Vauxhall will reveal new versions of two class-leading models at the September 2016 Paris Motor Show, while re-establishing its commitment to electric vehicles. Both the Mokka X and new Zafira Tourer will appear ahead of their dealer launch next month, and the ground-breaking Ampera-e will be readied for UK evaluation early in 2017.
Since its launch in 2012, the Vauxhall Mokka’s compact size (4.28m long), sporty looks and elevated seating position has wowed customers looking for an affordable SUV. The new Mokka X appears with a fresh interior and exterior design, a new powertrain and OnStar and Apple CarPlay. Incorporating cues from Vauxhall’s new design philosophy, it’s the first model to introduce the ‘X’ segment identifier for future Vauxhall SUV and crossover vehicles. There’s a new generation 1.4-litre direct injection turbo (152PS) petrol unit, a six-speed automatic transmission and adaptive all-wheel drive and start/stop, too, enabling this new Mokka to achieve 43.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 150g/km.
Mokka X reaches UK showrooms in October.
The flexibility of the new Vauxhall Zafira Tourer makes it an ideal choice for families and professionals who need a spacious and versatile vehicle for travelling long distances in comfort.
The new Zafira Tourer features all the well-known virtues of its predecessor such as the Flex7 seating system, ergonomically-certified AGR front seats, Flex-Fix bicycle carrier and FlexRide adaptive damping. And it comes with optimum connectivity in the form of the latest generation Vauxhall IntelliLink infotainment systems, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and OnStar, including 4G/LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
The new model will be in showrooms from October across the UK, priced from £18,615 on the road.
The new Ampera-e electric car, premiering at the Paris Motor Show, is set to be evaluated in the UK by Vauxhall with the possibility of right-hand-drive models being produced.
Due to be sold by Vauxhall’s sister company, Opel, from 2017 with left-hand-drive, the Ampera-e has a class-leading pure electrical range that can exceed 250 miles without recharging (purely electrical range measured, based on the New European Driving Cycle, or NEDC, in km: > 400; provisional figure). However, even taking into account the real world impact of driving style, road and weather conditions, the car can still achieve a range of over 185 miles under average, every day conditions.
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