Detroit motor show 2012: Buick Encore

* New Vauxhall Mokka SUV for 2012 * Rival for Nissan Juke and Skoda Yeti * Previewed by Buick Encore...

9 Jan 2012 04:00 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

The Buick Encore revealed at the Detroit motor show 2012 is important to UK buyers for one reason - it shares much with the Vauxhall Mokka SUV also revealed today.

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Although the Vauxhall version has different lights, bumpers and grilles, the overall shape - and most interior trim - is identical to the Buicks.

Vauxhall sources have told us that the Mokka has been tested on UK roads and that both front- and four-wheel-drive versions will be available.

The Vauxhall Mokka will be a rival for compact SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Skoda Yeti.

More information on the Mokka is due soon, prior to a public unveiling at the Geneva motor show in March.

The Mokka is due to go on sale in November and wed expect prices to start at around 14,000.

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