Hmm, can't remember where I heard that will have to think hard. Seem to have some inkling that it was to do with being a new box to Vauxhall and production not starting until January! Clearly not the case.
Could have been the Press release =
The second petrol
unit is a 1.4-litre Turbo (140PS) that achieves 44.1mpg and combined CO<sub>2 </sub>of
AWD is standard and there is 200Nm of torque (at between 1,850 and
4,900 rpm). This engine has an alloy cylinder head and maintenance-free valve
operation and is offered with a six-speed manual transmission. Later, it will
be available with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Mokka uses a second
generation six-speed automatic transmission centred on increased efficiency (fuel
consumption is down six per cent compared with its predecessor), a reduction of
shift times and noise and vibration reduction. Thanks to a small torque
converter, Vauxhall's engineers were able to reduce inertia. Optimised bearings, joint rings and friction
elements also ensure a higher degree of effectiveness. A further key feature is
the coil spring inside the torque converter. The spring rate was halved which
improved the damping of vibrations.
So the only autos about at the moment (or are about to be) are 1.7 cdti's front wheel drives.
Or could be just Vauxhall sales excuse for delay, nah, as if they would tell us fibs.