The year 2015 saw the arrival of the Opel Mokka subcompact crossover SUV and the first generation model has had a somewhat productive tenure in SA. The 2016 update saw the Opel Mokka adopting the X nomenclature as a new signal for the German marque’s direction, however, that was ditched by the brand at a later stage. The second-generation Opel Mokka has finally reached the South African market looking all sleek and ready to give rivals a run for their money.

Two Trim Levels on Offer

Boasting a fresh new design, the new Opel Mokka is available in two trim levels; Elegance and GS Line. The front end features the brand’s latest design language that comes courtesy of a single element grille, LED headlights with a ‘wing’ design as well as a new logo with the brand’s lightning bolt.

The range-opening Elegance model comes standard with Eco LED headlamps while the GS Line upgrades to full-LED Matrix headlights as standard. Both variants of the Opel Mokka feature fog lights while the rear is fitted with slim LED taillights.

Both models ride on 17-inch alloy wheels in diamond black (black in the GS Line) shod with 215/60 R17 tyres.

Inside, the new Opel Mokka comes standard with a six-axis adjustable driver’s seat with the GS Line featuring full leather upholstery. The Elegance model is fitted with a 7-inch touchscreen IntelliLink infotainment system that allows for USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top-of-the-range GS Line spawns a bigger 10-inch high-definition IntelliLink colour touchscreen with built-in navigation.

Opel Mokka Interior

Sophisticated Driving Aids

When it comes to driving aids, the GS Line comes standard with forwarding collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control and stop and go function.

Powertrain, Transmission and Fuel Economy

Powering the entire Opel Mokka range is a sole 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 96 kW of power and 230 Nm of torque sent to the front axle. The transmission comes courtesy of an eight-speed automatic gearbox with particularly smooth shifts.

In terms of fuel economy, the Opel Mokka returns 6.1l/100 km on the combined cycle with just 139g/km of CO2.

Opel Mokka Rearview

Warranty and Service Plan

The Opel Mokka comes standard with three years/120,000km warranty and Roadside Assistance. The Service Plan includes a four-year/60,000 km with the service intervals happening every 12 months or at 15,000km.


Opel charges R469,900 for the Elegance model and R519,900 for the GS Line.

What We Like: Stylish, Competitively priced

What We Don’t Like: Only a single petrol engine on offer

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