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
Assembly Bupyeong, South Korea (GM Korea)
Shanghai, China (Shanghai GM)
Zaragoza, Spain (from 2014)[1]
Designer Carsten Aengenheyster[2]
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel-drive
Platform Gamma II platform
Related Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic/Holden Barina
Chevrolet/Holden Trax[3]
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,555 mm (100.6 in)
Length 4,280 mm (168.5 in)
Width 1,775 mm (69.9 in)
Height 1,646 mm (64.8 in)
Kerb weight 1,293 kg (2,851 lb) (2WD)
1,386 kg (3,056 lb) (4WD)

The Opel Mokka is a subcompact SUV from the German manufacturer Opel,[4] which was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and went on sale at the end of the same year.[5] It was engineered by Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany,[6] and is produced in Bupyeong, South Korea.[7] It is also marketed as the Vauxhall Mokka in the United Kingdom,[8] and as the Buick Encore in North America and China.[9][10]

Production[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.[5][11] 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.[12]

Buick Encore[edit]

The Buick Encore version of the Mokka was unveiled at Detroit's 2012 North American International Auto Show[13] and officially went on sale in January 2013. It is Buick's first subcompact crossover and is available in front or all-wheel drive. The only powertrain offered currently is a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox.[14] AMC/Renault briefly used the Encore name on its 1984-86 subcompact hatchback.

The Buick Encore is also sold in China.[15]

IIHS scores
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good[16]
Small overlap frontal offset Poor[17]
Side impact Good[18]
Roof strength Good[19]

Engines[edit]

The 1.6 is available only with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The rest have 6-speed manual gearboxes as standard, but the 1.7 CDTI (2WD) is available with a 6-speed automatic as an option.

Petrol engine
Model Engine Power Torque CO2 emissions
1.4i Turbo 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/10/us-gm-mokka-idUSBRE9690LX20130710
  2. ^ "Kompakte Maße, großer Auftritt". Opel-Blog. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "2013 Opel Mokka". WorldCarFans. January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "All-New Opel Mokka: Compact in Size, Big in Attitude". Media: Europe. Adam Opel AG. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  6. ^ http://media.opel.com/media/intl/en/opel/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/intl/en/2012/opel/06_18_opel_mokka.html
  7. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/business/global/opels-future-weighs-heavy-on-german-town.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  8. ^ Hardy, Sam (January 2012). "Vauxhall Mokka SUV". Auto Express. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "2013 Buick Encore | Luxury crossover SUV". Buick. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  10. ^ "Buick China | Encore for the Buick Encore in Detroit – and in China | China Car Times - China Auto News". China Car Times. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  11. ^ Hudson, Paul (11 January 2012). "Vauxhall Mokka SUV breaks cover". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Cropley, Steve (25 May 2012). "Vauxhall Mokka 1.4T 4x4". Autocar. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  13. ^ GM teases five-seat 2013 Buick Encore mini crossover SUV ahead of North American International Auto Show reveal in Detroit -- Car & Driver (Retrieved 2011-12-14)
  14. ^ "2013 Buick Encore Takes the Stage". General Motors. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Buick China | Encore for the Buick Encore in Detroit – and in China | China Car Times - China Auto News". China Car Times. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  16. ^ http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=761
  17. ^ http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=1813&seriesid=761
  18. ^ http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=1792&seriesId=761
  19. ^ http://www.iihs.org/ratings/roof/detailsbyclass.aspx?58

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