You have to activate the keyless entry in the menu, what you are referring to is the door handle sensor which is a little temperamental. I have the SRI Nav Premium, keyless works great and alarm activates as soon as I walk awayWe loved our 1.4t Mokka and so when we saw the new one being released we took the plunge and bought the 1.2t Premium Nav version. We hadn't seen one physically but had a live walk around and spent some time looking at it online.
Thought I would share some thoughts for those thinking of buying one as it's a mixed bag for us.
Love the overall design itself.
Looks much more premium inside
For a 1.2 it is very nippy
Steering and handling improved
Decent centre arm rest for front
No leaking boot when you close it
The new screens are very clear for both the infotainment and drivers screen
Roof a lot lower so anyone in the back who's over 5ft 8 may struggle
Generally less room inside although it seems to be wider
The glove box is useless, if you can call it that. The folder with manuals doesn't fit unless you take them out and then it fills the glove box
No money holder by driver. I've been told lots didn't like it which is why it went but personally I found it useful.
The Premium Nav has keyless entry and an alarm but the alarm doesn't arm when you walk away which defeats the whole idea of being keyless in my mind.
In fairness much of the above are niggles, Vauxhall are heading the right way, but maybe take it back up a couple of inches. Overall we like the car and I'm looking forward to the first road trip.
If anyone else has thoughts or any questions I'd be interested to hear.
Luckily you don’t have to put the space in. It automatically works it out.SatNav
The SatNav is fairly standard and works well. But, inputting a UK post code is a pain. First, there is the keyboard with all the letters on. Fine. When you want to input a number you have to hit a button to get the number keyboard up. But – for reasons unknown – the number keyboard does not have a space bar. So you have to hit the button to go back to the normal keyboard to hit the space bar and then hit the button again to go back to the number keyboard to hit the next number. Given that ALL (yes, ALL) UK postcodes have a space between the numbers, you have to do this every time.
So, NR2 7HS is NR (change keyboard) 2 (change keyboard) space (change keyboard) 7 (change keyboard) HS.
Not the end of the world, but a bit of a pain.
Are you sure it auto activates? Because the manual says it doesn’t…I also bought the same version this week, and am really pleased with it. It does seem smaller inside but suits my needs. The alarm arms itself when I walk away with the fob so must be something that you can turn off through the in car settings…
The only issue I have is the beep, beep it makes when arming the alarm, seems very loud and unnecessary. If anyone knows how to turn this off I would appreciate it.
The drive is quiet and smooth so far but have only done about 50 miles. Time will tell.
I’ll have to check mine tomorrow. Stuck in bed atm (heavy storms affects my disability and it’s not been raining as much as being a waterfall simulator the last few days).Yea definitely does, it sets it instantly and not after 45 seconds, I have checked the red flashing led inside and this is also on straight away, showing the alarm is armed.
I have the 1.2 SRi. Quite a few gadgets I agree. Although I do like the heated steering wheel in the winter.I’ll have to check mine tomorrow. Stuck in bed atm (heavy storms affects my disability and it’s not been raining as much as being a waterfall simulator the last few days).
I have the 1.2 petrol Launch Edition version FYI. What’s yours? I do know the electric versions have some extra goodies (like warming up the inside of car before you get in on a winter’s day)… but the petrol version gets a semi-manual gearbox with flappy paddles (would rather have had the heated steering wheel but the flappy paddles uses the same wiring as the heater so you get one or the other… but at least I have a motorised massage unit in the chair lol).
Sadly mine doesn’t have that. I had it on my old Mokka X and loved it. Does yours have flappy paddles being a petrol model? I was told by the salesman that the flappy paddles meant they couldn’t fit a heated wheel as it used the same wiring.I have the 1.2 SRi. Quite a few gadgets I agree. Although I do like the heated steering wheel in the winter.
I didn’t go for the flappy paddles as I enjoy using a gear stick so can’t comment on the issue with the same wiring, although given the option I think I would still go for the heated steering wheel for comfort.Sadly mine doesn’t have that. I had it on my old Mokka X and loved it. Does yours have flappy paddles being a petrol model? I was told by the salesman that the flappy paddles meant they couldn’t fit a heated wheel as it used the same wiring.
Also, were you caught out by the speed limiter “not working” due to the new button sequence chance. God knows why they kept the same button layout but changed the speed limiter sequence… but also kept the same sequence from the cruise control between the Mokka X and the New Mokka.
I do find myself grinning every time I drive this car. I’ve read numerous articles where reviewers say “The Ford Puma has a better driving experience than the New Mokka” so the Puma must be flipping exceptional is all I can say.
For example if I want a laid back experience I leave it in Eco and it’s taking its time. Move to normal and it’s a bit tighter.
But, above all, Sports mode actually does change it a lot. It may not be a supercar but it’s surprising for a 1.2 (and I love the engine noise it makes). It’s all down to the chassis being used for the electric version, being light yet chunky. Imagine if they used Titanium instead of steel. 😆
Sorry… haven’t loved a car like this since my GTC.
Unfortunately if you get an automatic petrol or Diesel engines you lose the heated steering wheel and get the flappy paddles. If you get the manual gearbox or an electric powerplant you lose the flappy paddles and get the heated steering. No option is available to mix automatic and non-electric and keep the heated steering because the regenerative braking button on the electric is switched to an M for manual gear selector… which is the flappy paddle . It’s just how it is sadly.I didn’t go for the flappy paddles as I enjoy using a gear stick so can’t comment on the issue with the same wiring, although given the option I think I would still go for the heated steering wheel for comfort.