Vauxhall targets company car drivers with Mokka

  • Tech Line trim aimed squarely at company car drivers
  • Added kit includes sat nav, DAB radio and 18-inch wheels
  • A 20% tax payer pays £52 per month

Vauxhall is hoping that a new trim, aimed specifically at company car drivers, will help further the appeal of its new Mokka model.

The small crossover, a rival to the likes of the Nissan Juke – though Vauxhall claims its main competition comes from the larger Qashqai, is set to arrive in the UK in November.

Already available on the Astra and Insignia models, the Tech Line offers additional standard kit on the Mokka including sat nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB connection, 18-inch alloy wheels and cruise control.

As well as the added accessories, the Tech Line model could also help business users save a significant amount of money.

The 1.7 CDTi (128bhp) ecoFLEX front-wheel drive model has a P11d value of £17,445. With emissions of 124g/km it falls in to the 18% Benefit-in-Kind band for 2012/13. This means a monthly cost of £52 per month for 20% tax payers. This rises to £55 in 2013/14 due to a BIK increase to 19% and £58 in 2014/15 with a BIK rating of 20%.

At the same time the four-wheel drive version of this model will cost a little more. The higher P11d price of £18,990 and emissions of 134g/km, placing it in the 20% BIK band, means 20% tax payers will face a monthly cost of £63.

Along with the low emissions to help bring down costs, the claimed economy is a useful 60.1mpg. Both these figures are helped by the six-speed manual gearbox as well as the start/stop system that is fitted to the car as standard.

There are a number of other systems available on the Mokka Tech Line. Customers can opt for a Front camera system that gives access to lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, forward collision alert as well as the rear-view camera that helps with parking situations.

The new Vauxhall Mokka is available to order now, with first deliveries beginning in November.