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Opel Monza Concept Unveiled Ahead of its Frankfurt Debut

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Opel has unveiled its new Monza Concept ahead of its world debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Opel says that the Monza concept is the “role-model for the next generation of Opel cars.”

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Opel has unveiled its new Monza Concept ahead of its world debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Opel says that the Monza concept is the “role-model for the next generation of Opel cars.” The original Monzahad its world premiere at the IAA back in 1977 and was a large coupe with a six-cylinder engine. The Monza was in production until 1986.
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The new Monza Concept now follows the original with a scuplted hood with the distinctive center fold continues the tradition of the Monza front with the typical Opel crease. The large boomerang shaped air intakes in front of the wheel arches complement the elegant chrome bar that holds the Opel logo.

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With the four-seater Monza Concept, the designers are introducing a new interpretation of the sculptural design that first went into production with the Insignia. Selected distinctive lines, high-precision design and perfect sweeping contours remain the core of the evolving design philosophy called “Sculptural artistry meets German precision.” But a new, athletic allure demonstrates the car’s overall efficiency. “This is the next bold step along our journey into the future, but at the same time we show that we have established a consistent design in which people can build trust”, says Mark Adams, Head of Opel Design.

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“The Monza Concept represents the Opel car of tomorrow”, says Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. “On one hand, it embodies everything that already characterizes Opel – German precision combined with innovative technologies wrapped in captivating design. In addition, it addresses the themes that will be the development-focus of the next generation of Opel cars: maximum connectivity and optimum efficiency.”

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The Monza concept is powered by a an electric motor with a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) range extender. The new-generation three-cylinder 1.0 SIDI turbo – which also makes its premiere at the IAA – takes over the task as a range extender, but uses natural gas instead of gasoline.

Source: Opel