Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann shows off the new Opel Monza concept.
Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann shows off the new Opel Monza concept.
Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann shows off the new Opel Monza concept.
Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann shows off the new Opel Monza concept.
Opel Monza concept.
Opel Monza concept.
1982 Opel Monza coupe.
1982 Opel Monza coupe.

South Africans will remember the Opel Monza as a Kadett-based sedan that tempted many buyers out of a Jetta or Ballade back in the late eighties and early nineties.

Overseas, however, the Monza nameplate was used for a completely different beast that took the form of a sporty Rekord-based coupe built between 1978 and 1986.

Now the name is making a comeback on a new low-slung coupé concept car that will take Opel's design language to the next level.

Sadly, we'll have to wait until the Frankfurt Motor Show to find out all the juicy technical details and see how it looks in profile as Opel is only parting with two frontal pictures for now.

GM has some ambitious plans for the struggling Opel brand and says that all of these targets have been bundled together in the Monza concept.

It's more than just design ideas at play here as Opel promises "outstanding efficiency through its architecture and use of materials" as well as a "ground-breaking powertrain solution."

It's also said to be well ahead in the gadgets game with "a quantum leap in the development of infotainment systems."

In the words of Opel's CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann: "With the Opel 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," Neumann concluded.