With the help of his mentor PSA, Opel is revisiting its range. Gradually, all models will be based on the platforms of the French group. In the wake of the Corsa which shares its structure with the Peugeot 208, it’s Mokka’s turn to take advantage of the PSA organ bank. The German manufacturer’s new urban SUV thus inherits the CMP multi-energy platform on which all the group’s city cars are developed. Compared to the model it replaces, the new Mokka is unrecognizable. Not content with being shortened by 125 mm (4.15 m) and therefore changing the segment, the Mokka 2 has a much more attractive design. As stocky as the DS3 Crossback and based on large wheels, the German SUV is clearly inspired by the GT Experimental concept presented at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It takes up the very inspired Vizor light signature, the wheels at the four corners and the fluidity of the forms which contributes to elegance.
The revolution continues when the doors open with a sleek, high-tech atmosphere that is based on a fully digital dashboard. To make the DS3 Crossback or the Peugeot 2008 pale with jealousy, the presentation appears more modern and more ergonomic with the double horizontal shelf that extends from the driver’s space to the center console. The instrumentation is based on a screen measuring up to 12 inches. As for the central infotainment shelf, it is 10 inches. Driving assistance is borrowed from the PSA organ bank.
The use of the CMP platform allowed a weight saving of 120 kilos while guaranteeing an increased rigidity of 30%. Another advantage of the structure: access to the range of engines for the French group. This is how the Mokka 2 will be marketed with thermal engines but also with the 100% electric traction chain of the group’s city cars. This is the 100 kW (136 hp) engine powered by a 50 kWh battery. The speed is limited to 150 km to preserve the autonomy announced at 322 km (WLTP standard). Not yet known, the range of internal combustion engines should be identical to that offered by the Peugeot 2008 and the DS3 Crossback.