Electric Vauxhall Mokka X planned for 2020 reveal

Next generation of the Vauxhall Mokka X small SUV in line for electric power option

An electric Vauxhall Mokka X SUV is on the way and could be revealed as soon as next year's Geneva Motor Show, in March 2020. An all-new version of the conventional Mokka X is set to be unveiled in early 2020, and DrivingElectric understands the electric version will follow just a few months afterwards.

The new car's styling is said to take inspiration from the 2018 Vauxhall GT X Experimental concept (pictured here), whose electric drivetrain will also form the basis of the upcoming Vauxhall e-Corsa supermini. DrivingElectric has already driven this setup in prototype form (see video below).

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.

With Vauxhall and its German sister brand Opel now part of the French PSA Group, the electric Mokka X will also share underpinnings with models like the forthcoming electric Peugeot 208 and DS 3 E-Tense electric SUV.

Vauxhall also has a plug-in hybrid version of its Grandland X family SUV on the way, 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.

A driving range of around 185 miles is expected for the electric Mokka X, with an 80% charge taking around 30 minutes. When it arrives, the car will rival models like the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro – both of which now have long lead times, as supply struggles to keep up with demand.