New Opel Mokka released in South Africa and other SUVs you can also buy for R500,000

The new Opel Mokka crossover has launched in South Africa in two trim levels at a starting price of R469,900, while the more premium option the GS Line starts at R519,900.

The Mokka Elegance and Mokka GS Line are both powered by the same powertrain and are differentiated by distinctive exterior styling and interior features.

The Mokka’s engine can deliver 96kW of power and 230Nm of torque with fuel consumption of 5.3L/100km in the extra-urban cycle and 6.1L/10km when in the combined cycle, said Opel.

Despite the Opel Mokka Elegance and GS Line sharing the same engine, they differ slightly in design, with the GS Line offering a bigger touch screen and built-in navigation.

Inside the cabin, standard equipment includes heated front seats, climate control, daytime running lights, a multifunction steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic lights.

Additionally, the range offers blind-spot detection, hill-start assist, forward brake assist with pedestrian detection, speed sign recognition, lane keep assist, and driver attention alert.

On the pricier GS Line, owners get a larger 10-inch central display with built-in navigation, a 12-inch driver’s display, leather upholstery, electric lumbar support for the driver seat, keyless entry and start, active lane-keep assist with departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision avoidance.

BusinessTech looked at other new SUVs South Africans can buy for around R500,000 as well as their fuel consumption and power:

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro 1.6TGDI 290T Distinction – R496,900

  • 7.0L/100km
  • 145kW, 290Nm

Subaru Forester 2.0i – R496,000

  • 7.6L/100km
  • 115kW, 196Nm

Renault Koleos 2.5 Expression – R494,400

  • 8.1L/100km
  • 126kW, 233Nm

Mazda CX-5 2.0 Active (Manual) – R493,100

  • 6.8L/100km
  • 121kW, 213Nm

Nissan X-Trail 2.0 Visia – R491,500

  • 8.3L/100km
  • 106 kW, 200Nm

Kia Sportage 1.6GDI Ignite – R479,995

  • 7.7L/100km
  • 97kW, 161Nm

Haval H6 2.0T Luxury – R476,900

  • 7.4L/100km
  • 150kW, 320Nm


Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Premium – R519,900

  • 8.9L/100km
  • 115kW, 192Nm

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5T GLS – R511,995

  • 7.7L/100km
  • 110kW, 250Nm

Read: The top selling cars from South Africa’s most popular brands – with pricing

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New Opel Mokka released in South Africa and other SUVs you can also buy for R500,000