Opel Mokka

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Opel Mokka
Opel Mokka ecoFLEX Edition – Frontansicht, 25. August 2013, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
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]
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
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 and sales started from end of 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]

Production and Sales[edit]

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]

Production and sales started in autumn of 2012, and by February 2013. Opel Mokka had over 80,000 orders,[15] and after two months 100,000 orders. In October 2014. over 300,000 Mokka were ordered in Europe.[16]

Engines[edit]

Engines are available with the 5-speed (only with 1.6 engine) or 6-speed manual transmission. The only optional available automatic transmission is the 6-speed with active select mode, which can be ordered for the 1.4 Turbo and 1.7 CDTI engines, with or without 4x4. Automatic version did not have Start/Stop system in the beginning.

In October, 2014, Opel introduced its all-new engine, the so-called "whisper diesel" 1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX engine with 136 PS which will, in beginning of 2015., replace 1.7 CDTI with 130 PS.

Petrol engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km) Years
1.4 Turbo S/S I4 1398 cc 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6000 rpm 130 N·m (96 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm 153
1.6 VVT 1598 cc 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 6000 rpm 155 N·m (114 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm 139
Diesel engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km) Years
1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX I4 1598 cc 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 3500-4000 rpm 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) at 2000–2250 rpm 109 2015–
1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX 4x4 119 2015–
1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX 1686 cc 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) at 4000 rpm 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) at 2000–2500 rpm 120 2012–'15
1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX 4x4 129 2012-'15

Buick Encore[edit]

The Buick Encore version of the Mokka was unveiled at Detroit's 2012 North American International Auto Show[17] 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][18] AMC/Renault briefly used the Encore name on its 1984-86 subcompact hatchback.

The Buick Encore is also sold in Mexico and China.[19] 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[20]
Small overlap frontal offset Poor[21]
Side impact Good[22]
Roof strength Good[23]

References[edit]

  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 "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. ^ "Rising Star: Over 80,000 Orders for Opel Mokka". media.opel.com. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Things Continue to Look up: 300,000 Orders for the Opel Mokka". media.opel.com. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  17. ^ 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)
  18. ^ "2013 Buick Encore Takes the Stage". General Motors. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ "IIHS moderate overlap frontal offset crash test ratings". IIHS. 
  21. ^ "IIHS small overlap frontal offset crash test ratings". IIHS. 
  22. ^ "IIHS side impact crash test ratings". IIHS. 
  23. ^ "IIHS roof strength ratings". IIHS. 

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