Earlier today, we showed you the first photos with the new Monza Concept, but now Opel official revealed its new concept car ahead of 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. According to the official press release, the Monza Concept gives a preview for Opel brand strategy and it is described as stylish, ultra-modern efficiency on four wheels.
For those who don’t know, Monza is not a new name for Opel, as a previous model named Monza was revealed back in 1977 at the IAA and it was a large coupe with a silky smooth-running six-cylinder engine. The Monza Concept introduces a new interpretation of the sculptural design that was first showed on the Insignia, with selected distinctive lines, high-precision design and perfect sweeping contours.
With a length of 4.69 meters, the Monza Concept features seats that are modeled after ocean waves lapping on the shore. Opel says that despite the height of just 1.31 meters, the passengers have plenty of headroom due to the fact that the whole cockpit structure is around 15 centimeters lower than in conventional models.
Moreover, the Monza Concept offers a trunk space of 500 liters. The expansive doors provide maximum functionality with spectacular views when opening.
They swing up like the outstretched wings of a condor and offer an unobstructed view of the spacious, open passenger cabin (or the surroundings from the inside) thanks to the absence of a B-pillar. For the Monza Concept the engineers conceived an electric drive with a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) range extender – a further development of the Ampera’s pioneering technology.
Opel’s Monza Concept offers an interesting preview of the developments for the brand’s next generation models. These developments are focused on connectivity and efficiency. The Monza Concept takes you to an entirely new and extraordinary world of infotainment and instruments the moment you slide behind its wheel. It only follows the footsteps of the original Monza, which was ahead of its time a decade and a half ago with its cockpit’s digital display.
The Monza Concept continuously innovates with cutting-edge LED projection technology. Instead of the conventional separate monitors displaying different information, you will be facing a broad and sculpted dashboard that spans the entire width from one door to the other and is utilized as one projection surface. Displayed on the surface of this dashboard are information and decorative elements that you can customize according to your needs, preferences, or mood. Additionally, 18 LED projectors are used to create an adaptable and continuous multi-functional display.
While this state-of-the-art projection technology is already well-used and established in the events industry, even causing a sensation during much-celebrated occasions, this is the first time it is used in an automobile.
In fact, Opel designers were the very first to think of applying it on a passenger car. The technology features impressive 3D graphics and reflects all essential functions, from accurate driver and vehicle information to internet connectivity to communication options to decorative elements. You can also separately configure the area that displays information as well as the background. Furthermore, you can operate it through steering wheel controls and voice control.