Opel Mokka

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Opel Mokka
Opel Mokka ecoFLEX Edition – Frontansicht, 25. August 2013, Düsseldorf.jpg
Manufacturer Opel
Also called
  • Buick Encore
  • Vauxhall Mokka
Production 2012–present
Model years 2013–present[1]
Assembly Bupyeong, South Korea (GM Korea)
Shanghai, China (Shanghai GM)
Zaragoza, Spain[2]
Designer Carsten Aengenheyster[3]
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel-drive
Platform Gamma II platform
Related Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic
Chevrolet Trax[4]
Wheelbase 2,555 mm (100.6 in)[5]
Length 4,280 mm (168.5 in)[5]
Width 1,775 mm (69.9 in)[5]
Height 1,646 mm (64.8 in)[5]
Kerb weight 1,293 kg (2,851 lb) (2WD)
1,386 kg (3,056 lb) (4WD)[5]

The Opel Mokka is a subcompact crossover SUV engineered[6] and manufactured by the German automaker Opel since 2012.[7][8] The Mokka is now built in Bupyeong, South Korea and Zaragoza, Spain.[9] It is also marketed as the Vauxhall Mokka in the United Kingdom[10] and as the Buick Encore in North America and China.[11][12]


Rear view

The Mokka is positioned below the Antara in the Opel lineup and is available in both front-wheel and four-wheel drive versions. The Mokka name derives from the small, round coffee beans of the Coffea Arabica variety.

The Mokka is based on the GM Gamma II platform and is available with three engines: a 115 PS (85 kW; 113 bhp) 1.6-litre petrol, a 140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) 1.4-litre turbo petrol and a 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) 1.7 diesel.[8][13] The four-wheel drive option is a "smart" 4x4 system that maintains 100% drive at the front wheels until the system detects slip, fast starts or tight cornering, in which case it can send up to 50% of torque to the rear wheels.[14]

Buick Encore[edit]

The Buick Encore version of the Mokka was unveiled at Detroit's 2012 North American International Auto Show[15] and officially went on sale for the 2013 model year in January 2013. It is Buick's first subcompact crossover and is available in front or all-wheel drive.[5] The only powertrain offered currently is a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox.[5][16] AMC/Renault briefly used the Encore name on its 1984-86 subcompact hatchback.

The Buick Encore is also sold in Mexico and China.[17] Buick's VentiPorts have reappeared at the Encore's introduction, a styling feature unique to Buick dating back to 1949.

IIHS scores
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good[18]
Small overlap frontal offset Poor[19]
Side impact Good[20]
Roof strength Good[21]


The 1.6 is available only with a five-speed manual gearbox. The rest have six-speed manual gearboxes as standard, but the 1.7 CDTI (2WD) is available with a six-speed automatic as an option.

Petrol engine
Model Engine Power Torque CO2 emissions
1.4i Turbo[5] 1364 cc I4 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 4900 rpm 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) at 1850-4900 rpm 149 g/km
1.6i 1598 cc I4 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 6000 rpm 155 N·m (114 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm 153 g/km
Diesel engine
Model Engine Power Torque CO2 emissions
1.7 CDTI 1686 cc I4 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) at 4000 rpm 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) at 2000–2500 rpm 124 g/km
1.7 CDTI 4X4 1686 cc I4 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) at 4000 rpm 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) at 2000–2500 rpm 134 g/km


  1. ^ "Buick Encore Overview & Pictures". Roadtests.com. 2014-09-08. 
  2. ^ http://media.gm.com/media/intl/en/opel/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/intl/en/2014/opel/09-12-mokka-production-zaragoza.html
  3. ^ "Kompakte Maße, großer Auftritt". Opel-Blog. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  4. ^ "New Chevrolet Trax Small Crossover is the Buick Encore's Global Twin, will Debut in Paris - Carscoop". Carscoop.blogspot.com. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "2013 Buick Encore Specs & Pictures". Roadtests.com. 2014-09-08. 
  6. ^ "New Opel Mokka: German engineered SUV chassis for European needs". Opel. 
  7. ^ "2013 Opel Mokka". WorldCarFans. January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "All-New Opel Mokka: Compact in Size, Big in Attitude". Media: Europe. Adam Opel AG. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  9. ^ Ewing, Jack (2012-04-02). "Opel's Future Weighs Heavily on German Town". The New York Times. 
  10. ^ Hardy, Sam (January 2012). "Vauxhall Mokka SUV". Auto Express. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "2013 Buick Encore | Luxury crossover SUV". Buick. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  12. ^ "Buick China | Encore for the Buick Encore in Detroit – and in China | China Cat Times - China Auto News". China Cat Times. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  13. ^ Hudson, Paul (11 January 2012). "Vauxhall Mokka SUV breaks cover". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  14. ^ Cropley, Steve (25 May 2012). "Vauxhall Mokka 1.4T 4x4". Autocar. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  15. ^ GM teases five-seat 2013 Buick Encore mini crossover SUV ahead of North American International Auto Show reveal in Detroit -- Cat & Driver (Retrieved 2011-12-14)
  16. ^ "2013 Buick Encore Takes the Stage". General Motors. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Buick China | Encore for the Buick Encore in Detroit – and in China | China Cat Times - China Auto News". China Cat Times. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  18. ^ "IIHS moderate overlap frontal offset crash test ratings". IIHS. 
  19. ^ "IIHS small overlap frontal offset crash test ratings". IIHS. 
  20. ^ "IIHS side impact crash test ratings". IIHS. 
  21. ^ "IIHS roof strength ratings". IIHS. 

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