Opel Mokka

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Opel Mokka
File:Opel Mokka ecoFLEX Edition – Frontansicht, 25. August 2013, Düsseldorf.jpg
Manufacturer General Motors
Also called
  • Bitter Mokka
  • Buick Encore
  • Vauxhall Mokka
Production 2012
Model years 2014
Assembly Bupyeong, South Korea (GM Korea)
Shanghai, China (Shanghai GM)
Zaragoza, Spain[1]
Designer Carsten Aengenheyster[2]
Body and chassis
Class Mini sport utility vehicle
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive or four-wheel-drive
Platform Gamma II platform
Related Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic
Chevrolet Trax[3]
Wheelbase 2,555 mm (100.6 in)
Length 4,280 mm (168.5 in)
Width 1,775 mm (69.9 in)
Height 1,646 mm (64.8 in)
Kerb weight 1,293 kg (2,851 lb) (2WD)
1,386 kg (3,056 lb) (4WD)

The Opel Mokka is a Mini sport utility vehicle engineered and built by the German car manufacturer Opel (part of General Motors)[4] and manufactured by the German automaker Opel since 2012 and sales started at the end of 2012.[5][6] The Mokka is now built in Bupyeong, South Korea and Zaragoza, Spain.[7] It is also marketed as the Vauxhall Mokka in the United Kingdom[8] and as the Buick Encore in North America and China.[9][10]

Production, sales

In September 2007, What Car? produced computer generated images, which showed an Corsa C–based SUV.[11] However, this never made it to production.

The Mokka is positioned below the Antara and the Zafira Tourer in the Opel lineup and is available in both front-wheel and four-wheel drive versions. The Mokka name derives from the small, round coffee beans of the Coffea Arabica variety.

The Mokka is based on the GM Gamma II platform and is available with three engines: a 115 PS (85 kW; 113 bhp) 1.6-litre petrol, a 140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) 1.4-litre turbo petrol and a 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) 1.7 diesel.[6][12] The four-wheel drive option is a "smart" 4x4 system that maintains 100% drive at the front wheels until the system detects slip, fast starts or tight cornering, in which case it can send up to 50% of torque to the rear wheels.[13]

Production and sales started in autumn of 2012; by February 2013, Opel Mokka had over 80,000 orders,[14] and after two months 100,000 orders. In October 2014, over 300,000 Mokkas were ordered in Europe. In January 2016 Opel announced 500,000 firm orders for Mokka overall. [15]


Engines are available with the 5-speed (only with 1.6 engine) or 6-speed manual transmission. The only optional available automatic transmission is the 6-speed with active select mode, which can be ordered for the 1.4 Turbo and 1.7 CDTI engines, with or without 4x4. Automatic version did not have Start/Stop system in the beginning.

In the Russian market, a version with a 1.8 L A18XER (Korean designation F18DA) petrol engine is available.[16]

In October, 2014, Opel introduced its all-new engine, the so-called "whisper diesel" 1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX engine with 136 PS which will, in beginning of 2015., replace 1.7 CDTI with 130 PS.

Petrol engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km) Years
1.4 Turbo S/S I4 1398 cc 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6000 rpm 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) at 4900 rpm 153
1.6 VVT 1598 cc 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 6000 rpm 155 N·m (114 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm 139
1.8 VVT 1796 cc 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6200 rpm 178 N·m (131 lb·ft) at 3800 rpm 225 (FWD, MT5), 257 (AWD, AT6)
Diesel engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km) Years
1.6 CDTI ecoFLEX I4 1598 cc 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) at 4000 rpm 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) at 2000–2250 rpm 114-109 2015–
136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 3500-4000 rpm 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) at 2000–2250 rpm 109-119 2015–
1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX 1686 cc 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) at 4000 rpm 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) at 2000–2500 rpm 120-129 2012–15

Facelift (Mokka X)

The updated Opel Mokka now bears the name "Mokka X". The Mokka X wears a new face with speaker headlights, a revised interior, and new LED tail lights.

Buick Encore

The North American version of the Mokka was unveiled as the Buick Encore at Detroit's 2012 North American International Auto Show[17] and officially went on sale for the 2013 model year in January 2013. It is Buick's first subcompact crossover SUV and is available in front or all-wheel drive. The only powertrain offered currently is a 1.4-liter turbo gasoline engine coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox.[18] AMC/Renault briefly used the Encore name on its 1984-86 subcompact hatchback.

The Buick Encore is also sold in Mexico and China.[19] Buick's VentiPorts have reappeared at the Encore's introduction, a styling feature unique to Buick dating back to 1949.

For 2016, the Encore added a new Sport Touring Edition which included unique 18" aluminum alloy wheels with midnight silver finish, rear spoiler, body-color door handles and a more powerful 1.4 L Turbo engine. The new engine is a GM Ecotec in-line four cylinder.



IIHS scores
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good[20]
Small overlap frontal offset Good[21]
Side impact Good[22]
Roof strength Good[23]


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