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Opel Mokka sub-compact SUV offering 5 powertrain variants

The all-new Opel Mokka sub-compact SUV is being offered with five powertrains. All Mokkas, with the exception of the 1.7 CDTI automatic transmission variant, are fitted with a Start/Stop system.

Opel Mokka. Click to enlarge.

The Mokka powered by the 1.7 liter CDTI (96 kw/130 hp) six-speed manual, front-wheel drive powertrain emits 120 g/km CO2 and consumes 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (52.3 mpg US), combined cycle. The engine generates maximum torque of 300 N·m (221 lb-ft).

Customers can also opt for an automatic variant of the FWD diesel powertrain. This version uses 5.3 l/100 km (44.4 mpg US), equivalent to 139 g/km CO2. An all-wheel drive (AWD) version of the 1.7 CDTI Mokka is also available.

On the gasoline side, the 1.4-liter turbocharged Mokka variant with 103 kW/140 hp, a six-speed manual gear box and AWD as standard uses 6.4 l/100km (36.8 mpg US), combined cycle, with emissions as low as 149 g/km CO2. Torque is 200 N·m (148 lb-ft).

Entry-level customers can purchase a 85 kW/115 hp 1.6-liter gasoline variant.

Apart from front-wheel drive (FWD), the Mokka can be fitted with an all-wheel drive (AWD) technology for better traction and handling. The AWD technology is only activated on demand. Torque distribution can be varied seamlessly from 100-0 to 50-50 when there are low grip conditions. Overall, the driver benefits from a system that adapts automatically to the prevalent road conditions. So even in low grip situations, the vehicle remains stable.



These smaller units could sell well in EU and Asia where the majority accepts to drive smaller vehicles and consume less fuel. Our North America drivers are not ready yet.



Actually, this vehicle will be sold in the US/Canadian and the Chinese market as the 2013 Buick Encore but only with the 1.4 turbo gasoline engine in the US and Canada. or


Will it be built in China or EU and exported to USA-Canada?


I could not find a definitive answer to where it is built. It is built on the GM Gamma II platform which is the same platform as the Chevrolet Sonic which is built in Michigan. Also the 1.4 turbo engine is built in the US. Gamma II platform vehicles are currently built in the United States, Germany, Spain, India, Korea, Mexico, Thailand, Venezuela, and China.

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