Opel has released a sneak peak of the Monza Concept ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show debut this September. The concept is a study that will have a long term impact on next generation Opel models.
The Monza Concept aims to demonstrate the German firm’s advanced use of architectural materials, aerodynamics and efficient powertrain solution. It also serves to showcase a new leap in the development of infotainment systems and connectivity.
When fully unveiled in September, the Monza Concept will set path for Opel’s future design language – a combination of sculptural artistry and German precision, with body contours conveying a sense of lithe athleticism rather than pure muscle power.
This design emphasis is most apparent in the vehicle’s front styling. A low stance with flowing lines, the clearly defined bonnet and striking headlamps combine to give the car an aggressive look. Further developed signature Opel themes include the typical crease on the bonnet with a three-dimensional and more prominent appearance, chrome grille bar carrying the Opel blitz that sweeps up with winglets at its tips and two characteristic blades under the head lamps. Overall, the Monza Concept has a light, athletic look designed to convey efficiency, excitement and great driving fun.
The Monza Concept pays homage to the seminal Opel Monza Coupé, built between 1978 and 1986. It also combined elegant, dynamic styling with clever, functional solutions for drivers and passengers. Similarities between the two cars are visible in design elements such as their large, glazed surfaces and low belt-line.
“With the Opel Monza Concept, we make our automotive future tangible today,” says Opel CEO Neumann. And fuelling curiosity about Rüsselsheim’s newest study ahead of its world premiere, he adds: “I can’t yet go into detail about how the Monza Concept’s interior design, and especially its trend-setting technologies, will change the driving experience. However, I can guarantee that viewed from any angle, its innovative body design and perfect proportions will turn heads. But they are just a visible expression of the great substance you will find under the bodywork. Everyone should visit us at the Opel stand at the IAA to get a look at Opel’s exciting future!”
All sounds pretty promising indeed. Let’s just wait and see what Opel have in store for us at Frankfurt.