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Vauxhall Mokka-e

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    By Jonathan Crouch

    Vauxhall's Mokka-e small EV crossover should energise its brand, thinks Jonathan Crouch

    Ten Second Reviewword count: 57

    In theory, Vauxhall's Mokka-e ticks a lot of boxes. Small, fashionable SUVs are the market's primary growth area at present. And of course, everyone's talking about EVs. This one gets trendy looks, proven underpinnings and a drivetrain claiming up to 209 miles of range. It's the sort of electric model that ought to find a ready audience.

    Backgroundword count: 146

    Unlike some volume rivals who are tinkering around the edges of electrification with mild hybrid technology, Vauxhall is fully committed to the electric revolution. And we mean the full-electric revolution. We've already had the Corsa-e supermini and EV versions of the Vauxhall Combo and Vivaro Life People Carriers. Now, there's this car, the Mokka-e small SUV, which ought to be the brand's most important EV yet. The looks and the cabin architecture (both a big step forward from previous Mokka models) are of course bespoke to Vauxhall but, at first glance at least, just about everything else here we've seen before. In the Corsa-e and in the two Stellantis Group small crossover models that share this one's engineering, the Peugeot e-2008 and the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE. The Griffin brand though, claims to have subtly evolved its version of this fashionable recipe. Let's take a look.

    Driving Experienceword count: 231

    This car doesn't feel quite as urgent away from rest as its Corsa-e showroom stablemate, but it's not slow; 62mph from rest takes 9.2s. It does share all the same mechanicals you'll find in that EV supermini though, a 50kWh lithium-ion battery mated to a 100kW electric motor putting out 136PS and working through the usual single-speed auto transmission you get with EVs. Like all Electric Vehicles, this one has a bit of a weight problem - that drivetrain adds over 300kgs of bulk, but that arguably helps the Mokka-e when it comes to ride quality; you'll feel things like speed humps keenly but at speed on the open road, it handles tarmac tears a little better than its combustion cousins. Vauxhall claims an operating range of 209 miles, though you'll only get near that if you engage a rather restrictive 'Eco' drive setting that drops power output right down to 83PS. You certainly won't achieve anything like that kind of range if you get anywhere near this EV's quoted 93mph top speed. Or if you habitually drive your Mokka-e in the 'Sport' setting that'll be necessary to release to full 136PS power output just mentioned. There's very light steering (which you'll need to get used to). And a button to increase brake regeneration (which will charge the battery as you brake or cruise and eke out that all-important driving range).

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    Min

    Max

    Price:

    £29,365.00 (At 1 Apr 2021)

    £30,495.00 (At 1 Apr 2021)

    Insurance group 1-50:

    21

    22

    Max Speed (mph):

    93

    0-62 mph (s):

    8.7

    Electric WLTP-Rated Driving Range (miles):

    201

    Length (mm):

    4150

    Width (mm):

    1750

    Height (mm):

    1525

    Boot Capacity (l):

    310

    Scoring (subset of scores)

    Category: Hybrid, Plug-in, Electric & Hydrogen

    Performance
    70%
    Handling
    70%
    Comfort
    70%
    Space
    70%
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