New 2020 Vauxhall Mokka X to gain electric version
The Mokka X will be replaced by a new model in 2020, with an electric version on offer
Next-generation small SUV will offer petrol engines and an electric powertrain; an electric Vivaro van is on the way, too
The next-generation Vauxhall Mokka X small SUV, due to go into production in 2020, will offer an electric powertrain.
The move is part of the PSA Group’s plans to accelerate the electrification of the Vauxhall and Opel ranges, including a plug-in hybrid or electric version of every model. That includes a battery-electric version of the next Vivaro van, which is also due in 2020.
No further details have been released on the next-generation Mokka X, which will also be offered with petrol engines, but it will be based on the PSA Group’s new common modular platform (CMP) architecture for small cars and compact SUVs. The first car launched using that platform is the DS 3 Crossback, and it will also underpin the next-generation Peugeot 208 and Vauxhall Corsa small hatchbacks.
The CMP architecture has been designed to accommodate both internal combustion engines and electric powertrains. The electric version of the 3 Crossback features a 50kWh lithium ion battery that powers a 134bhp electric motor and will provide a range of more than 186 miles on the WLTP test cycle.
The electrification of the Vauxhall range will ramp up next year with the eCorsa, an electric version of the new Corsa, and a plug-in hybrid version of the Grandland X SUV. Both will go on sale in the first half of next year.
Source: Autocar Online