Opel has officially announced that the Mokka and Adam will arrive in South Africa in 2015. The announcement comes after the brand brought the two models to the Johannesburg Motor Show last year under the premise that the two models were being under consideration for introduction in the the South African market. The move is part of Opel’s plan to return to profitability and gain market share in South Africa.
The Mokka will arrive in South Africa in time for the second quarter of 2015. Opel did not reveal what powertrains and trim levels will be available, although they will likely remain the same as the 1.6-liter four-cylinder, 1.4-liter turbo four cylinder, and 1.8-liter four cylinder engines offered in the car in Germany and other European markets. The 1.7-liter turbodiesel engine may also be offered, in addition to Opel’s new 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine introduced in the Adam Rocks.
The tiny Adam is expected to go on sale a little before the Mokka, arriving at South African Opel dealers sometime in the first quarter of 2015. Like the Mokka, details on the powertrain options and other appointments have yet to be revealed. In Europe, the Adam comes with either a naturally-aspirated 1.2-liter or 1.4-liter four-cylinder engines, and will soon be available with a new 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine.
In South Africa, Opel currently offers the Corsa and Astra ranges, including the Astra GTC and OPC, as well as the Meriva and Vivaro.