Opel has revealed its promised Monza concept this week, stepping past rumours of a new coupe hero to unveil a swooping gullwinged wagon.
The Monza measures in at 4.69 metres long, but Opel says it has focused on endowing the concept with a 'light' design, looking to curvaceous lines and an upswept tapered rear.
Up front, the Monza wears an evolution of Opel's current five-point grille design, flanked by slender new headlights above tall intakes.
Long satin-silver arches flow along the roofline and into the tailgate, terminating inside the bisected tail lamps. The whole lot sits on large turbine-like wheels.
Inside? A unique new "LED Projection Technology" system that turns the entire dash into one big display.
“Drivers no longer find the conventional individual, separate monitors that display different information; instead, they face a wide, sculpted dashboard that sweeps from door to door, and is used as a single projection surface. Information and decorative elements are displayed on the surface, which the driver can customize according to his needs, taste or mood," Opel says.
Opel says the Monza is built on a modular platform designed to accommodate a variety of powertrain types - although the concept bound for Frankfurt next month will get a version of the plug-in hybri system that drives the Holden Volt.
It's unclear if a version of the Monza is bound for production (we'll never see it in Australia even if it does debut), but Opel says we can expect its styling to influence future models.
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