Feb 7, 2013
Rüsselsheim. Customer demand for the Mokka continues at a high level across Europe, with Opel’s new SUV reaching one record order mark after another. After just a few months, a total of more than 80,000 orders have now been received from all over Europe. The Mokka’s winning combination of attractive design, innovative technologies and features typical of higher vehicle classes as well as its driving dynamics make the all-rounder especially popular with customers in Germany, Russia, UK, Italy and France. Forecasts indicate that more than two-thirds of all Mokkas in Europe will be sold in these markets. The current bestseller is the top Cosmo variant, with a 103 kW/140 hp 1.4-liter Turbo ecoFLEX engine and all-wheel drive
“Our attractive newcomer is on the way to becoming one of the bestsellers in the sub-compact SUV class, the fastest-growing vehicle segment in Europe,” says Duncan Aldred, Acting Vice President Sales, Marketing & Aftersales at Opel/Vauxhall. “This steep order curve is due to the fact that, with its outstanding practical qualities, the Mokka delivers what its muscular design promisesThe Mokka is clearly fulfilling its high customer conquest potential.”
Its phenomenal popularity with customers echoes the extremely positive media reaction since its announcement and first test drives – including comparison test victories in ‘auto motor und sport’ (ams) and ‘AutoStraßenverkehr’. The list of winning verdicts goes on, with three cross-segment successes: the all-wheel drive version came out on top in a big ‘Auto Bild’ winter test; an ‘Auto Bild’ wellness test also named the Mokka as the most comfortable of nine cars, and it showed top-class standards in an ams seat test.
Mokka customers are consciously opting for a sub-compact SUV instead of a larger format. They want a car with dimensions that cut a fine presence both in and outside cities, while also being just as suitable for leisure activities as it is for everyday needs. Research shows that typical Mokka drivers are middle-aged and lead very active lifestyles. They are also technology-oriented, and Mokka’s Opel-exclusive driver assistance systems as well as safety and comfort features are particularly important to them.
The 4.28 meter-long Mokka offers plenty of room for five occupants with raised seating positions. Opel introduces a number of technologies to the SUV segment in the Mokka, including the AFL+ adaptive lighting system, AGR-certified ergonomic seats and an integrated FlexFix bicycle carrier system, now in its second generation and able to hold up to three bikes on the sub-compact SUV.
There are also numerous technology features available to improve comfort and safety. These include the electronic stability program ESPPlus with Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, and a second-generation Opel Eye front camera with Forward Collision Alert as well as enhanced Traffic Sign Recognition and Lane Departure Warning functions. The Mokka can be specified with front-wheel drive or an adaptive all-wheel drive (AWD) system, which automatically detects when traction is needed through all four wheels and constantly optimizes available grip.