Moke returns to the UK after 56 years
Who remembers this little thing?
After 56 years since it first graced British soil, the Moke is coming back and it feels good. It is returning with an upgraded engine and chassis to meet modern needs which makes it a very tempting purchase.
For those of you who aren't aware of Moke, it is an iconic British brand that has always evoked feelings of fun and freedom. The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Brigitte Bardot have all been captivated by the personality and unique styling of these iconic cars. But now they are back and coming back with a bang.
As of today, UK customers will be able to order one of 56 limited edition Mokes, an allocation selected to signify the number of years since the Mini MOKE first appeared in Britain back in 1964. But you can also order MOKEs in the standard configuration, confirming the permanent return of the brand.
Each Moke is available in a choice of 14 colours and the Limited Edition ‘MOKE 56’ comes with the front grille and windscreen rails in chrome, a discrete union jack badge on the front wings, and a numbered plaque on the bonnet.
So, if you want a car which has appeared in four James Bond films, then this is the one you may need. But if you don't live in the UK, it's okay as additional models will be launched across Europe, the USA and beyond in 2021.
Updates seen to this updated model are a new 4 cylinder fuel injection engine, uprated suspension, braking and the option for either automatic transmission or a manual one.
The vehicle is also slightly larger to provide more cabin space. In the cabin you will find luxuries such as power steering and heated windscreen which now, of course, come as standard. Aside from that, the car has a top speed of 68 mph, 67 hp and 34 mpg.
From today, UK buyers will be invited to order either the limited edition ’MOKE 56’ or the standard MOKE Classic, which begins full production. Pricing starts at £20,000 excluding taxes.