Vauxhall Mokka Electric review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Interior

Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior dashboard
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  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior dashboard
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  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 boot open
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 front cornering
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 rear cornering
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior rear seats
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 left tracking
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 left static boot open
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 boot open
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

While it's not much taller than a small hatchback, the Vauxhall Mokka Electric is technically an SUV. To give you a more commanding view of the road, the seats are mounted quite high up and the tall bonnet (which you can see from the driver’s seat) gives you the impression that you’re driving a ‘proper’ sports utility vehicle.

That slightly elevated driving position also gives you decent visibility to the front and the sides, which is handy when negotiating junctions. Taller drivers have found that the pillar between the front and rear doors can get in the way with the seat set to their preferred position, so if you're a six-footer, try before you buy.

You’ll find a good range of adjustment to the reach and height of the steering wheel and driver’s seat, so you should be able to find a comfortable driving position. That's not something you can say about the closely-related Peugeot e-2008 and its awkward iCockpit set-up and high mounted dials. Lumbar support isn’t available with either trim level or as an option, but none of our testers suffered back ache after a couple of hours in a Mokka Electric. 

The rest of the dashboard is well laid out and easy to get the hang of, and you get physical buttons and knobs for the climate control and media volume. The e-2008 and VW ID.3 get touch-sensitive controls instead, which are more distracting. The Mokka Electric’s 12.0in digital instrument display has a simple layout that's easy to read at a glance and is far more customisable than the dinky one in the ID 3.

The infotainment system is virtually identical to the unit you get in the e-2008, and that's not ideal. With laggy software, a confusing layout and clunky graphics, the 10.0in system can be quite frustrating to use. It’s also worth pointing out that the temperature is displayed either side of the screen so you never really get all 10.0in dedicated to your current menu.

Both systems at least get Android Auto/Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring as standard, allowing you to bypass the Vauxhall software and use your phone’s interface instead. The physical shortcut buttons below the screen make it far less distracting to use on the move than the touchscreen-only systems in some rivals, including the ID.3. 

In terms of interior quality, the Mokka Electric is a bit of a let-down. Visually, it has the flair to match its striking exterior but the materials aren't nearly as plush as the equivalents used in the e-2008 or Niro EV.

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