* 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.