Published on December 11th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Confirmed! Opel NOT Returning To Malaysia Anytime Soon
The Opel Mokka being tested is for ASEAN introduction.
We have seen spy-shots online of an Opel Mokka Crossover being tested around the country and so there was a strong case that this could be the return of the Opel brand to Malaysia after a long departure.
Then the brand got resurrected two decades ago by a local businessmen and Europel Sdn Bhd was started with a SUV called the Fontera and a few passenger cars including the sleek and sexy Calibra sports coupe.
Well, we have just been informed by a senior person at Berjaya Auto (the brand guardian for Peugeot and Citroen in Malaysia) that there are no plans for re-introducing Opel in Malaysia and the testing on Malaysian roads was being done by the Stellantis (brand owner for Peugeot, Citroen and also Opel) engineers in Malaysia for regional release.
Probably Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia as they have a fair and well structured import tax and incentive scheme for the auto industry which allows car manufacturers to calculate well in advance their investment in any new model or brand introduction.
Meanwhile, it is interesting to note that for the first time in Opel’s history, this Mokka (which is a new 2nd generation model) will be available with an all-electric variant. Driving the Opel Mokka-e combines emission-free operation with an exhilarating experience.
The electric motor delivers 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Newton metres of maximum torque, immediately available from a standing start.
Fast reactions, agility and dynamics are among the outstanding characteristics. Drivers can choose between three drive modes – Normal, Eco and Sport – for a good balance or the most fun, depending on their preferences.
The electronically limited top speed is 150 km/h for preserving the energy stored in the 50 kWh battery and the range. A 100 kW DC fast-charging system allowing to charge 80 percent of the battery in just 30 minutes is standard equipment.
This Opel Mokka-e has a purely battery-electric range of up to 322 kilometres according to WLTP in Normal mode, while the Eco mode supports the driver in achieving the maximum possible range. Whether wall box, high-speed charging or cable solution for the household socket:
This new Opel Mokka-e is ready for all charging options, from single-phase to three-phase at 11 kW. It also convinces with an eight-year warranty for the battery. Customers can look forward to a very energetic, fun and agile new generation Mokka.