The Opel Mokka and its badge mates across the globe, including our Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax, have been received mighty well by consumers. The vehicle was a step ahead of the emerging compact crossover trend that has become so prevalent as of recent.
Now the Mokka is ready to make the voyage to South Africa, where it will follow the Opel Adam and Corsa in the market. The Mokka will be available with two trim levels and either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The sole engine available for the crossover will be the familiar 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec four-cylinder producing 138 hp and 147 lb-ft of torque between 1,850 and 4,900 RPM.
“As a compact luxury SUV the Opel Mokka straddles the popular and growing SUV B and C segments of the market in South Africa. With this vehicle we are bringing German engineering, state-of-the-art technology and safety features from larger and more expensive SUVs into a market space dominated by emerging products… Our trio of new Germans – the ADAM, Corsa and Mokka – have democratized luxury technology and life-saving safety features by making them accessible to consumers in the A, B and C segments of our market at reasonable prices,” said Christopher Cradock, Opel Brand Manager at GMSA.
The Mokka’s compact proportions unveil a surprisingly roomy interior, something Opel expects South African buyers to appreciate. The Mokka will be the third Opel to arrive in the market within three months, and is part of a continued international resurgence for the brand. Expect Mokka sales to commence at the end of March.