What is it like on the inside?
This is the Mokka’s only real trump card. Despite splitting the Nissan Juke and Qashqai for size, interior space is far closer to the latter, with decent headroom and legroom in the back for even full-sized humans. That’s good news for buyers, as they expect extra practicality from cars of this type, but the sector doesn’t always deliver it (witness the boot in the Nissan Juke, for example). Boot space here is between 356 litres and 1372 litres. In other words, it’ll cope.
The interior will be familiar to anyone who’s driven an Astra recently: solid and functional, but – beyond a couple of swoopy bits of dash – hardly ambitious for a car marketing itself as funky lifestyle thing. That’s a missed opportunity. There is a decent array of big-car optional extras, at least.
As mentioned up top, all models come with a central touchscreen with both Apple and Android connectivity. It’s an excellent screen system, with smooth quick graphics and sensible menus. Good.
Harder sell: all also come with OnStar. This brings high-speed in-car wifi, remote accident and breakdown rescue, remote fault diagnosis, theft tracking and remote lock/unlocking. It’s a clever system.