🏎️ Opel Mokka B
🛠️ 3-cylinder 1.2 PureTech Turbo 205km/h 100HP
💨 10,6 seconds
💶 22.000€ in Europe
Named “B”, the second generation of the Opel Mokka presents itself as a much more compelling car than its predecessor thanks to the adoption of a more original design and modern technologies, primarily the presence of an electric variant. Classifying itself as an affordable mini SUV, the Mokka B enters a market segment that in 2020 (year of release) was more aggressive than ever: among its competitors, we find the Fiat 500X, the Peugeot 2008, the Volkswagen T-Cross, the Jeep Renegade, the Hyundai Kona, the Ford Puma and many other cars.
The aesthetics of the Mokka B is much younger than the cheap one adopted in the Mokka A. In this generation, the Mokka seems to have finally taken on its own personality. The sharp “IntelliLux LED” headlights, muscular lines and bodywork with black or white roof and bonnet in contrast with the chosen color. The part of the body near the ground is made of raw black plastic in every configuration. Among the details that give the front, such a sporty look are the two side air intakes near the LED fog lights. In the rear, there is a spoiler so pronounced that it shadows the rear window at almost all solar inclinations. The base rims are small to medium in size (16 inches), but in the most opulent set-ups they can reach 18” in width. Finally, we can see the adoption of a slightly restyled Opel logo
As well as abroad, the style has also radically changed inside, especially concerning on-board technologies: for the first time on an Opel, the cockpit is entirely digital and has a 12” diagonal; as for the infotainment, a new 10-inch multifunction touch screen display slightly facing the driver represents a big step forward compared to the previous 7“. It should be noted, however, that the basic configurations still adopt a display with a radio function very similar to the old one. Despite the small dimensions of 4,15 x 1,79 meters, the car is fairly spacious and comfortable even for those who sit in the back. The quality of the finishes is in line with the competition. Among the new options come the heated seats.
Based on the CMP platform (the same as the contemporary Peugeot 2008 and DS3 Crossback), the Mokka B inherits its suspension department from the cars just mentioned in brackets. It has engines of many kinds: petrol, diesel and electric, all adapted to the Euro 6D standard. The basic engine is a 100HP PureTech 1.2 turbocharged petrol three-cylinder, then there is the same engine, but with increased power up to 130HP. Then there is the Blue-HDi 1.5 four-cylinder diesel with 110HP and an electric variant (Mokka-e) with 136HP.
Contrary to what one might think, the electric variant has mediocre performance: 0-100 acceleration occurs in 9.2 seconds and, even worse, the electronically limited maximum speed is just 150km/h. These performances are poor but still adequate to the target audience of the car. The battery, divided into 18 modules of 12 cells for a total of 216 cells, has a mediocre capacity of 50kWh, which allows the car to travel not much more than 300 kilometers on a single charge. Fast charging at 100kW is also available, thanks to which the car charges up to 80% in 30 minutes. The Mokka-e is sold starting from around 35.000€ in Europe, a price that can significantly decrease thanks to state incentives. Among the opponents of this electric variant we find the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Tesla Model 3.
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⚡ (3,5/5)