The Vauxhall Mokka X
The Vauxhall Mokka X is actually just Vauxhall’s name for the facelifted version of the Mokka.
It’s facelift has included a wider but shallower front grille, and more aggressive, angular headlight clusters than the current Mokka. There’s a completely new front-end design, squared-off headlamp clusters featuring L-shaped LED daytime running lights, a broad, wing-shaped grille and a much neater lower bumper arrangement. It’s certainly not one of those impossible-to-spot facelifts, that’s for sure, and it improves the look of the Mokka considerably.
An adaptive four-wheel-drive system operates in front-wheel-drive mode most of the time but can send up to 50% of the engine power to the rear wheels when required.
There are some new colours to choose from with very descriptive titles including Lava Red and Amber Orange.
The Mokka X comes with two new engines; a 1.6-litre ‘Whisper’ diesel, as well as a new 151bhp turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol.
On the inside, the Elite Nav model is the top-of-the-range Mokka X and gets leather upholstery, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, amongst other kit.
Vauxhall has changed the dashboard and instrument cluster by taking inspiration from the award-winning Astra. To a degree, it has worked – the Mokka X is less button-busy than before and the IntelliLink touchscreen, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, works well.
The Mokka X cuts a more imposing figure than its predecessor but it’s on the inside where the car has improved the most.