The 2021 Opel Mokka
The 2021 Opel Mokka

Opel has revealed the first official images of the new Mokka, due in Ireland in early 2021. The new generation of Opel Mokka debuts a new design direction for the German brand that is sure to garner it a few new fans in the hotly contested compact crossover segment.

What’s more the new Mokka will continue the brand’s move to electrification and be available from launch with an all-electric powertrain (‘Mokka-e’), alongside variants with petrol and diesel engines.

The 2021 Opel Mokka will also debut a new digital interior cockpit, dubbed the Opel Pure Panel.

Michael Lohscheller, Opel CEO said:

“The new Mokka is a head-turner, destined to change the perception of our brand! With the Mokka, we are reinventing Opel and introducing our design of the next decade. It shows everything the brand stands for today and in the future: the Mokka is fun, efficient and innovative in all respects. In addition, it perfectly embodies the Opel brand values – exciting, approachable, German – in the most progressive way. It is the first Opel that is electric right from its market start; a real proof that Opel goes electric.”

Bold, crossover style for 2021 Opel Mokka

Invented by design chief Mark Adams and his team, the Opel Vizor front face will feature on all of the brand’s models throughout the 2020s. The ‘Vizor’ is punctuated by the Opel Blitz logo in the centre. At the rear, the strong, new visual brand identity continues, with thin, LED-rear lights.

The new Mokka will have a slightly longer wheelbase (+2 mm) than its predecessor, short overhangs and wide stance. Opel promises plenty of cabin room for five passengers and a similar 350 litres of boot space.

Mark Adams, Opel Design Vice President, said:

“Bold and pure, this is what the Opel design of the future will look like. The new Mokka shows athletic proportions combined with precisely structured, flowing surfaces. We have developed this philosophy aligned to characteristic German design, combining progressive bold design with purity.”

Inside the new Mokka debuts an exciting new interior concept for the Opel brand
Inside the new Mokka debuts an exciting new interior concept for the Opel brand

Inside the new Mokka

The new Mokka will be built on Opel’s Common Modular Platform, which allows the installation of an electric powertrain or an internal combustion engine without impacting the cabin space of the vehicle. The engineering team in Rüsselsheim, Germany, has saved up to 120 kg versus the previous generation of the car. Yet body stiffness has been enhanced, gaining up to 30% torsional stiffness in the case of the electric version, with its low-sitting integrated battery structure. Opel says this means new Mokka consumes substantially less energy, while being much more responsive, agile and fun to drive.

Inside the vehicle, the Mokka debuts an extraordinary new interior concept for the Opel brand. The new Opel Pure Panel will be available with two wide screens of up to 10 and 12 inches in size. The central display is tilted to the driver and will store the latest technologies and most important driver information. There will still be control buttons for essential functions. The design of the centre console too has been cleaned up, thanks to an electric parking brake and the new electric gear lever.

Opel says that standard equipment will include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED lamps at the front and rear, an electric parking brake and traffic sign recognition. Dependant on trim, equipment includes six-way ergonomic seats, heated leather seats, massage function, a 180-degree panorama rear-view camera, navigation, Advanced Cruise Control, Active Lane Positioning, wireless smartphone charging, and glare-free, IntelliLux LED® matrix lights.

What about the Opel Mokka-e?

The Opel Mokka-e electric crossover will arrive at the same time as the rest of the new Mokka range. The new Mokka-e’s electric motor will deliver 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm of torque. Drivers will also be available to choose between three drive modes: Normal, Eco and Sport. The electronically limited top speed is 150 kmh to preserve energy stored in the 50 kWh battery and the range. 100 kW DC fast charging will be available, able to replenish 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes. The Opel Mokka-e has a purely battery-electric range of up to 322 kilometres according to WLTP in Normal mode. The battery will be covered by an eight-year warranty.

Opel Ireland has confirmed that the new Opel Mokka will be on sale here from late summer 2020, with the first cars arriving in dealer showrooms in early 2021.

2020 has already seen the launch of two new electrified cars from the brand, the Opel Corsa-e and the Opel Grandland X hybrids.

The new Mokka will be available wil electric, petrol and diesel engines
The new Mokka will be available with electric, petrol and diesel engines