Opel Mokka

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Opel Mokka
Opel Mokka ecoFLEX Edition – Frontansicht, 25. August 2013, Düsseldorf.jpg
Manufacturer Opel
Also called Vauxhall Mokka, Buick Encore
Production 2012–present
Model years 2013–present
Assembly Bupyeong, South Korea (GM Korea)
Shanghai, China (Shanghai GM)
Zaragoza, Spain[1]
Kaliningrad, Russia (Avtotor)
Minsk, Belarus (Unison)
Designer Carsten Aengenheyster[2]
Body and chassis
Class Mini sport utility vehicle
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel-drive
Platform Gamma II platform
Related Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic
Chevrolet Trax[3]
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 mini sport utility vehicle engineered and built by Opel since 2012. Sales started in the end of 2012.[4] The Mokka is now built in Bupyeong, South Korea and Zaragoza, Spain. It is also marketed as the Vauxhall Mokka in the United Kingdom, and as the Buick Encore in North America and in China.

Production and sales[edit]

Opel Mokka 1.4 EcoFlex (Germany)
Vauxhall Mokka 1.6 SE (United Kingdom)

In September 2007, What Car? produced computer generated images, which showed a Corsa C based SUV. However that model never made it into production.

The Mokka is positioned below the Antara and the Zafira Tourer 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 GM's Gamma II platform and is available in a choice of 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][6]

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.[7]

Production and sales started in autumn of 2012; by February 2013, Opel Mokka had over 80,000 orders, and after two months 100,000 orders. In October 2014, over 300,000 Mokkas were ordered in Europe. In January 2016, Opel announced 500,000 firm orders for Mokka overall.[8]


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

In the Russian market, a version with a 1.8 L A18XER (Korean designation F18DA) petrol engine is available. The cars for the Russian market were assembled by Avtotor (Kaliningrad, Russia) and later by Unison (Minsk, Belarus) in 2015.[9]

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

Petrol engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km) Years
1.4 Turbo (1368cc) I4 1368 cc 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 4900 rpm 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) at 1850 rpm 153 2013–
1.4 Turbo (1399cc) 1399 cc 155 PS (114 kW; 153 hp) at 5600 rpm 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm 155 2016–
1.6 VVT 1598 cc 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 6000 rpm 155 N·m (114 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm 139
1.8 VVT 1796 cc 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6200 rpm 178 N·m (131 lb·ft) at 3800 rpm 225 (FWD, MT5), 257 (AWD, AT6)
Diesel engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km) Years
1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX I4 1598 cc 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) at 4000 rpm 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) at 2000–2250 rpm 114-109 2015–
136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 3500-4000 rpm 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) at 2000–2250 rpm 109-119 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 120-129 2012–15

Facelift (Mokka X)[edit]

The updated Opel Mokka of 2016 now uses the name of Mokka X. The Mokka X wears a new face with sleeker headlights, a revised interior, and new LED tail lights as well.

Buick Encore[edit]

The North American version of the Mokka was unveiled as the Buick Encore at Detroit's 2012 North American International Auto Show[10] and went on sale in 2012 for the model year of 2013. The Encore is Buick's first ever small crossover SUV, as well as its fourth SUV overall (after the 2002 Rendezvous, 2004 Rainier and 2008 Enclave). The Encore is available in front wheel drive and in all wheel drive as well. The only powertrain offered in the Encore currently is a 1.4 litre turbo gasoline engine, coupled to a six speed automatic gearbox.[11]

Trailer towing is not permitted. AMC/Renault briefly used the Encore name on its 1984-86 subcompact hatchback. The Buick Encore is sold in North America and in China. Buick's VentiPorts have reappeared at the Encore's introduction, a styling feature unique to Buick dating back to 1949.

For 2016, the Encore added a new Sport Touring Edition which included unique 18" aluminum alloy wheels with midnight silver finish, rear spoiler, body color door handles and a more powerful 1.4 L Turbo engine. The new engine is a GM Ecotec inline four cylinder with direct injection, and is rated at 154 HP.

The interior is refreshed with a new dashboard design. The cabin uses premium quality material in its manufacture. There is an updated gauge cluster, with a 4.2 inch information screen. Center stack is blended in the dashboard. There is an infotainment system, with an new 8 inch frameless screen.[12]



IIHS scores
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good[13]
Small overlap frontal offset Good[14]
Side impact Good[15]
Roof strength Good


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  2. ^ "Kompakte Maße, großer Auftritt". Vauxhall-Blog. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "New Chevrolet Trax Small Crossover is the Buick Encore's Global Twin, will Debut in Paris - Carscoop". Carscoop.blogspot.com. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
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  5. ^ "All-New Opel Mokka: Compact in Size, Big in Attitude". Media: Europe. Adam Opel AG. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Hudson, Paul (11 January 2012). "Vauxhall Mokka SUV breaks cover". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Cropley, Steve (25 May 2012). "Vauxhall Mokka 1.4T 4x4". Autocar. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Opel Mokka Reaches 500,000 Orders". media.opel.com. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Opel Mokka". Wroom.ru.
  10. ^ "GM teases five-seat 2013 Buick Encore mini crossover SUV ahead of North American International Auto Show reveal in Detroit". Car and Driver. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  11. ^ "2013 Buick Encore Takes the Stage". General Motors. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Buick Encore is now the best-selling small crossover - Taaxe". 4 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "IIHS moderate overlap frontal offset crash test ratings". IIHS. 
  14. ^ "IIHS small overlap frontal offset crash test ratings". IIHS. 
  15. ^ "IIHS side impact crash test ratings". IIHS. 

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