Stellantis Joins BEV Price War With British Budget Model

Vauxhall's Mokka Electric Griffin slashes nearly $9,000 off entry-level compact crossover range.

Paul Myles, European Editor

April 3, 2024

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Vauxhall Mokka Electric
Vauxhall cuts BEV entry-level price for cost-of-living hit U.K. consumers.

Stellantis is joining the battery-electric price war with its British Vauxhall brand launching a budget entry-level version of its all-electric Mokka compact crossover.

It reveals this week the special edition Mokka Electric Griffin that shaves £7,115 ($8,938) off the sticker price of the previous cheapest Design trim model to retail at £29,495 ($37,053) with taxes paid. With its sister brand, Opel, not following suit so far it suggests the U.K. BEV market is facing a stiffer challenge from consumers caught in a cost-of-living crisis than in markets within the European Union.

Griffin trim features a contrasting black roof and tinted rear windows alongside 17-in. silver alloy wheels. Customers also can choose from the full Mokka exterior color palette, including metallic paint, at no extra cost, saving up to £700 ($879). Inside, a flat-bottomed leather-effect steering wheel is employed, while parking aids include a panoramic rear-view camera and rear sensors.

The Mokka Electric Griffin is powered by a 50-kWh lithium-ion battery providing a claimed range of up to 209 miles (336 km) on the WLTP assessment, paired with an electric motor producing 134 hp and 192 lb.-ft. (260 Nm) of torque. Speed of charging claims a 0%-80% charge taking just 30 minutes on a 100-kW rapid DC charger. Alternatively, a 0%-100% charge will take seven-and-a-half hours using a domestic 7-kW wallbox.

Interior technology includes Vauxhall’s Multimedia Pure Panel infotainment system with a 7-in. (18-cm) color touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a 7-in. digital instrument cluster. There’s also Vauxhall Connect, enabling drivers to schedule charging remotely and precondition the vehicle’s cabin temperature.

Driver-assistance technology includes lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, driver drowsiness alert, cruise control and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

About the Author(s)

Paul Myles

European Editor, Informa Group

Paul Myles is an award-winning journalist based in Europe covering all aspects of the automotive industry. He has a wealth of experience in the field working at specialist, national and international levels.

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