Opel confirmed the all-new, second-generation of its best-selling Mokka crossover with a road-testing phase by the design engineering team. Set to enter production in the final quarter of this year, with its arrival in showrooms expected in early 2021, the compact SUV will be available from launch with an electric powertrain, ahead of petrol and diesel engines, a testament to Opel’s commitment to electrifying its entire range by 2024.
Opel enthusiasts will note that the new model has eliminated the “X” in its name, in difference to the original Mokka, that debuted in 2012. Covered in striking green camouflage, images of the muscular all-new Mokka test cars feature a large, yellow K across the rear doors and roofline and tease viewers as to what is behind the camouflage. Although the more intricate details of the design are not completely visible yet, the new Mokka has been designed to impress and already shows muscular proportions with short front and rear overhangs and a fully digitised cabin, hinting at a clear, new Opel exterior and interior design philosophy.
Commenting on the new product development, Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller, said: “I have followed the development of the new Mokka very closely for two and a half years and I am very proud of this new Opel, which will be electric from the very beginning! I can promise that the new Mokka will be one of the most exciting cars in our long history! This second generation shows everything Opel stands for today, and in the future and it will change the perception of our brand. Our engineers still have important work to do, but I’m looking forward to presenting the new Mokka soon.”
James Brooks, Managing Director at Leeson Motors, Opel Importer in Ireland, added: “We are excited to give a sneak preview of what is to come with the all-new second-generation Mokka. The all-new Mokka will denote an important next step in Opel’s new design philosophy. Launching the car with a fully electric engine builds on our strategy to give our customers the freedom to choose the model and powertrain to suit their lifestyle or needs.”