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Published on January 16th, 2012 | by Seán Ward

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Vauxhall’s New MPV

Vauxhall’s newest, and smallest, MPV, the Mokka, has been unveiled this week, but rather than show the new model in the flesh at the NAIAS 2012, it has just released pictures ahead of the official launch at Geneva in March.

It looks fairly conventional, and slots into Vauxhalls current range rather well, offering a good alternative to the Nissan Juke, even if it is named after a type of coffee.

Three start-stop engines will be available when it goes on sale towards the end of the year: a 115 bhp 1.6 litre petrol, a 1.4 litre turbo petrol with 140 bhp and 200 Nm of torque, and a 1.7 litre turbo diesel with 130 bhp and 300 Nm of torque.

The 1.4 litre petrol is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox, whereas the two turbos are available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.

18 inch allow wheels are included as standard, as are anti-lock brakes, front and rear facing cameras an traction control and stability programmes.

Rather oddly, hill decent control and Hill Start Assist (HSA) are available for both front wheel drive cars and four-wheel drive cars.

Prices for the Mokka will be announced at Geneva.

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