Opel might not be the most popular in the SUV segment, but they are building a very quality and durable vehicles. Well, you will find their vehicles all around the world, but sometimes rebadged. The 2020 Opel Mokka X will appear in the UK as Vauxhall Mokka X. Its rebadged US version adds some premium features and comes out as Buick Encore. All in all, the next edition is heading towards the new generation. The last changes on the Mokka crossover came in 2017. Then, it was redesigned and attained today’s look.
First spy photos of the 2020 Opel Mokka X are available. The compact crossover SUV gains some length and brings changes on its body. Front fascia carries the most camouflage, so we expect a complete facelift. The German carmaker also announced changes for its other crossovers and SUVs. All of them will get a new grille and headlights thanks to the new design language. Mokka X is the mid-size crossover offered by Opel. Grandland X is larger and Crossland X is slightly shorter, but with a longer wheelbase.
2020 Opel Mokka X Specs
Depending on the country where you find the 2020 Opel Mokka X, this crossover comes with different engines. In most markets, we will see it with a 1.4-liter engine. Turbocharged, it delivers 140-150 hp, since there are two configurations. This engine also creates 150-175 lb-ft of twist. Before we move onto the more popular offers with diesel units, we will also present two other petrol engines available for the new Mokka X. The company will definitely carry over a 1.6-liter displacement. With 113 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque, this one is the weakest one in the lineup. In Russia, the crossover is using a 1.8-liter powertrain. This one is good for 140 hp and 130 lb-ft.
Non-US markets are not so strict with emission and efficiency requirements. That is why diesel engines are more popular outside North America. The 2020 Opel Mokka X will take advantage of its squad of three different configurations. The most popular one is a 1.6-liter ecoFlex engine. This drivetrain will burst 220 lb-ft of torque and 110 horsepower. Turbocharged, it adds 25 ponies and 15 pounds for the twisting power. Opel discontinued a 1.7-liter engine. Although there were rumors about its return, this one remains in the books.
Most configurations of the 2020 Opel Mokka X will start with a front-wheel drive. The alternative is an all-wheel drive. This intelligent system sends power to front wheels. When needed, it is activated and AWD distributes 50/50 percent of power to the front and rear axle. Available transmissions come with either five or six gears. The manual one is only a 5-pace gearbox.
What is New On the 2020 Opel Mokka X?
The crossover went through a facelift in 2016 as a part of the mid-cycle update. Now, it is time for a complete overhaul. Well, all crossovers and SUVs by this carmaker will suffer redesigns based on the same design language. If we compare Mokka X, Crossland X, and Grandland X, we will see that these vehicles are pretty similar, especially up front. What makes them different is their size. The 2020 Opel Mokka X will be the mid-range model with an overall length of 168 inches and a 100-inch wheelbase. Mokka X is 3 inches longer than the Crossland X, but its wheelbase is 5 inches shorter.
The is a possibility for the 2020 Opel Mokka X to use the new architecture. Some sources are claiming the entire crossover and SUV fleet is moving to the CMP concept. The crossover will be lighter thanks to the new architecture. More aluminum and other lightweight materials are the highlight of this platform, also caller EMP1. Grandland and Crossland will be lighter too. It will boost agility and maneuverability of the 2020 Mokka X as well.
Interior and Features
Besides exterior changes, the cockpit of the upcoming crossover is also suffering some changes. The shorter wheelbase and longer body allow the 2020 Opel Mokka X to carry more stuff than the Crossland X. There are five seating spots. Compared to its main rivals, Nissan Qashqai or Hyundai Tucson, it offers more legroom for passengers in the second row.
Multimedia system is offering version 4.0 of IntelliLink. There, we find dual-zone climate control and leather steering wheel. Cruise control is also available. Furthermore, the 2020 Opel Mokka X offers navigation, but as an optional feature. For the off-road adventures, the 4×4 package comes with an electronic stability system and hill start assist.
The release date of the new 2020 Opel Mokka X is not official yet. The company announced a redesign, but they didn’t offer any schedule. Well, the crossover is already on the streets and its release could happen in the second half of the year. It will come together with its closest siblings Crossland X and Grandland X. In most of Europe, the Mokka X will carry a price tag of 21,000 euros for the base models.