokka can seat five people generously in a higher position. It comes in three efficient engines -- the gasoline 1.6 liter (85 kW/115 hp), the 1.4 l Turbo (103 kW/140 hp) and the 1.7 CDTI (96 kW/130 hp).

Innovative technologies are brought to the SUV B-segment to boost the driving safety level. Among these are the Driver Assistance Systems, which are based on the Opel Eye front camera system. Other cutting-edge features are the AGR certified seats, a rear view camera and the unique FlexFix bicycle carrier.

The Mokka's driving dynamics have been customized to suit the needs of city lifestyle packed with all the advantages of off-road competence. For this reason, the vehicle can also be equipped with the all-wheel drive (AWD) technology (aside from the front-wheel drive or FWD) for even better handling and traction.

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Right after the 2013 Buick Encore was unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, GM revealed the European version of the vehicle, the 2013 Opel Mokka. Set to make its official debut in March at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the new vehicle can be fitted with an all-wheel drive technology that seamlessly shifts torque to the rear wheels when required for better traction and handling.

According to the manufacturer, the 2013 Mokka comes with a 1.6 liter naturally-aspirated engine delivering 85 kW/115 hp but also with the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine delivering 103 kW/140 hp and 200 Nm of torque, found also on the Buick Encore.

The Mokka also comes with a diesel engine for the European market: a 1.7 CDTI diesel engine delivering 93 kw/130 hp and 300 Nm of torque. Both the 1.4 Turbo and the 1.7 CDTI can be combined either with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. The manual transmissions are equipped as standard with the fuel saving Opel Start/Stop system.

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