The Mini Moke is back!
Although don’t mention the word Mini. It’s now built by MOKE International Limited
Hurrah! Fifty-six years after it first hit British roads, the iconic Mini Moke has been updated and is back in the UK.
Yep, a company called MOKE International Limited apparently acquired the rights to the trademark back in 2015 and after a few years focusing on the Caribbean market and its luxury resorts and hotels, it’s now bringing the Moke back home. We mentioned Mini once, but we think we got away with it.
As you can see, MOKE International has barely changed the styling of Alec Issigonis’ original. The only real difference in that department is that the chassis and body are slightly larger to accommodate *ahem* larger folk.
Under the bonnet is a new four-cylinder fuel injection engine with a whole 67bhp and 69lb ft of torque. Top speed? A heady 68mph. There’s uprated suspension and brakes too, as well as the option of a manual or automatic gearbox. Oh, and power steering and a heated windscreen are now standard – what luxury.
The Mokes will apparently be engineered in the Midlands before being shipped to Cerizay, France for final assembly. Prices will start from £20,000 before options, but the first 56 off the production line will be limited edition ‘Moke 56’ examples. They’ll come in a choice of 14 colours with chromed up grilles and windscreen rails, as well as Union Jack badging and the all-important numbered plaque.
What say you, Internet? Perfect for the next trip to a packed Bournemouth beach, or slightly out of place on UK shores?
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