Vauxhall Mokka-e interior & comfort
It may not feel like an electric car inside, but the Mokka-e’s interior quality is still good; its infotainment system is slow, however
The Mokka-e’s interior is dominated by the Pure Panel infotainment setup featuring a central infotainment screen and digital driver’s display. Other than that, the cabin is the same as in its petrol and diesel-engined counterparts. For some, it may be disappointing that the Mokka-e doesn’t feel like a futuristic electric car inside. But for others, especially those picking their first electric car, this will be more familiar.
Vauxhall Mokka-e dashboard
It looks like Vauxhall has taken a bit of inspiration from Mercedes' latest interiors for the Mokka-e’s Pure Panel infotainment system. It's slightly reminiscent of the latest MBUX infotainment system in the A-Class and other models, but Vauxhall’s doesn’t system doesn’t quite stack up against them.
As opposed to the Volkswagen ID.3 or Volkswagen ID.4, the Mokka-e still features plenty of physical buttons and switches for you to control the car’s various functions. It might not be as futuristic, but for some it'll be easier to operate than haptic feedback sliders in other electric cars.
Overall, the Mokka-e’s interior quality is good. There are a few hard plastics around the cabin, but Vauxhall has done well to make sure there are softer, more tactile materials in the places you're most likely to lay your hands. The shiny black trim is the only option available, which looks good to begin with, but is a real fingerprint magnet.
Equipment, options & accessories
The Mokka-e is currently available in three trim levels: SE Nav Premium, SRi Nav Premium, Elite Nav Premium. Prices start at just over £30,500 after the UK plug-in car grant (PiCG) for the SE Nav Premium, which comes as standard with a seven-inch driver’s display and a seven-inch infotainment system with sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus 16-inch alloys, a panoramic rear-view camera and keyless go.
Stepping up through the range to SRi Nav Premium adds the dual-screen infotainment system with 10-inch centre and 12-inch driver's display, plus 18-inch wheels, a contrasting black roof, adaptive cruise control and keyless entry. Elite Nav Premium takes a more comfort-orientated approach, with smaller 17-inch alloys, heated seats and a heated steering wheel. Prices for the SRi and Elite models start at £32,435 and £32,080 respectively.
Infotainment, apps & sat nav
The entry-level Mokka-e comes as standard with a pair of seven-inch screens, but higher-spec models are equipped with a 12-inch driver’s display behind the wheel and a larger 10-inch infotainment screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard. There’s a bit of lag in the system, but overall it offers good functionality and is on par with those found in other small electric cars you might be looking at.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe latest contender in the small electric SUV class, the Vauxhall Mokka-e looks great and boasts a 201-mile range
- 2Range, battery & chargingWith a maximum range of 201 miles, the Mokka-e is ideal for those with a short commute, but the 100kW charging capability means it can handle longer journeys
- 3Running costsOnce you get past the £30,000 starting price, the Mokka-e can be an affordable-to-run small SUV
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe electric powertrain may not shove you back in your seat, but it does add a level of refinement to the Mokka-e
- 5Interior & comfort - currently readingIt may not feel like an electric car inside, but the Mokka-e’s interior quality is still good; its infotainment system is slow, however
- 6Practicality & boot spaceIdeal for small families, the Mokka-e offers reasonable practicality – just not as much space as some of its rivals
- 7Reliability & safetyThe Mokka-e hasn’t gone through Euro NCAP crash tests just yet, but the car does pack plenty of safety kit and features a well tested electric powertrain