VAUXHALL’S new compact sports utility vehicle the Mokka will cost from £16,995 when it hits the streets in November.
Aimed at the leisure market and seen as a rival to established big sellers like Nissan pair the Juke and Qashqai along with Skoda’s Yeti, the Mokka will be available with either two or four-wheel drive.
And despite a compact 4.28-metre length it can carry five adults and has the option of Vauxhall’s latest generation FlexFix rear bicycle carrier, which slides out like a drawer to hold up to three bikes at a time.
Available in three trims – S, Exclusiv and SE – the Mokka comes with plenty of standard kit, including digital radio, air-con, Descent Control System, cruise control, aux-in and a multi-function trip computer.
Three engines, ranging in power from 115 to 140PS, will be available from launch, the 1.6-litre petrol producing 115PS 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 unit and brings with it standard four-wheel drive and sub-150g/km CO2 emissions.
The Mokka also has a choice of two diesels, both of which house a 1.7 CDTi 130PS engine, with emissions as low as 124g/km.
In front-wheel drive form, the 1.7 CDTi is available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, and with all-wheel drive in six-speed manual only – all manuals have Start/Stop as standard.
A variety of driver-assistance systems will be available, including the Vauxhall Front Camera – first seen in the latest Insignia – giving drivers access to Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Forward Collision Alert, as well as a rear-view camera, which works with front and rear park-assist sensors.
Prices are from £16,995 for the 1.6 115PS S/S 5-speed S model up to £23,490 for the 1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 6-speed 4x4 SE. Diesels start at £19,445 for the 1.7 CDTi 130PS S/S 6-speed Exclusiv version.