New Vauxhall Mokka SUV Joins the In Crowd

In Vauxhall by Jonathan Humphrey

Vauxhall is adding another SUV to its range. This time the Vauxhall Mokka SUV. The new car sub compact in size but able to accommodate 5 adults in comfort.

The Vauxhall Mokka will join the in crowd of SUV’s. The fastest growing segment meeting key players, the accomplished Skoda Yeti and the successful Nissan Juke and Qashqai models. Available to order from today from £19,995. The cars come with the Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty.

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The Mokka is available in three trims – S, Exclusiv and SE – and comes well equipped as standard. Items include DMB (Digital Media Broadcast) radio, air conditioning, Descent Control System, cruise control, aux-in and a multi-function trip computer.

There is a choice of three engines, ranging in power from 115 to 140PS, will be available from launch. The 1.6-litre petrol produces 115PS and 155Nm of torque, and with its standard Start/Stop system delivers a combined 43.5mpg. With 140PS, the 1.4-litre turbo is the Mokka’s most powerful petrol engine and brings with it standard four-wheel drive and sub-150g CO2 emissions.

The Mokka has a choice of two diesel models, both of which use Vauxhall’s 1.7 CDTi 130PS engine, with CO2emissions as low as 124g/km. In front-wheel drive form, the 1.7 CDTi is available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and with all-wheel drive the Mokka comes with the six-speed manual only. Like the petrol-powered cars, all manual models have Vauxhall’s fuel-saving Start/Stop system as standard.

“The Mokka takes its design cues from larger SUVs and integrates them into a compact, yet modern form,” said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “We are now growing a compelling and diverse range of products that appeals both to retail and fleet customers, and the Mokka will complement this perfectly.”

Front- or four-wheel drive transmissions
The Mokka has been designed to perform efficiently in urban environments, but with the ability to be driven off-road when the need arises. Both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models are available, with the AWD system being fully adaptive. When the vehicle’s being driven on smooth, dry surfaces all drive is sent to the front wheels for maximum efficiency. But when the road surface is slippery, as much as 50 per cent of the drive automatically and seamlessly is diverted to the rear axle. The entire AWD system weighs just 65kgs, benefitting handling and fuel economy.

Mokka brings wide range of new tech to sub-compact SUV segment
A variety of state-of-the-art driver-assistance systems will be available in the Mokka. The Vauxhall Front Camera – first seen in the latest Insignia, and also the new Zafira Tourer – gives drivers access to Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Forward Collision Alert, as well as a rear-view camera, which works with park-assist sensors front and rear.

Reinforcing its role as a recreational car for families, the Mokka also has the option of Vauxhall’s latest generation FlexFix rear bicycle carrier. The carrier is fully integrated into the rear bumper, and slides out like a drawer to accept up to three bicycles at a time. The system even allows easy access to the tailgate/cargo area when the bikes are on the carrier.

Standard on all Mokkas is a comprehensive package of safety systems, including Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, providing drivers with reassurance, no matter if they’re on or off-road. HDC is an excellent ally when a driver is descending a steep hill, when it determines and limits the speed of the vehicle, meaning that the brakes need not be applied.

Adding further still to the Mokka’s comprehensive safety armoury is Vauxhall’s Advanced Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL+). This technology automatically adapts the Mokka’s lighting to suit its driving environment, whether it be motorway, country, urban, adverse weather, increased full beam, or cornering beam. The system is also equipped with High Beam Assist, which adjusts the high beams automatically so that oncoming traffic isn’t dazzled.

Bold SUV design combined with generous functionality
Muscular and attractive, the Mokka incorporates Vauxhall’s signature ‘blade’ on the body side, sweeping towards the rear.  The Mokka’s stance is reinforced by its higher ground clearance as well as a 1540mm track and 18-inch wheels on most models.

Inside, the Mokka has 19 storage locations, 60:40 split rear seats, and an all-up load space of 1,372 litres with the rear seats folded down.

British team play integral role in RHD chassis development

Gerry Baker, Vauxhall’s manager of vehicle dynamics based at Millbrook, has been involved with Mokka chassis development from an early stage. “Early prototype cars were tested in the UK during 2011, to establish if bespoke damper settings were required for cars sold in Britain,” said Gerry.

“We’ve also been evaluating a RHD steering tune for the car, which is important, given the unique road conditions British drivers have to deal with. Finally, a large part of the Mokka’s durability testing has been carried out at Millbrook, here in the UK.”

