The Truth About Cars » opel mokka http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » opel mokka http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Hyundai Next To Enter The Small Crossover Party? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/hyundai-next-to-enter-the-small-crossover-party/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/hyundai-next-to-enter-the-small-crossover-party/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:45:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495565 For all of Hyundai’s successes in Europe, it is conspicuously absent in perhaps the lone major growth segment on the continent; small crossovers. We’re not talking “small” in the sense of the Hyundai Tucson either. Think more along the lines of the Opel Mokka (our Buick Encore), the Ford EcoSport and the Dacia Duster. Even […]

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For all of Hyundai’s successes in Europe, it is conspicuously absent in perhaps the lone major growth segment on the continent; small crossovers. We’re not talking “small” in the sense of the Hyundai Tucson either. Think more along the lines of the Opel Mokka (our Buick Encore), the Ford EcoSport and the Dacia Duster. Even […]

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GM Lands A One-Two Punch As Mokka Moves To Spain http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/gm-lands-a-one-two-punch-as-mokka-moves-to-spain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/gm-lands-a-one-two-punch-as-mokka-moves-to-spain/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494772 Amid labor unrest in Korea, and a desire to utilize capacity in Europe, GM is moving production of the Opel Mokka (aka, the Buick Encore, and Canada’s Chevrolet Trax) out of Korea and into a facility in Zaragoza, Spain. Zaragoza, which also builds the Corsa and Meriva, will assemble the Mokka using CKD kits (shipped […]

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Amid labor unrest in Korea, and a desire to utilize capacity in Europe, GM is moving production of the Opel Mokka (aka, the Buick Encore, and Canada’s Chevrolet Trax) out of Korea and into a facility in Zaragoza, Spain. Zaragoza, which also builds the Corsa and Meriva, will assemble the Mokka using CKD kits (shipped […]

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Buick Encore Moving Off The Lots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/buick-encore-moving-off-the-lots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/buick-encore-moving-off-the-lots/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:08:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485609 I admit that upon first viewing the Buick Encore, I was repulsed by its goofy proportions¬†and the poor fit and finish on the interior of multiple examples (yes, they were production examples, not hastily slapped together pre-production cars). But the market is what makes the winners and losers in the end, and the baby Buick […]

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I admit that upon first viewing the Buick Encore, I was repulsed by its goofy proportions¬†and the poor fit and finish on the interior of multiple examples (yes, they were production examples, not hastily slapped together pre-production cars). But the market is what makes the winners and losers in the end, and the baby Buick […]

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Review: 2013 Buick Encore (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-buick-encore-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-buick-encore-video/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480264 Buick’s been on a roll this year, their sales are up and their owner demographics are younger than they have been in recent memory. The cynic in my says that’s because half their clientele died of old age, but it has more to do with their product portfolio. Say what? Yep, it’s true, the brand […]

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Buick’s been on a roll this year, their sales are up and their owner demographics are younger than they have been in recent memory. The cynic in my says that’s because half their clientele died of old age, but it has more to do with their product portfolio. Say what? Yep, it’s true, the brand […]

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Chevrolet’s Mini Crossover Is Making Trax To The Great White North http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chevrolets-mini-crossover-is-making-trax-to-the-great-white-north/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chevrolets-mini-crossover-is-making-trax-to-the-great-white-north/#comments Mon, 14 May 2012 19:04:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444451 As TTAC’s official reviewer of all things “emerging market cast-offs sent to Canada”, I’ll be busy again in Q4 2012, when I get my hands on a Chevrolet Trax. While General Motors American arm said that “…because of the strong position of the Equinox, there are no plans to introduce the Trax in the U.S. […]

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As TTAC’s official reviewer of all things “emerging market cast-offs sent to Canada”, I’ll be busy again in Q4 2012, when I get my hands on a Chevrolet Trax. While General Motors American arm said that “…because of the strong position of the Equinox, there are no plans to introduce the Trax in the U.S. […]

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Buick Encore May Get Chevrolet Variant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/buick-encore-may-get-chevrolet-variant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/buick-encore-may-get-chevrolet-variant/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:16:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436889 The “made for China” Buick Encore won’t be the last gawky micro-crossover put out by General Motors. In addition to the Encore and the Opel Mokka, it looks like Chevrolet will join the party too – perhaps what should have happened right from the start.  Reconciling the notion of a strange mini-hatch-cum-SUV is difficult in […]

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The “made for China” Buick Encore won’t be the last gawky micro-crossover put out by General Motors. In addition to the Encore and the Opel Mokka, it looks like Chevrolet will join the party too – perhaps what should have happened right from the start.  Reconciling the notion of a strange mini-hatch-cum-SUV is difficult in […]

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Opel Mokka Gives An Encore Performance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/opel-mokka-gives-an-encore-performance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/opel-mokka-gives-an-encore-performance/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:27:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425857 Ahead of the Geneva Auto Show, we have our first look at the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, which is known here as the Buick Encore. The Euro twins get a stop-start system across the board, and two extra engine options. A naturally aspirated 1.6L gasoline engine making 113 horsepower, or a 1.7L diesel making 128 horsepower and […]

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Ahead of the Geneva Auto Show, we have our first look at the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, which is known here as the Buick Encore. The Euro twins get a stop-start system across the board, and two extra engine options. A naturally aspirated 1.6L gasoline engine making 113 horsepower, or a 1.7L diesel making 128 horsepower and […]

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