GM’s newcomer to challenge SUV sector

off-my-wheelsBrian Joss –

The all-new Opel Mokka – Opel’s first sub-compact SUV – makes its South African debut at the end of March. Mokka, which has received international acclaim with orders in Europe in 2014 easily surpassing the 240 000 units mark, is the third of the ‘new Germans’ from Opel to be launched in South Africa in just three months.

“The Opel Mokka is an exciting addition to the Opel portfolio and follows Adam and Corsa as an adaptable lifestyle option,” comments Christopher Cradock, Opel brand manager at GMSA.

The Mokka Enjoy: making its South African debut at the end of March. Picture: QuickPic
The Mokka Enjoy: making its South African debut at the end of March. Picture: QuickPic

“The vehicle’s high levels of quality, driver aids and safety technology as well as versatility place Mokka firmly at the top of this segment. Mokka is aimed at consumers who have active lifestyles and in this regard it is perfectly matched to the aspirational lifestyles of the target groups, but more than that it offers an quality alternative to customers who live urban lifestyles,” he said. Features include a high seating position, extra space, versatility and the go-anywhere nature of an SUV. The Opel Mokka is available as a four-model range with a choice of two trim levels and a choice of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions with front wheel drive only. Opel’s proven 1.4-litre turbocharged Ecotec petrol engine does duty in all four derivatives. The engine produces 103kW between 4 900 and 6 000 rpm and a usable 200 N.m of torque between 1 850 and 4 900 rpm.

The Opel Mokka, a compact luxury SUV, straddles the growing SUV B and C segments of the market in South Africa. GM said it is moving into a space dominated by more expensive luxury models.

Mokka’s compact proportions disguise its spacious interior which is characterised by high levels of standard specification, making Mokka a true all-round vehicle, according to GM.

Available at GM dealers from the end of March, pricing will start at R288 500 for the  Mokka Enjoy 1.4T manual to R335 500 for the range-topping Mokka 1.4 T Cosmo automatic.

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