Opel will reveal the new Mokka X at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Opel Mokka has always been prettier than its sibling, the Chevrolet Trax (or Tracker). But Opel has managed to make it look even better when it introduced the new Mokka X. It will be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with a little more than the changes on its appearance.

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Besides the new front and rear ends, with optional LED tail and headlights, the car has received a new generation 1.4 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that delivers 112 kW. It has debuted in the new Astra and will be offered in a cluster that includes a 6-speed automatic transmission, adaptive all-wheel drive and start/stop. Its adaptive all-wheel drive system uses a magnetic multi-plate clutch that makes the vehicle run 100% on its front wheels when the road is dry. If the system detects road conditions have got slippery, it can distribute up to 50% of the total torque to the rear wheels as well. The Mokka X also counts with a new generation of 1.6 4-cylinder turbodiesel engines. They can deliver 81 kW or 100 kW.

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The interior has also been redesigned. It has been designed around the center 7 or 8-inch center stack touchscreen, which controls the infotainment system all by itself, with no use of physical buttons. The dashboard, inspired by the one used by the new Astra, uses more horizontally shaped elements. Opel says it looks simpler and more refined, something we do not have anyway to confirm considering the picture above is the only one of the interior Opel has released. And it does not show the dashboard pretty well.

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Getting back to the tail and head lights, the Mokka X will introduce the Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) LED headlamps, which replace the BiXenon AFL. It presents 9 different lighting functions: town light, country light, tourist mode, curve and cornering, backing up/maneuvering and stop mode light.

It would be nice to see the Mokka X as the standard for the GSV platform SUV, but Chevrolet will most probably keep on drawing it independently. Be like Opel, Chevrolet!

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.