Facelifted Opel Mokka X Is A Sign Of Things To Come For Buick’s Encore

The refreshed Opel / Vauxhall Mokka marks two achievements for GM, debuting the first vehicle under the “X” name and previewing its upcoming North American cousin, the Buick Encore, which will be revealed in New York later this month.

On display in Geneva, the subcompact SUV has a revised exterior, highlighted by the wing-shaped horizontal grille, tweaked LED DRLs, different taillights available with LED technology at an extra cost and new colors, including Absolute Red and Amber Orange.

Its dashboard mirrors the one of the COTY-winning Astra, featuring a redesigned center stack around the 7- and 8-inch displays for the new infotainment systems, added to a range of safety gizmos that include Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Traffic Sign Assistant and Following Distance Indication.

Completing the facelifted Mokka is a new 1.4-liter direct-injected turbocharged unit, producing 152 PS (150 HP) connected to an adaptive all-wheel drive system via a six-speed automatic. Torque can be split 50/50 between the two axles or sent completely to the front wheels, depending on road conditions.

PHOTO GALLERY

New Mercedes Vito Sport Lands In UK With £37,475 Price Tag

The Vito Sport is joining Mercedes’ Vito Pure, Progressive and Premium trim levels in the UK.

New VW Golf Edition Models Announce The Demise Of The Mk7

Prices start at £22,135 in the UK for the Golf Match Edition, which is already on sale.

Nissan To Offload Subsidiary For $1 Billion As It Cuts Costs And Jobs

Nissan recently announced that it will cut 12,500 jobs from its global workforce as part of its plan to increase profits.

JLR SVO Boss Moves To Chinese EV Startup “To Make The World A Better Place”

Chinese startup Human Horizons unveiled its all-electric HiPhi 1 a few months ago.

2020 Nissan Murano Gets Price Bump Despite Receiving Only Minor Changes

At $31,530, the base front-wheel drive Murano S is now $260 more expensive than before, while the range-topping FWD Platinum costs $43,730.

2020 Mercedes EQB EV Shows More Of Its GLB-Sourced Body

Merc’s compact electric SUV will reportedly offer a range of nearly 250 miles with the largest of the three available battery packs.

2020 Renault Captur PHEV Should Sport 158 HP Powertrain, 28-Mile Range

The same powertrain will most likely also be adopted by the facelifted Megane and second-gen Nissan Juke.

New Center Side Airbag Coming Soon To Hyundai, Kia And Genesis Models

Installed inside the driver’s seat, Hyundai’s side center airbag is designed to prevent front passengers from colliding with each other.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Reveals Its WEC Hypercar Series Racer

SCG’s brand new endurance race car sports a massive rear wing and will be powered by a hybridized, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6.

DS 9 Fastback Uncovered In China As Rebadged, Luxed-Up Peugeot 508 L

The DS 9 is very closely related to its PSA stablemate, and will be available with a 200 HP, 1.6 turbo four as well as a plug-in powertrain.