New Opel Mokka X Allegedly Due In 2020 With PSA Platform, Electrification

After moving under the PSA umbrella last year, Opel/Vauxhall is now working on the successor of their small crossover, the Mokka X.

The car is already six years old, and by the time it will reportedly be replaced, which should happen in 2020, according to CarBuyer, it will blow eight candles off its birthday cake.

The initial plan was to produce the second-gen on a GM architecture. However, the fact that it’s “heavy and doesn’t offer electrification”, as Vauxhall’s chief Michael Loscheller commented, has made them change some things.

“I would say the Mokka is what we have changed, in terms of architecture. We did not axe the Mokka program, but we halted it in its current state and moved it to a PSA platform”, said Loscheller.

Also Read: Next-Gen Opel Mokka X Spied, Gets PSA Underpinnings

Besides supporting the much needed electrification, the new platform, which is believed to be shared with the new Peugeot 208, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa and DS3 Crossback, will apparently allow the next-gen Mokka to slightly increase in size. It’s expected to be some 30mm (1,18in) longer than the vehicle it replaces, with a focus on rear legroom.

The current Opel Mokka X is available with all-wheel drive. This puts it in the same niche of the segment as the Nissan Juke and Skoda Karoq, but its successor might have to make do with front-wheel drive only. Nothing’s official yet, but if the latter case turns out to be correct, then the small crossover will likely be offered with a traction control tech similar to PSA’s Grip Control system.

The most anticipated model, though, will be a battery-electric Mokka. It’s believed to follow hot on the heels of the Corsa EV, which will be unveiled in early 2020, and use the same underpinnings.

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  • Ditzebächer

    I hope it will look more like the first incarnation of the Mokka and not like the current facelift. Currently it looks too soft.

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