Opel first pulled the wraps off their stylish and futuristic Monza concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September. The Monza looked like nothing ever before from the German brand, and that was because it was to hint at and reflect the direction in which Opel design is heading. So far, we’ve seen subtle design elements from the car implemented in more than one new Opel product, and there is no one better to explain how those have been integrated than lead designer Mark Adams.
Adams says the Monza’s narrow and “winged” headlights have been used on every one of its new products. In addition to this, the roofline, which Adams describes as a “breakthrough pillar”, is used on the Adam city car. Instead of looping back around and following the contour of the car’s beltline, the breakthrough pillar jets off the rear of the car, giving Opels the long and lean look they currently possess.
There are more subtle styling cues first seen on the Monza which have been used on Opels of today and will continue to be used on the brand’s future vehicles for the next 6 years or so. Check out the video below to hear some of Adam’s insights on the subject.