The brand new Vauxhall Mokka 0

We mentioned the Vauxhall Mokka a few weeks ago but the car has finally arrived, starting from £15,995.

The 1.7 litre CDTi looks like shaking up the whole segment. Its fiercely competitive price and its wonderful features help to put across a car that is quite desirable.

The car’s unique shape makes it look slightly chunky but aggressive. The front has an excellent wide grille and huge headlights, emphasising its large size. The wheelarches are pretty big but are filled with 17 inch alloy wheels.

There is not much to shout about when it comes to the cars interior. The Vauxhall Mokka’s detailing is not of the highest quality and the material looks quite cheap. The layout of the buttons means that it is not the easiest thing in the world to find the right function to select.
The best attribute about the inside is that is has quite a lot of room for the driver and passengers, making it a decent family car.  The rear can easily fit three adults with a great deal of headroom and legroom. The car’s boot space measures at a huge 1,372 litres. That leaves enough room for shopping and extras.

he 1.7 litre diesel front wheel drive version is expected to be the main choice for UK buyers. The 4×4 petrol editions are not as fast and is also naturally less efficient. The diesel reaches more than 60 MPG according to Vauxhall and is also faster than its petrol counterpart. The 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine reaches 138 BHP but is not the best suited engine for the car in anyway. Acceleration is largely sluggish and the car doesn’t move very fast.

The Vauxhall Mokka’s steering is poor and quite weighty. The feedback and response is not as good as you may expect either. The suspension is quite firm but everyone within will feel the bumps over uneven road surfaces. The car’s economy reaches 149g/km of C02 along with 44.8 MPG, pretty good readings by anyone’s standards.

How well will the Vauxhall Mokka perform in the UK market? How will the car fare against the strong rivals of the Skoda Yeti, the Nissan Juke and the Kia Sportage?