Vauxhall's Mokka adds the X-Factor

VAUXHALL'S new Mokka X SUV which hits our streets in October, is set to build on the success of its predecessor, providing a wide range of variants across its Design Nav, Active, Elite and Elite Nav trim levels, writes Bruce Booth of Driving Force.

A number of petrol and diesel engines will be available, including the new-to-the-range 1.4i 153ps turbo automatic petrol power plant, as well as the 1.6CDTi 110ps ecoFLEX manual diesel.

This new six-speed manual 1.6-litre diesel engine will be available at every trim level and will be a great choice, offering up to 72.4mpg on the combined cycle and emitting only 103g/km of CO2.

It will be available from £19,515 in Design Nav trim, which with benefit in kind set at 20 per cent, will make it an appealing option to any company car driver.

Elsewhere in the range, Vauxhall are also introducing a powerful new-generation 1.4-litre Direct Injection Turbo petrol unit that delivers 153ps.

With acceleration from a standing start to 62mph taking just 9.4 seconds and with a top speed of 120mph, the six-speed automatic version with adaptive all-wheel-drive and start/stop will be available from £21,150 in Design Nav trim.

Standard equipment on Design Nav models is impressive and – with the exception of ecoFLEX models – includes 18-inch alloys, LED daytime running lights, fog lights and silver roof rails.

Inside the cabin, drivers will benefit from an eight-inch touch screen with Vauxhall's IntelliLink Infotainment system, as well as the innovative OnStar personal connectivity and service assistant.

This standard level of equipment is available from just £17,590 OTR with the manual 1.6 115ps petrol engine.

Elite Nav is the top-of-the-range trim and adds a host of comfort and convenience features.

Priced from £22,855, Elite Nav models include full leather interior, heated front seats and steering wheel, while tinted rear windows are added for style and privacy.