As already announced recently, Opel has the goal of launching 7 models in 2017, although it is really to Spain will reach 5 in 2017, and the remaining two in 2018. This offensive of products for the next year does not mean that in 2016 we have seen new developments in the family Opel. At the beginning of the year, during the Geneva motor show, we saw for the first time the new Opel Mokka X; while right before the summer, was made public the new Opel Zafira.
B-segment-SUV, in which is located the Mokka X, is a younger segment that is managing to conquer a lot of customers who are looking for a dimensions in addition to a dynamic appearance and a jacket, but will not use practically never his car to venture off the tarmac. For its part, the segment mpv was born a couple of decades ago, and the Opel Zafira carries on it since 1999, offering 7-seater, great modularity and versatility, in addition to ride comfort.
A priori, the Opel Mokka X and the Opel Zafira seem to be two vehicles are very different; in fact, they are. However, the German brand belonging to General Motors has taken advantage of the technological development for to give these two models a lot of technology, both for entertainment as well as the safety. Something that seems to be going to see in all future models of the company.
Opel Mokka X
The Opel Mokka was born in 2012, being a model of the segment B-SUV with a dimensions 4,28 meters long, 1,78 meters wide and 1,66 m high. Now, after 4 years and 600,000 units sold globally (35,000 in Spain), the Opel Mokka has received an update aesthetic and technological, in addition to the name change to Mokka X for the new brand policy of putting the letter “X” to all his models “fit” to exit the asphalt.
Design more seriously, and dynamic
The Mokka 2012 had a rounded shape and some vertical lines, which sought to provide an image light-hearted and sympathetic. With the new Mokka X, prescription aesthetic has changed. It is now a vehicle more serious, robust and dynamic. The greater the presence of straight lines and horizontal manages to generate a feeling of greater width, while the robustness is gained also by the protections in the lower parts of the body.
The claim of technology and modern visual of the outside, put the new optical front with the double wing LED in each headlamp (the illumination of the top LED also serves orange light blink), the new designs of rims with low profile tires and the drivers rear lights where we again see a three-dimensional design with a double wing on each pilot.
An interior cleaner, and technological
the interior has carried out a thorough “cleaning” buttons. Opel has heard the criticisms of its previous generation of models in the dashboard, in the central area was “overcrowded” of buttons, some of them with functions that almost never used.
Now, it has been decided to centralize all of these controls to manage them by using the great touch screen who presides over the dashboard, leaving as physical buttons practically only those that pertain to the hvac system and the basic functions of the audio system. This touch screen is offered in a few dimensions 7-and 8-inch. An LCD screen of 4.2 inches is shown in the table of instruments, showing us the typical information on-board.
The steering wheel maintains its design, while the dashboard incorporates a easy to read LCD display and 4.2 inch size with multiple information on the vehicle, as well as the different systems of driving assistance and the possible configurations.
on the other hand, the quality of the materials seems to be well achieved for the type of segment it is. As usual, the materials that are most exposed to the eye and to the touch are of better quality and soft, while the lower parts of the dashboard use rigid plastics. A detail that we liked is the low visibility, which offers the display of the dashboard when the sun shines on it that, sometimes, it comes to be virtually non-existent.
seats, front the Opel Mokka X are large in terms of height and length, but has given us the feeling of being a bit narrow. It is not that we go to bump into the shoulders of the passenger, nor much less, but the feeling is that it is not between the seats wider than the segment. In any case, the dimensions of the interior are also identical to the Opel Mokka launched in 2012.
In the squares later, something similar happens. In the squares sides will be able to travel adult mean sizes without problems, but are not especially loose. The central plaza’s best to use it only in specific cases. Its dimensions are very small and fluffy is more hard. Also the back is uncomfortable, because it “saves” the central armrest. Your positive point is the low tunnel transmission.
In terms of the trunk, cubic 356 litres. In the segment there are options more bulky, but it is also true that it has some forms very regular, which is a point very much in favor especially when loading objects such as suitcases.
Opel has decided not to offer a range of mechanical too broad, with thrusters of between 136 and 152 HP. In the family of gas we have a 1.4 Turbo available in 140 HP and 152 HP, being forced in the second case to associate it with an automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. If you prefer a motor diesel there is only one mechanical 1.6 CTDI of 136 HP. It, like the 1.4 Turbo 140 HP gasoline, is standard with front-wheel drive and manual gearbox, although you can set up with automatic transmission and traction 4×4.
launched with the 1.6 CDTI
During the presentation, we have put ourselves at the controls of the Opel Mokka X diesel. This engine is very well isolated in the interior, but the exterior sound is somewhat high. We don’t know if it was an isolated case of our unit-tested, but the case is that has given us the feeling that the 1.6 CDTI 136 HP not moving too freely to the vehicle. This figure of power and a torque of 320 Nm (between 2.000 and 2.250 rpm) should provide greater agility to the SUV of Opel.
below 1700 rpm about the delivery of energy is minimal, so that forces us to resort to the change of speeds. It is also true that the weight of the Mokka X 1.6 CDTI with traction integral is nothing less than 1.504 kg, somewhat high.
