The Opel Mokka was produced for the first time in 2012 and went on sale in the same year. The car is one of the best-selling subcompact crossover SUVs in Europe. With this segment of cars becoming more competitive every day, Opel is planning to update the Mokka in order to maintain its position on the market. According to the German automobile manufacturer, the update will be imparted in a new model going with the name the 2017 Opel Mokka.
2017 Opel Mokka – Exterior and Interior Design
The automaker has already hinted at the use of the Gamma II platform to design and build the new car. This platform is used in the Chevrolet Aveo and Trax, so there will be similarities between the two models and the new Mokka. The entire exterior will look sophisticated with modern and elegant features. The front end of 2017 Opel Mokka will feature a distinctive Opel grille, wrap-around headlamps and sharply raked windscreen. The main highlights on the sides include 5-spoke shiny wheels, well-designed windows and stylish mirrors. In the rear end, the new Opel crossover SUV will have bigger headlights, an enormous bumper and a well-positioned exhaust system.
Concerning the interior, the Opel Mokka 2017 will be designed to fit 5 passengers and some little luggage. As for the materials, the cabin will be decorated with leather, soft fabric, aluminum and wood. The seats and steering wheel will get comfort and convenience features made to improve the driving and riding experience of the 2017 Mokka. Technology wise, the upcoming Mokka will get an updated infotainment system, a built-in navigation system, an automatic climate control system, a powerful sound system and an electronic glass-based sunroof. You can look forward to other tech features such as Bluetooth, USB ports and Smartphone app integration. The car manufacturer will make the Opel Mokka 2017 safer and more secure by bringing in a number of protection features. You can anticipate for a rear view camera, electronic stability mechanism, cruise control, seat belts, hill assist, parking assist and airbags, among other features.
2017 Opel Mokka – Engine and Performance
There will be five engine options for the new 2017 Opel Mokka . One engine will be a 1.4 liters turbo I4 petrol rated at 138 hp and 148 lb-ft. Another option will be a 1.6 liters VVT I4 petrol engine with a capacity of 113 hp and 114 lb-ft. The automaker will also introduce a 1.8 liters VVT I4 petrol engine capable of generating 138 hp and 131 lb-ft. The other two engines will use diesel and include a 1.6 liters Eco FLEX I4 and 1.7 liters Eco FLEX I4. The 1.6 liters engine is capable of producing 134 hp and 236 lb-ft while the 1.7 liters capable of generating 128 hp and 221 lb-ft. The engines will work with either 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission system. The 2017 Opel Mokka will take less than 10 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph. The maximum speed is estimated at 170 mph. According to the car maker, the engines will get modifications that will improve fuel efficiency and pollution figures. The vehicle will record around 24 mpg in cities and 32 mpg on highways. The emission rates will also be reduced.
2017 Opel Mokka – Price and Release Date and Competition
The upcoming 2017 Opel Mokka will come at a starting price of around $26,000. The trim levels will of course retail at higher prices. You can expect to spend around $35,000 to own the top premium model. On the side of release date, the new 2017 Opel Mokka will be available to customers at the start of the second half of 2017. The new Opel crossover will be rivaled by these similar cars: Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Yeti, Kia Soul, Renault Captur, Ford Ecosport and Nissan Juke.