Official: Opel bringing Monza concept to Frankfurt [w/video]

July 8th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

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Opel Monza concept with GM executive

Opel may be bringing this Monza concept to the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall, but it’s unlikely the Monza concept will spawn a production coupe to fill the void left by the Calibra and original Monza.

Opel says the concept shows the firm’s focus on “efficiency and connectivity,” which will be applied to the brand’s next generation of models. The Monza concept features a “ground-breaking powertrain solution” and the connectivity with its infotainmant system represents a “quantum leap” in development. According to Opel/Vauxhall CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, the Monza “covers a whole range of subject areas and elements. It carries them forward in a visionary fashion, expressing them with fresh inspiration and clarity. Further, “This car is a study that will have a long-term impact on the next generation of Vauxhall and Opel models.”

Opel says the concept shares similarities with the Monza fastback sold in the 1970s and ’80s, with large glazed surfaces and a low belt line. We’ve lightened up the two images of the concept that Opel has shown so far (the shadowy originals are also in the gallery), and the resulting concept is pretty great looking, if being we’re honest. Sleek, low and crisply angled, the front end of the concept is attractive an attractive start, but we’ll need to see the whole package to make sense of it. Scroll down to see a video of the concept, or to read the full press release.

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