Months ahead of its scheduled unveiling at the next 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, twin brands Opel and Vauxhall have released the first official teasers of the new Monza concept, a model that is also supposed to anticipate the next design theme adopted by the GM-owned pair. All we have so far is an actually pretty revealing glimpse of the front view and a 2-minute-and-a-half long intruduction video (that you can watch after the jump) that basically show us the same thing, but nonetheless it’s good enough to get a first impression on the next generation of Opel/Vauxhall design philosophy, at least as far as the front end is concerned.
A low stance with flowing lines, the clearly defined bonnet and striking headlamp treatment all combine to give the car a quite defined personality. The typical crease on the bonnet appears more three-dimensional and prominent, while the chrome grille bar carrying the brand logo now sweeps up with winglets at its tips, while two characteristic blades under the headlamps add to the appeal. Overall, the Monza Concept semms to look pretty cool, but we’ll literally wait for the proverbial ‘whole picture’ before getting any further.
In regard to the upcoming Monza concept, Opel/Vauxhall’s CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann, said:
“This car is a study that will have a long-term impact on the next generation of Vauxhall and Opel models. With the Monza Concept, we make our automotive future tangible today. I can’t yet go into detail about how the Monza Concept’s interior design – and especially its trend-setting technologies – will change the driving experience. However, I can guarantee that viewed from any angle, its innovative body design and perfect proportions will turn heads. But they are just a visible expression of the great substance you will find under the bodywork.”