His general behavior, driving, leaving to a side of the impeller, is soft and comfortable. It is true that we can notice some cracks in the road, but, overall, there are some suspensions of dry. In twisty and rhythms regular and you’ll notice a slight inclination of the body, but nothing excessive. The address is rather assisted, again, geared to the comfort and ease of driving.
Among the equipment available on the Opel Mokka X we find the system of lighting adaptive AFL with LED technology, the updated set Opel Eye with control, recognition of signals, lights, long, automatic, alert, forward collision, warning of involuntary change of lane, and adaptive cruise control. We can not forget the seats AGR, the system IntelliLink R4.0, the Navi 950 or the full OnStar system.
|1.4 Turbo 140 CV 4×2||Manual 6v||Selective||21.837 €|
|1.4 Turbo 140 CV 4×2 LPG||Manual 6v||Selective||24.313 €|
|1.6 CDTI 136 HP 4×2||Manual 6v||Selective||23.615 €|
|1.6 CDTI 136 HP 4×4||Manual 6v||Selective||26.195 €|
|1.4 Turbo 140 CV 4×2||Manual 6v||Excellence||24.303 €|
|1.4 Turbo 140 CV 4×4||Manual 6v||Excellence||26.863 €|
|1.6 CDTI 136 HP 4×2||Manual 6v||Excellence||25.621 €|
|1.6 CDTI 136 HP 4×4||Manual 6v||Excellence||28.183 €|
|1.4 Turbo 140 CV 4×2||Auto||Selective||23.253 €|
|1.6 CDTI 136 HP 4×2||Auto||Selective||24.868 €|
|1.4 Turbo 140 CV 4×2||Auto||Excellence||25.568 €|
|1.6 CDTI 136 HP 4×2||Auto||Excellence||26.863 €|
|1.4 Turbo 152 HP 4×4||Auto||Excellence||28.378 €|
The Opel Zafira is a minivan mid-size that has been with us since 1999. In these 17 years, the German brand has delivered over 2.7 million units, obtaining a current market share of 10 % within its segment. After this update, the dimensions of the Opel Zafira are of 4.66 meters long, 1,93 meters wide and 1.68 meters high. In paragraph aesthetic, there are changes, but they are not as notable as in the case of the Opel Mokka X.
As we said, the cosmetic changes are minimal. We find new bumpers, grille and headlights. These latter get a different picture thanks, in good part, to the daytime lighting LED, using the shapes that you draw, seems to convey both optical through-the-line chrome-plated, which receives the main grille.
is Not that it has changed too much in their interior. As we have commented in the case of the Opel Mokka X, in the Opel Zafira alson have markedly reduced the number of buttons of the dashboard to centralize the vast majority of controls in the 7-inch touch screen that, in this case, has been relocated to a position slightly more recessed than in the Opel Zafira Tourer, 2012.
The steering wheel is new and identical to the new Opel Astra. The dashboard has also been updated with the backlight color white, new dials and the introduction of a LCD screen between the two for the usual data of the on-board computer.
To our tastes, aesthetically, the interior has gained in terms of design and functionality. The perceived quality is good, as well as the settings and types of materials used. Another advantage of the Opel Zafira, which appeared in its predecessor, is the large number of holes slides located throughout the cabin, which come to us from phenomenal to empty our pockets, place water bottles and other objects.
The Opel Zafira is a “best seller” in the segment by its great habitability and modularity, being the first compact mpv capable of offering up to 7 seats which can be fold and unfold in few seconds. This modularity was, and is, the main section that has given the great success of the Opel Zafira.
The roominess of this minivan is to be expected in a car like the Zafira. Total width in the first and in the second row, second-row seats independent and individual adjustment in length of the seat and backrest, and a third row with two seats that best book for children or people of short stature, and in specific cases. In the first and in the second row will be able to travel up to five adults completely comfortable.
