Vauxhall previews electric Mokka

Vauxhall has revealed the first teaser images of its next generation Mokka - and confirmed it will be available as a pure-electric model.

The new model will drop the 'X' from the current Mokka X badge, and will retain internal combustion engine models, but also feature a pure-EV option.

This is likely to feature the same powertrain as found in a raft of recently launched EVs from other brands in Vauxhall's PSA Group parent company.

The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense and Peugeot e-2008 are both compact crossovers in the same market, and the Mokka will almost certainly use the same 50 kWh battery and 100 kW electric motor.

This should combine for a range of around 200 miles on a charge, with 100 kW DC rapid charging and 7 kW AC charging capabilities - though all of the above specifications are conjecture. We shall know more when the car is officially launched.

Vauxhall already offers the Corsa-e as a pure-electric model, with the Mokka likely to appeal to buyers wanting a crossover rather than a conventional supermini.

Stephen Norman, Vauxhall's Managing Director, said: "The new Vauxhall Mokka will change people's perception of our brand. Not only does it show that we're serious about electrification, but also that we're not afraid to innovate with design, both inside and out of the car.

The Mokka is still in its development phase now, but it is set to be one of Vauxhall's most important models when it arrives with customers at the start of next year."

Production is due to start towards the end of this year, with first customer deliveries expected early 2021.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:27th Apr 2020

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