2016 Vauxhall Mokka X - all you need to know

The Vauxhall Mokka X is the brand's facelifted small SUV and will arrive late in 2016...

2016 Vauxhall Mokka X - all you need to know

What is it?

The Vauxhall Mokka X is a facelifted version of the current Mokka.

Updates include changes to the exterior styling, a new engine and new infotainment options.

The most obvious change is the revised front-end, which is more aggressively styled than that of the outgoing car.

Inside, the biggest change is to the dashboard, which has been redesigned with a simpler, cleaner look.

What engines does the Vauxhall Mokka X come with?

The 1.6-litre diesel engines from the current Mokka will still be available. They’ll be joined by a new 1.4-litre petrol engine that first appeared in the new Astra. It’s a 152bhp unit that returns an official fuel economy figure of 42.8mpg while emitting 154g/km of CO2, when paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

What equipment does the Vauxhall Mokka X get?

The redesigned dashboard houses a 7.0in or 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system, depending on specification. Owners can connect their smartphones to the new infotainment system using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Another addition to the options list is Vauxhall’s latest LED Adaptive Forward Lighting headlamps that automatically adjust to driving conditions.

Vauxhall’s OnStar system, which offers wireless safety features and in-car internet, will also be available.

How much does the Vauxhall Mokka X cost?

We expect there to be little change from the outgoing car’s starting price of £18,749 when the Mokka X arrives in showrooms late in 2016.

How good are its rivals?

In a word: very. The Nissan Qashqai is the small SUV to beat. It’s a five-star car and former What Car? Car of the Year.