Opel Mokka by Steinmetz

30 Sep 2013 6:28 pm | Cars, Opel

I have no idea if you guys are Opel fans or not, but it has to be said that, over the years, there have been some successful models – both on track and on the roads – from the former German car manufacturer – it is former, since GM has taken it over a while back, and now the Russians. Sorry, Germany; your loss. Now, it should be said that this moving about has taken its toll upon the brand’s reputation and quality products; for instance, it’s not really cool to buy an Opel Corsa C that features a Fiat engine built in Poland. Not cool, and not cheap to maintain.

Which is why Opel had to come up with some new and ingenious products – such as Opel Ampera, Ada, and Insignia – to try and maintain its market share and, most importantly, its fan base. Opel Mokka is such an endeavor, although – I must say – this is one ugly car, if I ever saw one. It could surely use any help it can get; which is why Steinmetz has introduced a new styling program for the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka. Let’s check it out!

First up, there’s no information available about any modifications under the bonnet, which is why you should expect a 1.6-liter petrol with 115 HP (85 kW), a turbocharged 1.4-liter petrol with 140 HP (103 kW) and a 1.7-liter CDTI diesel with 130 HP (93 kW) – probably built by Fiat, although as I remember the 1.7 CDTI engines – also used on the Opel Astra – come from Isuzu.

On the inside, changes are limited but Steinmetz offers branded floor mats and apparently nothing else – which is a bit odd, making me feel a bit disappointed. On the outside, however, the Opel model can be equipped with a new grille and a front bumper guard – at the front – while moving further down, there’s tubular side steps, chrome plated door handles and a 25mm reduced ride height. You may also want to opt out for the sports exhaust system and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Now, you tell me – modifications included – would you purchase this Opel?