Vauxhall Monza will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.
is said to preview future Vauxhall design language, while the model
also includes a super-efficient new range-extender drivetrain and a
revolutionary interior multimedia system.
“The Monza concept is
nothing less than our vision of the automotive future,” according to
Vauxhall-Opel chief Karl-Thomas Neumann.
The 4690mm-long coupé was
penned by Vauxhall’s British chief of design, Mark Adams. Its look is
the next step from Vauxhall’s current design language, introduced with
the Insignia in 2008. It will refine the look of the marque’s range,
adding in more flowing surfaces, more precise lines, more prominent side
sills and wheel arches and more sweeping contours.
gullwing doors give access to an airy four-seat cabin, with entry and
exit aided by the absence of B-pillars. Despite its sporty silhouette
and low 1310mm height, boot capacity is rated at 500 litres — and there
is plenty of headroom for passengers, since the whole cabin sits around
150mm lower than in a comparably sized production model.
comes from a development of the Ampera’s range-extender drivetrain.
Vauxhall hasn’t released any performance or economy figures yet,
confirming only that the role of the generator in the drivetrain is
played by its new three-cylinder 1.0-litre SIDI turbo engine, converted
to run on natural gas.
The Monza is said to do without a
conventional dashboard, centre console, instruments and multimedia
screens. Instead, it has one continuous, sweeping display from door to
door. This uses LED projection technology, which is the same as that
used at events such as the Queen’s jubilee, when a special show was
projected on to Buckingham Palace.
The technology uses 18 LED
projectors to display all the typical functions of the interior; the
driver operates this via voice control or steering wheel buttons.
Thanks to: Autocar