Vauxhall Mokka Electric eases range anxiety with new Long Range model
A bigger battery and more powerful motor help to improve the electric SUV’s range and performance
- Up to 252 miles of range
- New 156bhp electric motor
- £1,000 premium over standard Mokka Electric
The electric variant of Vauxhall’s small SUV, the Mokka Electric, can now be ordered in Long Range guise, providing an additional 43 miles of range over the standard car. Parent-brand Stellantis has been slowly rolling out this new electric motor and battery combination across its range, from the Peugeot E-2008 to the Jeep Avenger. It can also be found in the Mokka’s supermini sibling, the Vauxhall Corsa Electric.
Vauxhall will continue to offer the current Vauxhall Mokka Electric alongside the new Long Range model, the latter commanding a £1,000 premium across all trim levels. Prices will start from £37,610 for the Mokka Electric Long Range in base Design trim.
What’s new for the Mokka Electric Long Range?
The name should be a bit of a giveaway. The Mokka Electric Long Range comes with an official range of 252 miles, up from the 209 miles of the current car. The range boost is the result of a larger 54kWh battery, the same unit found in the recently updated Corsa Electric.
It powers a new electric motor with 156bhp, a 20bhp increase over the current car, but don’t expect any major leaps in acceleration – the new car is a negligible 0.2 seconds faster from 0-62mph. The 100kWh rapid charging of the current Mokka is still present, enabling a 20-80% charge in under 30 minutes. For those who prefer to charge at home, a 7kW wallbox should complete the same charge in under five hours, thanks to the Mokka’s 11kW AC onboard charger.
Range is further improved by a heat pump and a specific, range-preserving ‘B’ driving mode. Sitting alongside Vauxhall’s usual suite of Eco, Normal and Sport modes, B increases the level of regenerative braking, helping to improve efficiency by recharging the battery under braking.
What are the trim specifications for the Mokka Electric Long Range?
Design trim is the entry point to the range, featuring LED lights all around, along with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, 17-inch wheels and a seven-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s a host of driving assistance features too, from lane-keeping assistance to automatic emergency braking.
If Design isn’t stylish enough for you, GS trim may be what you’re after. There’s a black roof, black emblem and dark tinted windows, complemented by red accents on the 18-inch wheels and front ‘Vizor’ fascia. Inside, you’ll get the top-spec 10-inch infotainment screen, and the digital driver’s display grows from seven inches to 12 inches. Heated seats and steering wheel will keep you toasty during winter, and dual-zone climate control means you won’t be fighting your passenger over the temperature controls.
Ultimate is top of the Mokka Electric range, adding LED matrix headlights, keyless entry and a massaging driver’s seat to the kit list.
How much does the Mokka Electric Long Range cost and when can I order one?
The Mokka Electric Long Range starts at £37,610 for Design trim, a £1,000 increase over the standard Mokka Electric. GS models just sneak under the £40k bar at £39,985, while top-spec Ultimate models cost from £42,295.
Order books are open now for the Mokka Electric Long Range, with the first customer cars scheduled to arrive in March.
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