The Opel Monza concept has been shown at the Frankfurt motor show, showcasing Vauxhall and Opel’s new design direction. The car, which revives the Monza nameplate, represents a “vision for the company’s future” and provides an “indication of its design targets”.
The Monza concept shows the evolution of Vauxhall/Opel’s ‘sculptural artistry meets technical precision’ design language. The concept has a low stance, with a heavily sculpted bonnet and small headlamps. The blades under the lights appear to have been influenced by the bumper vents on the Astra and Insignia VXR.
However, it is unlikely the Monza concept will spawn a production coupé to fill the void left by the Calibra and original Monza.
Vauxhall says the Frankfurt concept shows the firm’s focus on “efficiency and connectivity”, which will be applied to the 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.