Harry Leahey

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Vauxhall has updated its Mokka SUV with a larger battery and more power for 2023 in a bid to remain competitive against rivals such as the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Nissan Juke Hybrid. 

The Mokka Electric will be available starting in March, and will feature a 51kWh battery that offers a 20% range boost compared to the previous model's 50kWh battery. This battery is also being used in the upcoming Peugeot e-208 facelift. 

As a result, the updated Mokka now delivers a claimed range of 252 miles, which is higher than the range of its siblings from Stellantis, but lower than the 300-mile Hyundai Kona Electric, which comes equipped with a 64kWh battery. 

There is also added support for rapid charging at speeds of up to 100kW, meaning the battery can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 30 minutes.  

This new battery is also expected to be used for an upcoming updated version of the company’s Corsa Electric hatchback. 

In addition to the new battery, the Mokka Electric will also feature an upgraded electric motor that provides 19bhp more than the previous model, for a total of 154bhp. This motor is expected to come from the Peugeot e-208.

In terms of performance, 0-62mph times have yet to be released, and styling remains the same as the current model year. 

With the larger battery and more powerful motor, expect this updated Mokka Electric to have a higher price tag than the current version, which starts from £34,155. 

Based on the current model’s price and stats, for an extra £3,635 is a larger 64kWh battery in the Hyundai Kona electric (£37,750), which provides an extra 91 miles of range from the Mokka’s 209 miles.

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Harry Leahey 14/12/22