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Geneva motor show 2012: Vauxhall Mokka

  • Vauxhall Mokka SUV
  • Based on Chevrolet Aveo chassis
  • In showrooms by end of the year
Words ByPete Barden

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The Vauxhall Mokka is the star of Vauxhall's display at the Geneva motor show.

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The Mokka compact SUV - a rival for cars such as the Nissan Juke and Suzuki's SX4 - has been developed in Korea, alongside a Chevrolet-badged version that will also be sold in the UK.

The Mokka is based on the same chassis as the Chevrolet Aveo; the set-up will also underpin the next generation of Corsa. It's 4.28 metres long and Vauxhall says it will seat five adults in comfort.

The Mokka will be available in front- or four-wheel-drive forms. There'll be a choice of 113bhp 1.6-litre and 138bhp 1.4-litre turbo petrol engines, or a 128bhp 1.7 CDTi diesel. All will have engine stop-start technology. A six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission will be available.

The Mokka will come with bi-xenon lighting, high-beam assist, while features such as a rear parking camera, forward collision alert (FCA) and traffic sign recognition technology will be offered as options.

Prices are yet to be revealed, but we'd expect the Mokka to be on a par with its key rivals, so a starting point of 14,000 is likely, increasing to around 20,000 for range-topping trims.

Pete Barden