2020 Opel Mokka X Review, Spy shots, Changes

After the redesign in 2017, Mokka crossover SUV became the Mokka X. This model is available worldwide, but under different names. The next 2020 Opel Mokka X is going to be the model for Europe. In the US, this is Buick Encore, while in the UK, 2020 Mokka X appears with Vauxhall badge. The vehicle is getting another big redesign. This time, it will lead to the new generation. Mokka was launched in 2013 and by now it suffered a facelift in 2016.

The new model is being tested. First spy shots are unveiling heavily covered vehicle, which means the exterior changes will be huge. The crossover SUV will be slightly larger. According to rumors, the company could make some refresh under the hood. So, the new 2020 Opel Mokka X will be ready for some off-road challenges. A hybrid model is also an option. However, we have no clues to support these speculations. Finally, a performance version could be a surprise of a season. But again, Opel will pay more attention to the standard offer.

2020 Opel Mokka X spy pics

2020 Mokka X Redesign, Changes

The new 2020 Opel Mokka X is definitely going through a redesign. What we don’t know at the moment is an exact name. Last time the vehicle had such changes, we saw a new name. Well, Mokka and Mokka X are practically the same. However, now we can hear rumors about Mokka’s replacement. Opel announced this during last year and the entire fleet will be under the revisit. Well, as one of the leaders in the segment, we doubt the German carmaker and the entire PSA Group will do it. Buyers will recognize 2020 Opel Mokka X more easily than some new name.

New Generation – New Platform

Besides that, we could hear the official statement that vehicles with lighting badge will ride on a new platform. That is CMP architecture, also known as EMP1. It will underpin all the new subcompact and compact vehicles by Opel. Few things are highlights of this concept. First, a lot of lightweight materials will be in the body of the 2020 Opel Mokka X. Benefits are: better maneuvering and handling; better fuel economy; and improved safety. This architecture also allows engineers to employ hybrid technology.

2020 Opel Mokka X side view

Furthermore, the new platform for the 2020 Opel Mokka X will bring some serious changes for this crossover and its siblings all around the world. US buyers can expect similar visual and cosmetic updates for their version too. More aggressive appearance and lower nose are what we can see on spy photos. The crossover seems to be shorter than before. But, the 2020 Mokka X could cut only a couple of inches. It remains the compact crossover, but it will create space for a larger stablemate.


Now we will talk about the equipment we can find in 2020 Opel Mokka X, and not its siblings from the US and UK. The crossover is pretty spacious compared to its rivals. There is room for five persons inside. IntelliLink R4.0 is the infotainment system and the base model offers cruise control. The dual-zone climate is available and the leather is wrapping the steering wheel. Fog lights and DRLs are standard features. Upper trim levels are offering navigation. Also, you will find a hill start and electronic stability program as well.

2020 Opel Mokka X interior

2020 Opel Mokka X Engines

Again, the 2020 Opel Mokka X will use different engines, depending on the market. The European version is coming with a 1.4-liter turbo-four petrol unit. Also, you will find a 1.6-liter diesel unit in an offer for most markets. Besides this one, European citizens will be able to purchase the new Mokka X with 1.7-liter displacement. Finally, the smaller engine can also be turbocharged.

Again, 1.4-liter petrol is not the only gasoline option in the family. Different versions of the crossover SUV will also come with 1.6 or 1.8 displacements under the hood. The power output goes from 115-150 hp. Intelligent AWD will send power either to the front or all wheels, depending on the situation. Power distribution is 100 percent to front wheels or 50/50 percent. Manual and automatic transmissions are available for combining with engines. Five or six gears are manual options, while the automatic one is 6-speed case.

2020 Opel Mokka X rear view

2020 Mokka X Release Date

We can’t wait to hear the official statement about the future of the 2020 Opel Mokka X. The main question is its name. The other one is when will 2020 Mokka X be available? The new generation is definitely bringing a lot of changes and updates, so the fresh crossover will draw a lot of attention. Prototypes are already on the streets, so the production will start pretty soon. The most optimistic fans hope to see it in the next few months. We would rather say late in 2019 or early next year. The price again depends on the market. In most European countries the new Mokka X will cost around 21,000 euros. Buick Encore starts at $25,000. 

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