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Opel Reviving Monza Name for Concept in Frankfurt

The design is meant to show the direction for future Opels.

The design is complicated with lots of creases and intersections

OpelOpelOpelGermany, 1863 > present85 models
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is reviving the Monza name for a sporty concept for the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10. Opel says that the new car combines athletic driving and an efficient powertrain. Opel says that the Monza is a concept that shows the future of Opel design and is not necessarily intended as a full production model. If it proves popular in Frankfurt, it could be built, though.

"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,” said Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann.

The two images that Opel has released of the Monza show little. Both of them show the car from the front but obscured by shadow. What is clear is that the Monza is not a retro-inspired design. The front is complicated with lots of intersecting lines and creases. The headlights take on an aggressive squint, which has recently become popular in auto design.

Opel has taken a little inspiration from the original MonzaMonza Gen.1 [A1, A+]Opel Monza Gen.1 [A1, A+]Germany, 1977 > 198212 versions
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for the interior of the new car. The original was one of the first cars on the market to offer optional digital gauges. The new concept has a completely digital dashboard.

The rest of the details about the car are being kept a secret for now but will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Opel used the Monza name from 1978 to 1986 for a sporty, three-door coupe with a chassis from its SenatorSenatorOpel SenatorGermany, 1978 > 19942 series
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sedan. Power came from a wide variety of four- and six-cylinder engines with between 2.0-liters and 3.0-liters of displacement.





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