German carmaker Opel has confirmed its new Mokka crossover will hit Australia later this year, with an on-sale date scheduled for the third quarter.
This news follows comments from Opel Australia boss Bill Mott in February, confirming with TMR that the Mokka was a high priority for the company.
Pricing for the Mokka is still to come, although Opel Australia has confirmed a number of key technical details for the fourth model in its local range.
The new small crossover will arrive in Australia with GM's familiar 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine, producing 111kW in the Mokka (although an upgrade could occur before local debut).
Transmission options will include six-speed manual and automatic shifters, while front- and all-wheel-drive models will also be offered.
Safety features in the Australian-delivered Mokka will include electronic stability control with Hill Start Assist and Descent Control, and Opel Eye front camera with Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
“We are very excited to bring the Mokka to Australia. This car has already had in excess of 100,000 orders in Europe since launch and with the Australian SUV segment growing 22 per cent in the last 12 months1 it is certainly a space we want to be playing in," Mr Mott said today.
"Our Mokka not only allows us to join the segment, but compete in the market with a bold offering."
Speaking with TMR, Mr Mott said that the Mokka offers more than enough differentiation from the Trax to properly set the two cars apart.
More details will be revealed closer to launch, and while pricing information is still to come, we expect the Mokka to debut at near $25,000 before on-roads.