If you want a model that looks stylish, has decent performance and good features yet do not bleed the wallet much, the 2018 Opel Mokka X is a good choice. Introduced in 2012, the Mokka is sold in some markets including Ireland and New Zealand. Now, the car is sold as Mokka X.
In the USA, it is sold as Buick encore and in the UK, the model is christened as Vauxhall Mokka. For 2018, the Mokka X is getting a mild makeover that will help it stave off competition from Japanese and Korean rivals.
2018 Opel Mokka X – Stylish Design and Sharp Lines
The new 2018 Opel Mokka X is a stylish compact SUV but the styling is not over the top and it is nor bland looking either. The sharp lines and subtle curves on its body lend it a suave appeal. You get a revised bumper and lamps are also sleeker.
The Adaptive Forward Lighting LEDs are new and it also gets DRL. There are 3 trim levels- S, SC and elite NAV. Based on trim, you get 17 inches to 19in alloy wheels. Exterior color options are Abalone White, Amber Orange, Deep Espresso Brown, Switchblade silver, Velvet Red, Absolute Red. The cabin is sleek and there are not many cheap looking materials. The spacious boot is there though it is not category best.
The 2018 Opel Mokka X comes laden with enough safety and amenities to woo target buyers, as it is.
The base S trim gets DAB digital radio, Cruise control with speed limiter, Automatic lighting control, protective front skid plate, 16-inch steel wheels, Silver-effect roof rails, Remote central locking. The SC trim adds parking sensors, Automatic lights, 2 zone climate control, IntelliLink touchscreen infotainment setup, Smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth. It also gets the Leather-covered steering wheel, Rain-sensitive windscreen wipers, 12-volt power outlet, and High beam assist etc.
The top Elite NAV trim gets Navi 900 satellite navigation, heated front seats, OnStar personal assistant, 8-inch color touchscreen. It also gets Steering wheel controls for entertainment, electrically heated steering wheel, sports front seats and Satellite navigation. There are not too many customization choices.
2018 Opel Mokka X – Turbo Ecotec and CDTI Diesel Engine
The 2018 Opel Mokka X gets decent powertrain that is good enough for urban driving needs. The 1.4 L Turbo Ecotec engine with 6-speed automatic transmission offers enough juice for handling city traffic. The 1.6 l CDTI diesel engine is another competent performer. Both engines are quite fuel efficient. Some road noise creeps in the cabin but it does not get too loud.
2018 Opel Mokka X – Price and Availability
The base trim price of the new Opel Mokka X is €21,499. It is now available for sale.
Summing it up
The 2018 Opel Mokka X is a stylish compact SUV that has enough features and offers good performance to justify its price tag. Its safety features are also decent and the cabin is sleek. The engine choices are good and fuel economy is also satisfying. Overall, it has enough oomph to cope with rivals like Renault Captur and Mazda CX-3.