Test Opel Mokka X 2017, intelligent balance

If there is a segment that is booming in Europe is that of crossovers in urban and one of the maximum exponents in this category it is the Opel Mokka. The German model was launched in 2012 and since then have been sold more than 600,000 units in all the world. Such has been its success that the plant of GM in Incheon (South Korea) didn’t have the time and since 2014 it is also produced in the factory in Figueruelas (Zaragoza), from where you have left already 160,000 units.

Having reached the ecuador of its commercial life, the Mokka has received a major update that we have been able to learn first-hand in your presentation. Enjoys a number of aesthetic changes on the exterior and the interior, has received more equipment and their range has been expanded with a new gasoline engine. The changes have come even to your denomination, going to be the Opel Mokka X.

addiction last X as we will see in more todocaminos of the German mark to emphasize the character crossover of these models, being the Mokka the first to release this feature differentiator. Next on the list will be the future SUV Opel Crossland X and Opel Grandland X, which will arrive next year as part of the 7 models that Opel will present in 2017.

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The last X underlines the character crossover the German model

Increase of quality and a personality more marked

Externally, the new Mokka X 2017 differs from its predecessor quickly. The grille and bumpers are a new design that will bring an image more robust. Also new are the headlamps, which can be led lighting adaptive (AFL Plus LED), and the pilots also premiered led technology. The range of exterior body colours has been expanded with new shades Ruby Red and Orange Amber.

On the inside the changes are even more evident. The dashboard is completely different and shows a design much more modern, refined and elegant. The feeling of quality is high, the best in the segment. Appreciate settings precise, materials with good touch controls and nice to use.

multimedia system IntelliLink belongs to the last generation and, of course, includes the services of Opel OnStar and the WiFi access point 4G. It is handled with a touch screen that works with precision. The image quality is good although if the sun shines directly on the screen is appreciate too many reflections. has Also changed the instrument cluster, which features a new multifunction display much more current and that can be in color.

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The Mokka X offers adaptive headlights intelligent AFL Plus LED, a 30% more light than halogen headlamps

the restyling of The Mokka also has served to improve the Opel Eye. This system uses a front camera on the windshield, now with higher resolution, which allows you to make the change between lights long and short, serves to the wizard of recognition of traffic signals or active warning of a frontal collision.

Another novelty are the ergonomic seating with certification (AGR seal of quality of an important German association of doctors and physical therapists). They are really comfortable and provide numerous possibilities of regulation, highlighting the extensible base and lumbar support adjustable electrically.

The Mokka X is the largest category with a length of 4.27 m. Thanks to that habitability interior is remarkable, especially in front. Behind, two adults up to 1.85 m height are also enjoy a lot of space. The central square rear is designed for occasional use, has a different layout and is noticeably more uncomfortable than at the ends.

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By inner quality, the crossover of Opel is among the best in the segment

despite its size, the trunk is not especially large with its 356-litre capacity. The space is very profitable for their regular shapes and by the double bottom that is offered, maximizing the volume of load if we have a kit flat-free and we get past the bicycle rack integrated FlexFix. The rear seat is divided in a 60/40 empowers to expand the carrying capacity to a remarkable included 1,372 litres.

Three finishes complete

The Opel Mokka X is displayed with three trim levels are available: Selective, Excellence and Color Edition. From the most basic they offer items such as roof bars, front fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, heated and powered, multi-function steering wheel, leather, electric windows front and rear, air conditioning, radio IntelliLink 4.0 with color display 7 inch touchscreen and alloy wheels of 17 inches.

The range mechanics of the new crossover German consists of two petrol engines, a diesel and a mechanical LPG. In petrol we find a 1.4 Turbo with 140 HP, the block which also has a variant that can work with LPG. It adds a new gasoline engine and also 1.4 but with 156 HP, which is paired exclusively with the automatic and all-wheel drive.

finally, there is the diesel 1.6 CDTI 136 HP that is expected to focus a greater volume of sales, around 40% of the total. This version of diesel is a good choice because it has plenty of power to offer a performance level correct and the expenditure of fuel is content. During the presentation, and this mechanic got consumption, around 5,5 – 6,0 l/100 km

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connectivity is one of the strong points of the Mokka X

The driving posture is high and has good visibility in all directions. In general, the Mokka is very nice to drive and shows a lot of poise. The suspension shows a tare firm resulting in greater agility. Subtract a little bit of comfort but it is not dry even though it bounces a bit more than desirable.

the address of The B-SUV, Opel is not very communicative but has a level of assistance successful. In addition, the manual change of six marches is very accurate and satisfactory. Optionally there is an automatic transmission with torque converter and same number of relations.

Some versions can carry a intelligent awd system, which increases the versatility of the German model. This system transmits power to the front axle in normal conditions but when there is a lack of adhesion, you can split the pair up to a 50% on each axis. The Mokka X defends off the asphalt tracks are simple, but is not suitable for overcoming great obstacles for dimensions or ground clearance.

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The system of four-wheel drive the Mokka X distributes the power between the front and rear axles from 100:0 to 50:50

The Opel Mokka X is already on sale in dealerships Spanish from 21.837 euros, but Opel offers numerous discounts that reduce the rate 19.506 euros. In addition, until the end of the year there is a promotion that allows it to be made with one of the best models in the segment 16.900 euros, which constitutes a relation price/product is really interesting.