Vauxhall Mokka-e long-term test: report 7

Vauxhall’s smallest SUV is back and is now available as an electric car for the first time. We’re finding out what it’s like to live with...

Vauxhall Mokka-e Rear LT

The car Vauxhall Mokka-e 50kWh Elite Nav Premium Run by Neil Winn, Hubs Editor

Why we’re running it To find out how easy it is to go electric and to see how well the Mokka-e stacks up against an ever-increasing number of small electric SUV rivals

Needs to Be practical, deliver a relaxing driving experience and have a long enough range to be viable as an only car

Mileage 2250 List price £34,580 (not including £2500 gov’t grant) Target Price £33,142 Price as tested £35,230 Test range 151 miles Official range 201 miles

13 December 2021 – Can I see clearly now?

I’m not alone in liking the look of our Vauxhall Mokka-e. Friends and neighbours have commented on how handsome it is too, and I think this admiration is enhanced by its vivid but rather likeable green paintwork. Even its stance is purposeful, especially when compared with its Mokka X predecessor, which looked as though it could topple over even at a standstill.  

Vauxhall Mokka-e

However, it’s not so much what I can see from outside the car that’s been worrying me as what I can't see from the inside.

Although the seating position is relatively low for a small SUV if you like to have the seat in its lowest setting, visibility fore and aft isn’t bad. It's the view to the side that's troubling me. The Mokka-e has a large, thick 'B pillar' that sits right where my head is when I have the seat set the way I want it. Inevitably, this can be a bit of a problem at junctions. It's something I'll have to, er, keep an eye on.

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