Vauxhall Mokka Electric interior, dashboard & comfort
It may not feel like an electric car inside, but the Mokka Electric's interior quality is still good; its infotainment system is slow, however
The Mokka Electric’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 Electric 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 Electric dashboard
It looks like Vauxhall has taken a bit of inspiration from Mercedes' latest interiors for the Mokka Electric'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 Electric 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 Electric’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 Electric is available in two trim levels: GS Line and Ultimate. A panoramic rear-view camera, keyless go, dual-screen infotainment with a 10-inch centre and 12-inch driver's display, plus 18-inch wheels, a contrasting black roof, adaptive cruise control and keyless entry are standard on the GS Line. Ultimate takes a more comfort-orientated approach, with smaller 17-inch alloys, heated seats and a heated steering wheel.
Infotainment, apps & sat nav
The entry-level Mokka Electric 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
- 1VerdictA strong contender in the increasingly crowded small electric SUV class, the Vauxhall Mokka Electric looks great and boasts a 209-mile range
- 2Range, battery & chargingWith a maximum range of over 200 miles, the Mokka Electric is ideal for those with a short commute, while 100kW charging means it can handle longer journeys, too
- 3Running costs & insuranceOnce you get past the fairly high starting price, the Mokka Electric can be an affordable-to-run small SUV
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe electric powertrain may not shove you back in your seat, but it does add a level of refinement to the Mokka Electric
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfort - currently readingIt may not feel like an electric car inside, but the Mokka Electric's interior quality is still good; its infotainment system is slow, however
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityIdeal for small families, the Mokka Electric offers reasonable practicality – just not as much space as some of its rivals
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Mokka Electric fell short of full marks in Euro NCAP crash-testing, but the car does pack plenty of safety kit and features a well tested electric powertrain