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Following last month's online reveal, Opel has publicly unveiled the Monza concept this evening at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Bringing back an important nameplate in Opel's history, the Monza concept serves as a preview for a new styling direction and has been designed with the main idea of "ocean waves lapping on the shore". It’s a sleek and attractive four-seater measuring 4.69 meters in length and 1.31 meters in height, with a 15cm lower cabin compared to conventional production models and a generous 500-liter trunk.

Open the gullwing doors and the interior cabin reveals an interesting sculpted dashboard which is being used as a single projection surface replacing the traditional screens. This is done by 18 LEDs which form a multi-function screen providing all relevant details, with support for voice control and configurability thanks to the steering wheel-positioned buttons.

It's not the typical hybrid as the Monza concept combines an electric motor with a compressed natural (CNG) range extender derived from the 1.0-liter, three-cylinder SIDI Turbo engine.

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