Vauxhall uses shadows and a grinning man to keep the Monza Concept mostly under wraps until its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Behold: the first Vauxhall coupe in sixteen years, and what appears to be another design win for the Vauxhall/Opel design department. While there is quite clearly a man with a pleased face blocking our view of the vehicles side profile and a conveniently placed shadow keeping some secrets for the shows official unveiling at Septembers Frankfurt motor show, the car does look quite aggressively sculptured and athletic, at the front at least. Apparently this gives the car an “extra dose of self confidence” – which is good.
Before you get too excited we should explain that Vauxhall/Opel have no plans to actually put the Monza Concept into production. It is simply a design study previewing future Vauxhall/Opel design themes, and if the Monza Concepts chiseled face is anything to go by, the future looks good. The Monza Concept isn’t just about the design language though; it’s also a showcase of future infotainment and driver technologies.
The original Monza was the first car ever to feature a digital instrument display, so the Monza name seemed more than appropriate from a technological and historical point of view. There’s no word on exactly what these futuristic driving technologies might be, but you can bet your cheese and biscuits that Vauxhall’s “groundbreaking powertrain solution” includes some hybrid-y bits, perhaps vaguely related to the Ampera’s electric drive tech.
By Aiden Taylor (@AidenT_RD)