New Mokka awarded Top Gear “Design of the Year”

The new Mokka from sister brands, Opel and Vauxhall, received Top Gear’s 2021 Design of the Year award. The Mokka is the first model in the line-up to feature the brand’s bold and pure new design language, including the all-new Vizor front end and the Pure Panel interior.

At the Topgear.com Awards 2021, the magazine praised the Mokka for its assertive design that immediately sets it apart on the road. The all-electric Mokka and Mokka-e feature the new Vizor front end which integrates LED headlights, “wings” signature lights and the brand new brand emblem in a single “glass like” module. The front end also houses a number of driver assistance and safety technologies, including forward collision warning and speed sign recognition.

The brand’s new logo is also found on the rear of the Mokka, with the short rear overhang complemented by LED taillights and the boldly stretched Mokka logo across the tailgate.

The bold and pure new design language continues inside, with the Mokka the first model to feature the brand’s Pure digital panel. A single panel contains both the digital instrument display and the central touchscreen. There are also separate buttons for important functions in regular use, making operation intuitive and allowing drivers to focus more on the road.

Jack Rix, Editor-in-Chief of Top Gear, said: “The Mokka has to be the most satisfying new car of 2021 in an area that includes a bunch of supercars and the new work of some big hitters. The basics here are super strong: position, proportions, area and graphics are all unmistakable. It is affirmed without sounding angry, friendly without being caricature.

Mark Adams, Opel / Vauxhall VP of Design, said: “We are delighted to hear that Top Gear has recognized the new Mokka as the recipient of its Design of the Year award. The Mokka features our bold and pure new design language that will form the basis of all of our models going forward. Receiving such high praise from a brand like Top Gear suggests that our new design language is suitable for both customers and reviewers, and we’re excited to share more of our upcoming models in the future.

With a drag coefficient of just 0.32 Cd, the Mokka is not only the most elegant vehicle in its segment, but also one of the most aerodynamically efficient, with a 16% reduction in drag at speed. motorway compared to its predecessor.

The Mokka is available as an all-electric model, the Mokka-e, which has a 50 kWh battery and a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor and can travel up to 338 kilometers on a single charge. (WLTP). The Mokka-e, which went on sale in 2020 and recently won the prestigious ‘Golden Steering Wheel 2021′ award, also supports fast charging up to 100 kW, with 80% charging in just 30 minutes. .

Top Gear’s Design of the Year award is also extended to recognize the brand’s broader design revival, which anticipates the all-new Astra that will hit the roads in early 2022, as well as the Manta GSe ElektroMOD. The Manta GSe ElektroMOD was revealed earlier in the year as an all-electric “restamod” to celebrate the Opel Manta’s 50th anniversary.

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