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Vauxhall Mokka review

£17,929 - £34,940
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Published: 04 Feb 2021
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We got 37mpg from the petrol Mokka in a mix of town and country driving. Vauxhall claims 137g/km of CO2 for the petrol auto, while the manuals (of either power output) drop that to 126g/km, a tax band lower and saving £40 in the initial registration payment. 

The Mokka-e averaged 3.3 miles per kWh – though we’d expect that to climb higher still in warmer seasons. Reckon on a 160-180-mile real-world range. If you can find a 100kW charger, the Mokka-e can replenish 80 per cent of its charge in half an hour, whereas it’ll take five hours on a 22kW charger. An 80 per cent charge, using a 50kW rapid charger will take 45 minutes. Got a 7Kw wallbox at home? A 0-100 per cent charge will take 7h 30 min, while Vauxhall’s smartphone app or the car’s touchscreen offer options to schedule charging for off-peak leccy tariffs. 

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The range kicks off at just over £20k for a basic Mokka SE. All cars come as standard with digital radio, a 7-inch touchscreen with smartphone pairing, cruise control, air-con and LED lights. 

SRi adds the sportier looks the handsome styling deserves, with 18-inch rims, dark tints for the windows and front ‘vizor’ motif, red highlights and heated seats, while the passive cruise control gets a radar-follow-me function. Then the range splinters, with SRi Premium Nav adding navigation that you won’t use because your phone has it covered, and enlarges the media screens to 10-inch for the driver and 12 inches for the main centre display. Oh, and you get parking sensors and a reversing camera. 

For a subtler look and comfier ride, Elite models have all the same kit but 17-inch rims underfoot, while the range-topping Ultimate Nav brings in keyless go, wireless mobile phone charging, LED matrix headlights with auto-dimming and the biggest rims and screens. It kicks off at £27k for the diesel or £28k for the petrol. 

The Mokka-e skips every other trim level, so you can only choose from SE Nav Premium, SRi Nav Premium, and Elite Nav Premium. They all have exactly the same drivetrain and prices span the £30k-35k region. It’ll be interesting to see, come the middle of the decade if more people spend that kind of cash on an electric Mokka than a relatively old-school but hugely gratifying Ford Puma ST… 

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