Selasa, 09 Juli 2013

Sneak Peek: Opel Monza Concept

Normally we get an early look at an automaker’s latest concepts a few weeks before their scheduled auto show debuts, but Opel was so excited about its latest concept that we’re getting an extra-early look ahead of its Frankfurt auto show debut in September. The sleek new Opel Monza Concept is the anchor to the automaker’s “Drive!2012″ initiative, and will guide the brand’s design and engineering direction for the foreseeable future.

The Opel Monza Concept demonstrates two major themes that will define the next generation of Opel vehicles: efficiency and connectivity. According to Opel, the Monza Concept demonstrates efficiency “through its architecture and use of materials, as well as in its aerodynamics and ground-breaking powertrain solution.” Unfortunately, Opel provides no details on powertrain specs – ditto on the connectivity front. Given the “ground-breaking” powertrain tidbit, we wouldn’t be surprised to see some-sort of electric or hybrid drivetrain in the Monza Concept.
 Though we only get a look at the Monza Concept’s front end, the Opel certainly is striking. Like the original 1980s-vintage Monza, the new Opel Monza Concept looks low-slung and aggressive, with a new twist on Opel’s current design language. The trapezoidal grille is split by Opel’s signature single chrome bar, which now sweeps up at either end. The headlights look to be compact LED units, and sit above sharp-looking air intakes, similar to those seen on the Buick Regal GS, which started life in Europe as the Opel Insignia OPC.

The only hint we get on the infotainment front is that — like the original — the Monza Concept will sport a digital dashboard display.

The Opel Monza Concept will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which begins on September 10. Until then, expect plenty of teasers from GM’s German arm.

Thanks to: Motor Trend

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