Successor Opel Mokka X loses X in title

Successor Opel Mokka X loses X in title

April 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Opel first released the image of the successor to the Mokka X, and immediately announced that the crossover is losing its X designation.

Opel has a special model naming policy. All SUV brands have the letter “X” in the model name. Cars like Crossland X and Grandland X are prime examples of this. In the Mokka model, first introduced to the market in 2012, X was added to the name in 2016 along with an update. Opel is now showing the first image of the disguised successor to Mokka X, which will again be called Mokka, without X.

According to autoweek.nl, citing Opel representatives, the company is busy testing the new Mokka. The manufacturer claims that Mokka production will begin in the last quarter of 2020, and the first copies will be delivered to customers early next year.

The new Mokka shares its base with the DS 3 Crossback and Peugeot 2008, which means that the new crossover will also be available on the CMF platform, which, among other things, will create an all-electric version. Like its French sister models, this electric version is likely to get a 50 kWh battery rated for EV 300 km, calculated for the 136 hp version. Undoubtedly, gasoline versions with PureTech engines will also be on the order lists.

In terms of design, the new Mokka crossover is based on the GT X Experimental concept, which Opel showed off to the world in 2018. Important design elements of this concept car, which in a certain sense will also return to the Mokka X, are the Opel Compass, the cross-shaped shape of the front panel, and the Opel Vizor, which is a more or less dark “mask” in front, a panel of narrow headlights. It is expected that the full disclosure of the model will occur a bit later this year.