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New Opel Mokka-e wins golden steering wheel 2021 award

The daring all-new Opel Mokka-e has won the German “Golden Steering Wheel 2021” award, defeating strong competition and claiming one of the most prestigious prizes in the automotive industry as “Best Car under €25,000”. The all-electric, zero emissions vehicle from Opel won much praise from the experts and readers of AUTO BILD and BILD am SONNTAG to take the coveted prize.


The Mokka-e seamlessly continues Opel's series success in this award, for the second year in a row. Last year, the battery-electric Opel Corsa-e brought a “Golden Steering Wheel” accolade to Opel’s headquarters in Rüsselsheim. Following in the footsteps of the Ampera-e which won in 2017 and the Corsa-e, the Mokka-e is now the third electric model and the first SUV from Opel, to take the coveted title. 


Uwe Hochgeschurtz, Opel CEO, speaking from last night's award ceremony in Berlin's Axel Springer Haus, said: “Our Opel Mokka-e is everything but ordinary, and proved it once again at this year's ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ awards. With state-of-the-art technologies and uncompromising design, the Mokka-e makes e-mobility fun in every way. We are very pleased that our customers, the readers of AUTO BILD and BILD am SONNTAG, as well as the expert jury see it the same way.” 


The Opel Mokka-e is the latest in a proud line of “Golden Steering Wheel” award winners from Opel. The award, which has been presented since 1976 by BILD am SONNTAG and from 2009 in cooperation with AUTO BILD has now been won by the brand with Blitz for the 19th time. It all started in 1978 with the Opel Senator A, quickly followed by wins for legendary Opel models including Kadett, Ascona, Calibra, Omega, Vectra, Zafira, Astra and Meriva, marking over four decades of successful wins for Opel.


On the way to the "Golden Steering Wheel" victory, the readers of AUTO BILD and BILD am SONNTAG are first to vote. They elect their three favourite models in each category, sending them to the final. At the DEKRA Lausitzring, a prominent jury of experts consisting of journalists, racing drivers and car experts will then assess the individual finalists according to criteria based on the AUTO BILD test scheme. 


Boasting the striking new Opel Vizor brand face on the outside and the fully digital Pure Panel on the inside, the new Mokka-e impresses immediately with its bold and pure design, but also with its performance. The electric motor with 100 kW/136 hp and 260 Newton meters of maximum torque delivers a powerful, almost silent drive. Thanks to the 50kWh battery, up to 338km are possible without a charging stop (WLTP). A state-of-the-art regenerative braking system makes the Mokka-e even more efficient, allowing the electric vehicle to recuperate energy during deceleration or braking. The battery can be quickly recharged up to 80 per cent in 30 minutes at a 100 kW DC charging station.