The trunk is large in size and allowed to upload packages of big dimensions. With a configuration of five seats, the cargo volume is 710 liters, while if you fold the second row of seats in the space will grow up to nothing less than the to 1,860 litres. On the other hand, with all seven seats deployed the maximum volume remains in the 152 litres.
range of gasoline is composed by a block 1.4 Turbo, available in versions of 120 and 140 HP. There is also a 1.4 Turbo LPG 140hp. For its part, the range diesel mechanical consists of a block 1.6 CDTI variants of 120 and 135 HP, plus a 2.0 170 HP. All of them are associated with the front-wheel-drive without the possibility of traction 4×4 and manual shift mode six-speed though, in the 1.4 Turbo 140 HP and the 2.0 CDTI optionally it can be equipped an automatic transmission.
we have Not cited, but there is also a biker 1,600 cc petrol with 200 HP, but it will not come to Spain. During the presentation we drove this version so powerful in the Opel Zafira. The answer cheerful the propellant, except for a slight but noticeable lag of the turbo, allows you to move with a lot of ease to the Opel Zafira. The feeling that you have transmitted is the a car much more lightweight, although neither offers benefits of sports. His delivery is smooth and its torque does not oblige us to resort constantly to the gearshift.
The Opel Zafira tried had the chassis adaptive FlexRide. By using a few buttons you can choose between three modes of operation of the car, including the hardness of the suspensions: Normal, Tour and Sport. The roads in the area around where the presentation took place presented irregularities, which helped us to verify if it really worked, the system FlexRide; and the answer is yes. In Sport mode made it more noticeable, while on the Tour suavizaban considerably. These drive modes also affect the direction and to the mapping of the accelerator pedal.
The minivan, Opel shows a actual behavior in areas of curves, twisty. Appears to be pretty more agile than expected even cheerful rhythms. It is true that even in Sport mode and at high speeds, the body tilts partially, but in this sense we have been surprised by their high stability, taking into account the segment in which it is. Yes, where the greatest pleasure we get on the motorways and highways. Shows a pleasing quality of ride and a great insulation in regards to noise levels.
Among the equipment available in the new Opel Zafira we have the system lighting adaptive AFL with LED technology, warning of frontal collision, alert of involuntary change of lane, adaptive cruise control and chassis FlexRide. We can not forget the journal AGR, system IntelliLink R4.0, the Navi 950 or the full system OnStar.
|1.4 Turbo 120 CV||Manual 6V||Expression||22.300 €|
|1.6 CDTi 120 HP||Manual 6V||Expression||24.000 €|
|1.4 Turbo 140 CV||Manual 6V||Seletive||25.950 €|
|1.6 CDTi 120 HP||Manual 6V||Selective||27.150 €|
|1.6 CDTI 136 HP||Manual 6V||Selective||27.750 €|
|1.4 Turbo GLP 140hp||Manual 6V||Selective||27.550 €|
|1.4 Turbo 140 CV||Manual 6V||Excellence||28.2650 €|
|1.6 CDTI 136 HP||Manual 6V||Excellence||30.150 €|
|2.0 CDTI 170 CV||Manual 6V||Excellence||21.350 €|
|1.4 Turbo 140 CV||Automatic 6v||Excellence||29.550 €|
|2.0 CDTI 170 CV||Automatic 6v||Excellence||32.950 €|
common Technologies of the Opel Mokka X and Opel Zafira
Despite being two vehicles are completely different, they share three important elements that we must highlight, as are the lighting AFL LED, journal AGR and the connectivity service and call in case of emergency Opel OnStar.
Lighting AFL LED
Opel already offered above a lighting system adaptive AFL, but with bi-xenon. These have been removed in favor of the LED technology, whose main advantages are a projection of light most similar to sunlight that reduces the fatigue of driving at night and allows us to see with greater clarity. nine different modes that are automatically activated in function of the circumstances.
seat AGR are also known in the range Opel, and are now available in the Mokka X and Zafira. Certified by Aktion Gesunder Rücken, by independent experts on health back, get a great ergonomics and are comfortable to travel as at the time of driving on terrains broken. With a large number of regulations and, if we use the car for several hours during the day is usually a advisable option.
The Opel OnStar is a system of personal connectivity, but that also allows, in the case of emergency or accident, perform an automatic call to a help desk specifically shaped. As we commented on the co-Opel, all of the employees who answered our call to speak, at least, three languages.
on the other hand, comes phenomenal in a world as connected as today, as the occupants will have WiFi for your entertainment. The system WiFi is 4G and you can connect up to seven devices at once.
In total, this service has already been installed in 32,000 vehicles and 70 % of the range Opel will incorporate of series in the next year and 2017. The cost of this service is € 0 for the first year and, subsequently, of 99 euros each year.
Gallery of pictures Opel Mokka X and Opel Zafira