Readers of German Automotive publication Auto Bild Allrad have voted the Opel Mokka sub-compact SUV as the ‘All-wheel Drive Car of the Year’ in the ‘Off-road vehicle and SUV up to 25,000 euros’ category for the second consecutive year.
The Mokka walked away with 18.7 percent of the vote, putting it well ahead of the next closest competitor, the Skoda Yeti at 14.6 percent which was followed by the Nissan Qashqai at 12.4 percent. The award was presented to Opel’s Executive Director of Sales, Marketing & Service, Jurgen Keller, by Auto Bild editor-in-chief Bernhard Weinbacher.
“We are very proud that our Mokka was able to defend its All-wheel Drive Car of the Year title,” Keller said in a statement. “A readers’ poll is always of very special significance to us. In addition, the readers of Auto Bild Allrad are extremely knowledgeable in the area of off-road vehicles and SUVs, which is why we value their opinion so much.”
Opel’s Insignia Country Tourer was also recognized in the awards for the first time, coming in third in the “4×4 Crossover” category behind the Audi A4 and A6.
The Opel Mokka has been a surprise success for the Russelsheim based automaker. In the 18 months it has been on sale, the subcompact crossover has sold more than 200,000 examples, making it a European bestseller.