The new Opel Mokka changes face and soul. The Psa Group’s new CMP platform has enabled it to become a crossover, more compact in size and able to accommodate all powertrains: from traditional gasoline and diesel to a 100% electric version. The design of the new Mokka has been completely overhauled with pure, attractive lines and a look characterized by reduced overhangs and a solid road presence.

The new Mokka is the first model in the Opel line-up to embark on a new design direction that will characterize all Opel models from now on. The two most important elements are what the German designers, led by Mark Adams, call the “Opel Vizor” and the “Opel Pure Panel”. The first characterizes the front end designed following a unique layout with a grille that includes headlamps, LED daytime running lights and a new logo. The second, inspired by the same philosophy of rationality and simplicity, characterises the interior: the dashboard is elongated and integrates two displays in a horizontal position.

We drove the 100% electric version of the Opel Mokka in Milan (Italy), powered by a zero-emission engine with 100 kW (136 hp) output and a 50 kWh battery pack with a claimed range of around 320 kilometres. Its compact dimensions make it easy to drive in urban traffic, and visibility is also good thanks to large windows and pillars that are not too thick.

The Pure Panel (consisting of a 12-inch instrument display and a 10-inch infotainment display in a single unit) clearly conveys all the information to the driver and is intuitive to use. The gear lever has disappeared from the centre console (in the automatic versions), making way for a gear selector, a choice that has increased storage space. The package of driver assistance systems is complete, with graphics transmitted from the screens explaining their functions in simple language. The new Mokka, in thermal or electric version, is sold in five trim levels, Edition, Elegance, Gs Line, Gs Line+ and Ultimate.