German media is reporting Opel will introduce a Monza-based large SUV in 2017. To receive Insignia's engines and will share platform with a Buick model.

German media is reporting Opel will introduce a Monza-based large SUV in 2017.

When Opel revealed the stunning Monza last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show they said the concept serves as a preview for the firm's new styling language. Now, Auto Bild is reporting a large SUV internally known as Monza will enter production sometime in 2017 and will have a starting price of approximately 26,000 EUR.

Despite the obvious body change, the Monza SUV will keep most of the styling cues seen in the concept, including the headlights, air vents and the chrome detailing on the front grille. The Opel Monza SUV will be almost five meters long and will share its platform with a Buick model while power will come from just about the same gasoline and diesel engines found inside the Insignia mid-size sedan.

Production of the model is allegedly programmed to take place at Opel's Rüsselsheim factory in Germany where they currently make the Insignia and from 2015 the Zafira Tourer.

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Opel Monza-based large SUV flagship model due in 2017 - report