The world of automotive spy photography is not an exact science, but we usually have a general idea of the vehicles we are filming. Visual cues and insider information combine to give us an idea of what lies beneath the camouflage, but sometimes things aren’t so clear. This is one of those times.
We are obviously dealing with a small crossover, but for which car manufacturer? Our spy photographers were able to see up close, and through the photos we can see what they saw – the headlights and taillights of the Opel Mokka. The vehicle’s profile also resembles the Mokka (lower left), especially with the upward crease at the C-pillar and high beltline.
The simple answer, then, is that we see a new Opel Mokka. But the current-generation Mokka is already new, having debuted in Europe last year. A quick facelift is certainly a possibility, but this tester wears the same kind of heavy upholstery and faux panels normally associated with an all-new generation. We also see such camouflage being used to hide brand new models; that’s exactly what we think is happening here, and it could be the return of the Fiat Uno.
In this case, all new would be a slight exaggeration since the vehicle would use the CMP platform which already underpins several models of the Stellantis family. The Mokka is one of them, not forgetting the Peugeot 2008, Citroën C4 and DS3 Crossback. All of these models are recent, so this test vehicle is probably not for any of these brands. We know there has been talk in the Fiat world of a new subcompact using a shared platform. The Uno moniker has served Fiat for more than three decades, ending most recently with the Novo Uno in South America. As such, a resurrection of Uno for a new little crossover could be quite timely, indeed.
If so, a start is probably still a year away at best. But at this early stage, we certainly want to find more answers before placing any bets.