The German carmaker Opel AG, on Thursday said it has received 200,000 orders across Europe for the Opel Mokka subcompact SUV – 18 months after the car was made available to buyers.

In addition, the Rüsselsheim-based automaker says February 2014 was the best month.

Introduced to the market at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the car is named after the small, round coffee beans of the Coffea Arabica variety – and is based on the GM Gamma II platform.

At this moment the Mokka sub-compact SUV has about 11.3 percent market share in Europe – making it the No.3 sub-compact SUV.

“The Opel Mokka has once again proven its resilience and success in winning additional customers in a challenging market.

We are very pleased to see that our small-SUV champion is one of the frontrunners in the SUV market and plays a key role in energizing the Opel brand and bringing it right into the winners’ spotlights,” Peter Christian Küspert, Member of the Management Board said during the announcement

Mokka is available with three powerplants: a 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) 1.7 diesel and two petrols: 115 PS (85 kW; 113 bhp) 1.6-litre and 140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) 1.4-litre turbo. Standard comes in front-wheel-drive only configuration, but buyers can opt for the “smart” all-wheel drive (AWD) system that keeps 100 percent of the drive to the front wheels until the system detects slip – and transfers up to 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels.

In Germany Mokka starts at 18.990 euros

official images with the Opel Mokka attached


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