Opel presented the first images of the Monza concept, which will be exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The model foreshadows the design of the future models from Russelsheim.
Opel Monza is the new concept of the Russelsheim brand scheduled to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show from September 12 – 22 (Press Days September 10 and 11). The model presents the future design language of the Germans and it is an evolution of the philosophy used by the German company until today. The keywords of the new philosophy are sculptural artistry and German precision with contours that evoke athleticism and litheness. The Germans have been skimpy regarding the information about their new concept, avoiding submitting pictures of the interior, or disclosing its propulsion train specifications.
This design emphasis is immediately apparent in the vehicle’s frontal styling. A low stance with flowing lines, the clearly defined hood and a striking headlamp treatment all combine to give the car an extra dose of assertive self-confidence. Further developed signature Opel themes are embedded in the overall look: the typical crease on the hood appears more three-dimensional and thus more prominent, while the chrome grille bar carrying the Opel logo now sweeps up with winglets at its tips. Two characteristic blades under the head lamps add to the sporty appeal. Overall, the Monza Concept has a light, athletic look designed to convey efficiency, excitement and great driving fun.
Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann gives a first glimpse of this exciting study. “DRIVE!2022 is a clear strategy for the future of Opel as a company and a brand,” says Dr. Neumann. “It covers a whole range of subject areas and elements, and in terms of the future of our models, we’ve bundled all our targets together in the Opel Monza Concept. It is our vision of Opel’s future and stands for our fundamental values: German engineering and precision, combined with enthralling design and innovations suitable for everyday use. The Monza Concept carries these elements forward in a visionary fashion, expressing them with fresh inspiration and clarity. This car is a study that will have a long-term impact on the next generation of Opel models.”
The Monza Concept pays homage to the Monza Coupe model, produced between 1978 and 1986. At that time, the Monza Coupe combined the elegance and dynamism with smart and functional solutions dedicated to drivers and passengers. Then, Monza Coupe was the first car on the market with a digital display on the dashboard. The Monza concept carries this idea further, introducing interior infotainment elements with a large touch display, along with many connection possibilities via social networks showing how next-generation Opel cars will address the needs of a closely connected and sharing society. They will enable future individual mobility that’s more than simply a driving experience alone.
“With the Opel Monza Concept, we make our automotive future tangible today,” says Opel CEO Neumann. And fueling 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!”