Vauxhall Mokka X

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The Mokka, following its midlife upgrade, has a name change, it is now the Mokka X (all subsequent Vauxhall SUV’s will have an X on the end we are informed). There’s a completely new front-end design, squared-off headlamp clusters featuring L-shaped LED daytime running lights, a broad, wing-shaped grille and a much neater lower bumper arrangement. Inside the Mokka X is less button heavy than before and dash is now dominated by a 7 inch touchscreen that can mirror you mobile phone screen, control the media and display the sat nav information (where fitted). What remains are the slight proportions 4.28m in length, making the Mokka X bigger than the Nissan Juke but smaller than the Nissan Qashqai.

 

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There’s a choice of four trim levels, ‘Active’, ‘Design Nav’, Elite’, ‘Elite Nav’ and the new Ultimate. Standard equipment on the entry level car is generous, 18 inch alloy wheels (1.6 diesel 17 inch), front fog lights, silver colour roof rails, leather-covered steering wheel, climate control, cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, automatic lighting and wipers, LED running lights and front and rear parking sensors. The ‘Design Nav’ adds a built in sat nav, ‘Elite’ trim and adds a full leather interior, heated front seats and steering wheel plus tinted rear windows. and the “Elite Nav” is the Elite with a sat nav.

The Mokka X is available in front wheel or on demand all-wheel-drive. In normal driving conditions, power is delivered to the front wheels for better economy, but when you need it, a torque transfer device can transfer up to 50 percent drive to the rear wheels. Clever stuff.

 

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The only engine less to choose is the 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol is the pick for value and performance, 62 miles per hour is reached in 9.3 seconds and economy is a disappointing 37.7 miles per gallon as a manual front wheel drive car or 34.9 as an automatic. There is a new Mokka X due in 2020 when we will see a push towards electrication.

 

Autumn Best Buy – Vauxhall Mokka X Elite Nav (2 wheel drive) 1.4 litre 140bhp  petrol Manual  –  £99 Advance Payment (£63.47 wpms)

Autumn Best Buy – Vauxhall Mokka X Elite Nav (2 wheel drive) 1.4 litre 140bhp  petrol Automatic  –  £449 Advance Payment (£65.78 wpms)