Opel MOKKA X 1.4T Cosmo 6AT
I drove the previous model of the Mokka around the test track at Gerotek and almost kept up with a gaggle of Opel Adam Sports. My nerve gave in on the third corner as it felt I was going to roll it. Actually it had very good stability control. This new Mokka X is very good on the road, I think. It is an upgrade on the previous model, especially the interior, media centre and the headlights.
The mechanicals remain unchanged from the original Mokka and along with the four model lineup of Enjoy and Cosmo trim choices in either manual or automatic. Powering all four MOKKA X derivatives is Opel’s proven 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged ECOTEC petrol engine, which produces 103 kW between 4 900 and 6 000 rpm and 200 Nm between 1 850 and 4 900 rpm.
Although not really an Opel fan, I have to say this Opel is pretty good. Just sitting on the very comfortable, highly adjustable seat, looking at the dash and interior you can see just how far Opel have come. You feel it too. Top class materials and finishes.
Speaking at the launch of the new Opel MOKKA X, Ian Nicholls said “Opel is on its way to achieving its vision of becoming the second largest passenger car brand in Europe by 2022. Part of this success is a renewed focus on bringing competitive new products to market, in fact the MOKKA X is the 13th new or refreshed Opel to be launched in South Africa since 2012.”
Aimed at drivers who are looking for a vehicle that is safe, family oriented and powerful, the MOKKA X merges functionality, connectivity, technology and safety in a vehicle which is just 4.28-metres from bumper to bumper.
Consumption, back home with the X 1.4 driving my usual routes, I got was 8.1L/100. You could possibly improve on this as Opel claim 6.5 L/100km or less, depending on model.
I have to say this crossover has brilliant brakes and nippy performance. It is not only a looker, considering the genre, but a little performer.
The interior is very good and feels quite upmarket. It has one of the best media centre/ touchscreen centres I have used.
It is a snazzy little crossover which feels well put together.
All new Opel MOKKA X derivatives are backed by Opel Complete Care with a comprehensive 5-year/ 120 000 km warranty and come with a 5-year/ 90 000 km service plan linked to service intervals of 15 000 km.
Prices look like this: Latest click here.
|New Opel Mokka X||Retail price incl. VAT|
|MOKKA X 1.4T Enjoy 6MT||R 317, 500.00|
|MOKKA X 1.4T Enjoy 6AT||R 328, 400.00|
|MOKKA X 1.4T Cosmo 6MT||R 357, 400.00|
|MOKKA X 1.4T Cosmo 6AT||R 368, 100.00|