GM’s German brand Opel may have exited Australia but there’s no sign of a slow-down back home with this stunning Monza concept vehicle due for unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
It’s a vision for the future of Opel and Vauxhall they say and judging by the muscly looks of the Monza, that future looks very sporty.
Of course the Monza name isn’t new. Vauxhall had a Monza coupe as far back as 1977 and stalwart Gerry Marshall raced them to great success in British touring car racing.
Measuring 4.69-metres in length and standing just 1.31-metres high, the Monza concept is dynamic and sleek. The mid-size four-seater also features upwards-opening doors and no B-pillars.
Inside there are no conventional instruments or audio system controls. Instead the Opel Monza runs a full-width screen with 18 LED projectors for an adaptable multi-function display with 3D graphics – all a first for the automotive industry. And there is substantial connectivity options.
The Monza shown at Frankfurt is powered by an electric motor with a 1.3-litre SIDI turbo range-extender engine fuelled by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).