(VIDEO) Opel Monza Concept: a large electric coupe with range extender
Opel has revealed further details of its star for the 2013 IAA, the Opel Monza is a large coupe based on a range extender technology derived from the Ampera - as we envisioned at the presentation of the first image.
Its shooting brake design is original for a sedan with very large doors that allow easy access to the interior since there is no more pilla, its style and innovative design also somewhat reminds the Icona Fuselage presented in 2011.
The Opel Monza measures 4.69m long and its trunk can hold up to 500liters. Several powertrains are possible thanks to its modular platform, but the concept presents an electric technology that highlights Opel’s latest engine, the three-cylinder 1.0l SIDI turbo – used as a generator - in a version that runs on Natural Gas and combined to the knowhow of the Ampera.
The Opel Monza presents the directions of the brand in terms of efficiency and connectivity, "maximum connectivity and optimum efficiency."
Indeed a Smartphone connectivity allows more or less extended sharing modes, ME, U.S. or ALL
-ME focuses on the personal driving experience
-US allows you to select a predefined group of friends to exchange information and images that appear on the car along in real-time
-ALL maximum connection with routes sharing for car-pooling for instance
To get figures on its power and environmental credentials we will have to wait for Frankfurt ...