There’s been great emphasis on the Mokka’s dynamic performance, both on- and off-road, The front MacPherson suspension has been fitted with side-load compensation springs to improve damper reliability and consistency. At the rear, a U-section compound crank is mounted ahead of the rear wheels, angled to suit either FWD or AWD set-ups, and ensuring that both on- and off-road dynamics are not compromised.

Vauxhall has adopted a state-of-the-art Electric Power Steering (EPS) system for Mokka, which provides more speed sensitive assistance for drivers, no matter what model they opt for. The specific settings for the steering will be tuned to suit the UK market.

Customers can order the Mokka from today through the Vauxhall retail network. The car will arrive in UK showrooms in November this year.


Mokka List Price

RRP(£) VAT (£) Total (£) On-the-Road (£)
1.6 16v 115PS S/S 5-spd 13,391.67 2,678.33 16,070.00 16,995.00
1.6 16v 115PS S/S 5-spd 14,225.00 2,845.00 17,070.00 17,995.00
1.4 16v Turbo 140PS S/S 6-spd 4×4 16,091.67 3,218.33 19,310.00 20,200.00
1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 6-spd 15,575.00 3,115.00 18,690.00 19,445.00
1.7 CDTi 130PS 6-spd Auto 16,295.83 3,259.17 19,555.00 20,445.00
1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 6-spd 4×4 16,762.50 3,352.50 20,115.00 20,990.00
1.6 16v 115PS S/S 5-spd 16,308.33 3,261.67 19,570.00 20,495.00
1.4 16v Turbo 140PS S/S 6-spd 4×4 18,175.00 3,635.00 21,810.00 22,700.00
1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 6-spd 17,658.33 3,531.67 21,190.00 21,945.00
1.7 CDTi 130PS 6-spd Auto 18,379.17 3,675.83 22,055.00 22,945.00
1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 6-spd 4×4 18,845.83 3,769.17 22,615.00 23,490.00



Max Speed  0-60mph
1.6 16v VVT 115PS S/S 106 mph 12.2 secs
1.4 16v Turbo 140PS S/S 4×4 116 mph 9.6 secs
1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 116 mph 9.6 secs
1.7 CDTi 130PS Auto 114 mph 10.4 secs
1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 4×4 114 mph 10.2 secs


Provisional Fuel Economy (mpg) & CO2 Emissions (g/km)

Urban  Extra-Urban  Combined CO2
1.6 16v VVT 115PS S/S 32.8 53.3 43.5 153
1.4 16v Turbo 140PS S/S 4×4 34.0 55.4 44.8 149
1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 48.7 68.9 60.1 124
1.7 CDTi 130PS Auto 42.2 60.1 51.4 144
1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 4×4 45.6 64.2 55.4 134


Specification Highlights


Vauxhall Mokka S  – Standard features include:

  • Switchable Electronic Stability Programme
  • Traction Control
  • Descent Control System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s airbags
  • Front seat side-impact airbags
  • Full-size curtain airbags
  • Air conditioning
  • Steering column adjustable for reach and rake
  • Silver-effect roof rails
  • Electrically adjustable/heated door mirrors
  • Electrically operated front windows
  • CD/MP3 CD player/aux-in socket (CD 400)
  • DMB digital radio
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Multi-function trip computer
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat back
  • 16-inch wheels with 205/70 R 16 tyres
  • Alloy-effect protective front skid plate
  • Side-protection mouldings
  • Remote control alarm system with central locking
  • Daytime running lights


Vauxhall Mokka Exclusiv adds the following over S:

  • Dual-zone Electronic Climate Control
  • USB connection with iPod control
  • Bluetooth® functionality
  • Leather-covered steering wheel
  • Front centre armrest
  • Automatic lighting control
  • High beam assist
  • Rain-sensitive windscreen wipers
  • Electro-chromatic anti-dazzle rear-view mirror
  • 230-volt rear power outlet behind front seats
  • Electrically foldable door mirrors
  • Electrically operated rear windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Front and rear parking distance sensors
  • Stainless steel exhaust tailpipe
  • Sterling silver-effect 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/55 R 18 tyres


Vauxhall Mokka SE adds the following over Exclusiv:

  • Leather seat facings
  • Electrically heated front seats
  • Ergonomic sports front seats
  • Rear seat centre armrest with drinks holders
  • Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic beam levelling
  • Adaptive Forward Lighting
  • Electrically heated steering wheel
  • Driver’s sunglasses holder
  • Chrome-effect exterior door handles
  • Alloy-effect door sill covers
  • Dark-tinted rear windows
  • Midnight silver-effect 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/55 R 18 tyres