Manual | 1400 turbo | Blue met | 26,000 Miles£10,995
The Mokka is an in-betweener crossover, sitting mid-way between a Nissan Juke and Qashqai. At launch, some thought it sat in no-man’s land, but sales have disproved that; besides, being slightly taller and longer than rivals such as the Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur does have its advantages. The Mokka X carries a bit more presence than those cars, sitting occupants a bit higher and giving them more of a commanding feel on the road.
The Mokka X facelift is surprisingly successful. The previous Mokka was a bit plain, for all its SUV cues; the X brings a distinctive set of LED running lights and a much smoother, neater front end that includes an SUV-style metal-look skid plate beneath the front bumper. With new lights at the rear and some subtle upgrades to plastic and chrome trim, it’s surprisingly successful and certainly makes the Mokka X feel fresher in showrooms, even if the rather boxy profile and upright, slightly narrow-looking profile still remains.