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Opel Monza Concept Teased Ahead of 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show


Just the Facts:
  • The Opel Monza Concept, which is said to represent a "vision of the company's future," is being teased ahead of a world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
  • The teaser photos show a low-slung car with a sculpted hood, a coupelike roofline and narrow headlights.
  • No details were provided about a revival of the Monza nameplate.

RUSSELSHEIM, Germany — The Opel Monza Concept, which is said to represent a "vision of the company's future," is being teased ahead of a world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

The teaser photos show a low-slung car with a sculpted hood, a coupelike roofline and narrow headlights.

No details were provided about a revival of the Monza nameplate in production form. The teaser images show the car with Karl-Thomas Neumann, Opel CEO. A YouTube video — in German with no English subtitles — also previews the concept.

"The Monza Concept pays homage to the seminal Opel Monza Coupe, built between 1978 and 1986," said Opel in a statement. "The original Monza was the first car on the market to feature a digital dashboard display and the Monza Concept continues this innovative theme. It introduces groundbreaking technologies for future infotainment and connectivity possibilities, showing how next-generation Opel cars will address the needs of a closely connected and sharing society."

Opel says the concept shares similarities with the Monza fastback sold in the 1970s and '80s, with its large glazed surfaces and a low beltline.

Powertrain specifications on the concept were not revealed at this point.

Edmunds says: While Opel is not promising a return of the Monza nameplate, the concept underscores the brand's desire to move upmarket.

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