Opel and Vauxhall's Vice President of Design has revealed some new details about the company's future styling direction.

Opel and Vauxhall's Vice President of Design has revealed some new details about the company's future styling direction.

Dubbed Opel Design 2.0, the styling philosophy was previewed by the Monza concept and will "define the design of our production vehicles for the next eight to 10 years."

Mark Adams declined to go into specifics but hinted the styling philosophy will give the company the "creative freedom" to give models their "own individual personality." Adams also said we can expect "well-known features" to be given a fresh, new interpretation that are executed in a "contemporary way."

The executive went on to say he expects voice recognition technology to overtake touchscreen infotainment systems as the primary means of interacting with cars. As he explained, "Opel intends to be the leader in this field with our next generation of cars. Our focus is on making vehicles simple to use."

Adams also hinted "the interior will take on a greater importance" as "99 percent of the time, you’re inside the car" rather than outside staring at it.

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Opel / Vauxhall Vice President of Design talks Opel Design 2.0