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Opel Mokka in the driving report: How about a cup of Opel?

Opel Mokka in the driving report
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“It should be a strong pick-me-up”, says project manager Rainer Bachen, “just like a cup of mocha.” His development team is on the last coordination drives in the forests of the Palatinate on the way, on narrow, winding and patched roads. Opel now offered the opportunity to get to know some prototypes of the small SUV Opel Mokka behind the steering wheel in advance.

First impression: the chassis set-up of the Opel Mokka is rock solid. McPherson struts guide the front wheels, while the rear axle consists of an adapted derivative of the current twist beam design. In addition, Opel has given the Mokka a revised electromechanical power steering, which no longer reacts as doughly as previous versions, especially in the middle position.

115 hp in the basic version of the Opel Mokka

The Wank- The incline is pleasantly within limits in the curves that are quickly circled. The compromise between firm, sporty and comfortable tuning looks successful in the prototype of the Opel Mokka.

In the basic version, the Opel Mokka comes as a front-wheel drive with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder that develops 115 hp. Trained for economical consumption with a five-speed gearbox and long overall gear ratio as standard, it corresponds to the goals of translating familiar SUV virtues such as solidity, a raised seating position and a pinch of off-road mobility into a 'contemporary urban format' (Opel).

Anyone looking for increased driving fun with the Opel Mokka outside of the city will find the answer in the 1.4-liter turbo engine. With 140 PS and a standard six-speed gearbox, the sportier version offers noticeably faster progress.

All-wheel drive version with only 65 kilograms more

The four-door body on the newly developed floor pan looks solid, no rattling or rattling interferes with the conversation of the passengers, and Opel also seems to have done its homework on torsion. The test of the Opel Mokka will show later whether this remains the case off-road.

The optional all-wheel drive version automatically distributes the engine power via a multi-plate clutch from its front-wheel drive to the 50:50 split. With a total weight of just 65 additional kilograms, the all-wheel drive system should only have a negligible effect on the drinking habits of the Opel Mokka.

Front seats certified by the Healthy Back Campaign, space for five people and a starting price of18,990 euros: Mocha perks you up - and gives you an appetite.


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