Opel Mokka-e Review, Specs, Interior, Details & Features

Shorter by 15 cm than the Peugeot e-2008, with which it shares its platform, the Mokka-e offers a more urban alternative to the French crossover.

SOn the French market, the Mokka will be able to attract customers of the first 2008 who would have considered its growth excessive from one generation to the next. Based on the same platform as the current Peugeot crossover , it is indeed shorter by about fifteen centimeters (4.15 m against 4.30 m) which could make the difference in town. The other side of the coin is that the rear seats are obviously less livable. With a 100 kW electric motor under the hood, the Mokka-e is easy and very pleasant to drive. On the other hand, its autonomy may seem a little tight against the references of the segment of electric urban crossovers that are the Kia e-Niro or Hyundai Kona Electric.

It is paradoxical, but while the Peugeot e-2008 is assembled in Vigo in Spain , its cousin the Opel Mokka-e is manufactured… in Poissy! Like what, Deutsche Qualität can be made in France! Compared to the first generation Mokka which was a “best seller” for Opel with a million units sold in Europe, this newcomer is also significantly more compact (13 cm less in length). It coexists in the Opel range with the Crossland X, a little larger (4.21 m instead of 4.15 m) and therefore positioned as a less urban model, more adventurer, more SUV, in short, and less crossover.

The technique

The Opel Mokka does not take anything from the model of the previous generation. And for good reason, since it was developed on the CMP platform of the PSA group, also used by the Peugeot 2008, but also by the 208 and the DS3 Crossback. Like these cousins, the Mokka is “multi-energy” since it will be available with a choice of 3 types of engine, 1.2 turbo petrol of 100 or 130 hp (with automatic gearbox for the latter), 1.5 turbo diesel of 110 hp, or electric for the Mokka-e version which interests us here.

We therefore find under the hood of the latter before a synchronous electric motor with permanent magnets of 100 kW (136 hp) powered by a lithium ion battery (in the shape of a Lorraine cross to clear cellars on foot for each of the occupants). 50 kWh of which 46 can actually be used. Compared to the e-2008, the Mokka-e is 15 cm shorter (4.15 against 4.30 m) and lightened by 50 kg, which allows it to claim an official range of 324 km, marginally better than that of the Peugeot crossover (320 km). Like the latter, the Mokka-e has a heat pump on board so as not to undermine its range of action in cold weather. Likewise, it can accept 100kW DC fast charging, allowing, in the best case (when the battery is almost completely discharged and not too hot) to restore a hundred kilometers of autonomy in a quarter of an hour. To replace the original 7.4 kW charger allowing recharging on the wallbox in approximately 7 hours, a three-phase device of 11 kW is offered as an option at 900 € – to which must be added the price of the cable corresponding to 279 € – allowing the maximum connection time to be reduced to 5 hours.

Life on board

 

Opel Mokka-e© ETIENNE ROVILLE

 

With an exterior style with an assertive personality, the Mokka-e appears by contrast rather classic seen from the interior. No small oval steering wheel here, but a large one, conventionally almost round (it still has a flat at the bottom) allowing you to read digital instrumentation by looking inside the rim. The format of this instrument cluster varies from 7 to 12 inches diagonally depending on the level of finish chosen, which also determines the size of the central touch screen, which can range from 7 to 10 inches. This “Pure Panel” large screen option costs 1,400 euros for the lower finishes. If the graphics appear a bit dated, the ergonomics of the whole are rather intuitive thanks in particular to direct access buttons placed under the central screen,

As expected given its exterior dimensions favorable to urban use, the rear habitability is not very generous in legroom for taller builders. In addition, for this Mokka-e version, the trunk volume loses around forty liters (from 350 to 310) compared to the thermal versions because of the storage space reserved for charging cables, under the floor.

The Mokka-e is proving to be very convincing on the dynamic level. Well calibrated, its damping achieves a good compromise between behavior and comfort, it effectively slows down body movements while gently filtering unevenness in the coating. Likewise, its direction appears very linear in its response, facilitating precise trajectory following.

The performances are perfectly suited to urban use, but show their limits on roads and expressways where the 100 kW (136 hp) have a lot to do with the 1,600 kg of the Mokka-e. We are then easily tempted to switch to Sport mode, the only one which allows to have 100 kW without having to crush the accelerator to the kick-down (Normal and Eco modes offer 80 and 60 kW respectively). Consumption can easily exceed 24 kWh / 100 km under these conditions, which could reduce the range to less than 200 km. A modest figure which is undoubtedly partly due to the consumption of the heating constantly used on the very cold day of our test. This function is however provided by a heat pump that consumes much less energy than a heating element system. It is also possible to

MOST

Rigorous and pleasant behavior.

Good suspension comfort

Fast charging possible in 100 kW

THE LESSERS

Limited autonomy

Limited rear roominess

Some pettiness of equipment (11 kW cable in addition to the charger)

Under the hood of the Opel Mokka-e

Permanent magnet synchronous electric motor

Power: 136 hp (100 kW)

Torque: 260 Nm

Transmission: to the front wheels

Gearbox: fixed ratio reducer

Dimensions (L / W / H): 4.15 × 1.80 × 1.53 m

Wheelbase: 2.55 m

Boot: 310 l (VDA)

Weight: 1,598 kg (11.7 kg / hp)

0-100 km / h: 9.1 s

Maximum speed: 150 km / h

Battery capacity: 50 kWh, of which 46 kWh are useful.

Official range on the WLTP combined cycle: 322 km

CO 2 emissions  : 0 g

Recharge time

Green\’up 3.2 kW reinforced socket: 16 hours

On 7.4 kW single-phase WallBox: 7 hours

On 11 kW three-phase WallBox (option): 5 hours

On a 100 kW direct current super-fast public terminal: 80% of the load (i.e. 270 km of range) in 30 minutes.

Price: from € 36,100 excluding bonus of € 7,000 to be deducted.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *