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Europe: Over 25,000 orders for the Opel Mokka

Could the Mokka reverse Opel's fortunes in Europe?

* See Opel's press release by clicking on the title! *

While Opel is losing ground in most European countries - except in the UK and Scotland where the Astra is kicking goals, it's encouraging to note the success of the Opel Mokka even before it hits European dealerships in autumn. Since being made available to order last June, Opel has received 25,000 orders for the Mokka, an outstanding number.

Countries with the most demand are Germany, the UK where it is sold as a Vauxhall, Italy and Russia. The Mokka was unveiled last January at the Detroit Motor show in the US where it will be sold under GM's luxury brand Buick as the Buick Encore, hoping to carve out a new market niche in the United States: small premium crossover. It was then presented as the Opel Mokka at the Geneva auto show.

In Europe, the new Opel Mokka will compete against cars such as the Nissan Juke, Skoda Yeti and its twin the Chevrolet Trax, and could even steal some sales from the Audi Q3 and Mini Countryman, with the potential to give Opel a much needed sales and image boost.

See Opel's press release below.

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  1. Steam
    September 16th, 2012 at 21:43 | #1

    German auto-magazins reported that the Mokka is munufactured in Korea.

  2. Steam
    September 16th, 2012 at 21:41 | #2

    dll.exe :@LadyBoy
    I think that it may be Germany or Poland.

    The Mokka is definitely not produced in Germany.

  3. September 3rd, 2012 at 01:59 | #3

    From September 2012 on Opel starts selling cars in Australia. The company offers 3 models: The Corsa, Astra and Insignia. Holden will continue as a subsidiary of G.M. but different models.

  4. dll.exe
    September 1st, 2012 at 23:57 | #4


    I think that it may be Germany or Poland.

  5. Stefan
    September 1st, 2012 at 06:31 | #5


    All cars for the Chinese market (Buick Encore) will be made by Shanghai General Motors Co.

    All cars for the rest of the world (Buick Encore/Opel Mokka/Chevrolet Trax/Holden Trax) are made by GM Daewoo in South-Korea.

    • matgasnier
      September 1st, 2012 at 09:18 | #6

      Many thanks for this Stefan!

  6. LadyBoy
    September 1st, 2012 at 03:21 | #7

    Where is the place of manufacturing ??

    • matgasnier
      September 1st, 2012 at 03:47 | #8

      Hi LadyBoy,
      Wikipedia mentions South Korea as the assembly location but I am unsure whether this is valid for all Mokkas/Encore/Trax models.
      If anyone has more info please comment on here

  7. August 31st, 2012 at 22:53 | #9

    … Hope So. Opel is a great marque with more than 100 years old and fine reputation.
    Opel had a charismatic past with unforgettable cars such as the Manta, 1900 GT, Kadett, Olympia, rekord, Commodore, Ascona and others.

  8. Stefan
    August 31st, 2012 at 20:50 | #10

    Don’t forget that, apart from the cars you mentioned, in Europe this Opel will also face competition from its twin brother, the Chevrolet Trax.

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