Opel’s new electric crossover will be named MonzaNovember 9, 2020
Opel has been pondering the idea of reviving the Monza name for several years now, and back in 2013 they unveiled a concept of the same name with large gullwing doors at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Although the concept never materialized into a real production car, it showed the company’s new design language, although the Monza moniker was not used in the real car. But according to data from Auto Motor Und Sport, in 2024 Opel may actually launch an all-new Monza, which will take the form of an SUV.
The German magazine claims the model will be the brand’s new flagship, with a length of about 4.9 meters, making it about as large as the Kia Telluride and almost 0.5 meters longer than the Grandland X.
It may be based on PSA’s new modular platform for electric vehicles (eVMP). The group’s global architecture will serve as the backbone of electric compact and mid-size cars, which will launch until 2025, with varying battery capacities and up to 650 km of range, according to a previously published press release.
While the electric flagship SUV that will be marketed under the Opel and Vauxhall brands seems plausible, we would take this information with a notorious pinch of skepticism for two reasons. Firstly, even if approved, it will not appear until 4 years later, and until then, a lot can happen, and secondly, there is nothing official about it, except for a short statement made in an interview with Auto Motor Und Sport by Chief Michael Loscheller.
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