Beautiful, efficient, exciting and innovative, the Monza marks nearly 50 years of influential design from Vauxhall. Unveiling it at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013, Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann predicted it will have “a long-term impact on the next generation of Vauxhall models.”
Displaying elements of the XVR – which pioneered contemporary Formula One cars in 1966 – the new concept features a beautifully shaped bonnet with a distinctive central crease and large, boomerang-shaped air intakes in front of the wheel arches.
Side-sills taper off in front of the rear wheel arches, and the expansive doors swing up like outstretched wings. An elegant chrome bar boasts the iconic Griffin badge.
The Monza’s architecture, materials, aerodynamics and ground-breaking powertrain solution ensure outstanding efficiency. An electric drive works with a three-cylinder 1.0 SIDI turbo range extender – which runs on CNG (compressed natural gas) – to dramatically reduce the car’s CO2 footprint.
From 1978 to 1982, the Royale, a mirror-image of the Opal Monza, was the first car to feature a digital dashboard. Now the Monza introduces another new first: an LED projection infotainment system.
A total of 18 LED projectors create a multi-functional display across the sweeping dashboard. The whole display, including the background, can be individually configured. Operation is via voice control and steering-wheel controls.
Staying in contact is easy, safe – and optional – with Monza’s revolutionary infotainment system. There are three modes of connectivity:
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^£28,750 on-the-road cost for Ampera includes £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant.