• Vauxhall has revealed the new Vauxhall Mokka. Now in its second generation and sharing the same platform as the New Corsa and New Peugeot 208, the upcoming compact SUV will be available in petrol, diesel and all-electric powertrains.

    The Mokka-e uses an electric motor delivering 100 kW (134 hp) and up to 201 miles of range (WLTP). The top speed is electronically limited to 93mph to preserve the energy stored in the 50 kWh battery.

    Despite a slightly longer wheelbase, the New Mokka is 12.5 cm shorter than its predecessor and offers its five passengers a similar loading space of up to 350 litres in its luggage compartment.

    “New Mokka is the start of a new direction for the Vauxhall Brand. A bold new design with elements like Vauxhall Vizor and Pure Panel that will become part of signature look for future models. It also encompasses everything that Vauxhall will define in the future. Fully electric from launch and packed with innovative technologies bringing the best of automotive mobility to all. Vauxhall may be Britain’s oldest car manufacturer but with New Mokka it is defining itself to lead in an exciting and innovative future,” said Stephen Norman, Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors.

    The New Vauxhall Mokka and Mokka-e will go on sale in late Summer and available early 2021.

  • Kia has expanded its popular e-Niro line-up and now includes a cheaper offering with the inclusion of a smaller battery and less powerful motor.

    The e-Niro launched with a 64kWh battery and 150 kW (201hp) electric motor and has now been joined by new 2, 3 and range-topping 4+ variants.

    The e-Niro 2 is the new entry-level model and is fitted with a 39kWh battery and 100 kW (134hp) electric motor. This model has a 0-60mph time of 9.5s, top speed of 96mph and a range of 180 miles (WLTP). Prices start at £29,595 (incl. gov grant).

    The e-Niro 3 and 4+ meanwhile both use the existing 64kWh battery/150kW motor, which results in up to 282 miles of range (WLTP). The 3 starts at £33,850 and 4+ at £36,145 (incl. gov grants). As well as the upgraded 11kW AC charger, the 4+ also includes an electric sunroof, LED headlights and JBL stereo.