Electric Vauxhall Mokka X planned for 2020 reveal

Next generation of the Vauxhall Mokka X small SUV will offer electric power; prototype version spotted in cold-weather testing

Vauxhall Mokka X

The upcoming new Vauxhall Mokka X SUV has been photographed undergoing cold-weather testing on a frozen lake in Sweden, ahead of its expected unveiling in the coming months of 2020. Like its Vauxhall Corsa supermini hatchback equivalent (and that car's Peugeot e-208 sister model), the Mokka X is expected to be offered with a choice of diesel, petrol and fully electric powertrains.

That will make the electric version Vauxhall's equivalent to the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE and Peugeot e-2008 SUVs. The production version's styling is said to take inspiration from the 2018 Vauxhall GT X Experimental concept.

As it sits on the same EMP1 mechanical platform as the DS and Peugeot models mentioned above, it's reasonable to assume that the electric Mokka X will share their 134bhp electric motor and 50kWh battery, for a driving range of about 200 miles on a full charge and a 0-62mph time of 8.7 seconds.

When it arrives, the electric Mokka will rival the likes of the Hyundai Kona ElectricKia e-Niro and MG ZS EV, as well as its aforementioned sister models.

Vauxhall says its customers don't want future electric models to look radically different from their petrol and diesel-powered counterparts, so the GT X-inspired looks are likely to be seen across the new Mokka range, as is the case with the Corsa and 208 families.

Vauxhall also has a plug-in hybrid version of its Grandland X family SUV, as well as an electric version of the Vivaro van. According to a source speaking to our sister site Auto Express, the PSA Group as a whole is moving towards offering "electric cars with petrol alternatives", with electric being seen as the default option for most buyers.