The Mokka is the next model to get a major overhaul, which will represent a significant departure over its predecessor’s GM underpinnings.
Making its spy photo debut in prototype form as it was testing on the roads of Sweden, the new generation subcompact crossover will reportedly be based on the PSA EMP1 platform, shared between the Corsa F, second-gen Peugeot 208 and DS3 Crossback.
This will offer a more premium alternative to the high-riding subcompact segment, targeting vehicles such as the Audi Q2, and is offered with petrol, diesel and electric power. Vauxhall has already confirmed with a fully electrified powertrain lineup, all of which are due this year.
The DS3 Crossback E-Tense has a 134 HP / 100 kW and 191 lb-ft of torque electric motor and a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery that supports fast charging. It can travel for more than 186 miles on a single charge and does the 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds. There’s no way of knowing yet whether the electric Mokka will adopt this powertrain.
Even with the heavy camo on, the new Mokka looks nothing like its predecessor. Major upgrades have been performed all around, with the front and rear ends appearing to have been inspired by the latest Corsa. Under the PSA guidance, Vauxhall’s designers have given it a roofline that’s more arched behind the B pillars and a bulky tailgate. Plastic cladding can be seen on the lower parts of the body.
Expect big improvements inside as well, with new dashboard panel, flat-bottom steering wheel, infotainment system and probably an optional digital instrument cluster being part of the offering.