Is The Opel Monza Concept An Early Look At The Buick Grand National And GNX?4
The Opel-Vauxhall Monza Concept is a pleasant surprise. More than that, its promising. Said to be utilizing GM’s Alpha architecture — introduced with the Cadillac ATS — the Monza has the pedigree of an athlete, and would be a true German sport sedan that would rival BMW on its home turf. However, the rest of the car is a mystery. There’s no word on what sort of engine — if any — the rakish Opel Monza Concept will feature when it rolls onto the stage at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. There’s also no official word as to whether or not the car will be put into production. And if that happens, will it spawn a Buick equivalent?
It’s difficult to verify at this point, but the Opel Monza Concept could very well be a precursor to the all-new Buick Grand National or GNX. There are good reasons to believe this, as Buick and Opel will only be strengthening their ties in the future, and General Motors continues to pursue the renewal of the Grand National and GNX trademarks with the USPTO. If that wasn’t enough, insiders have consistently whispered of an upcoming rear-wheel-drive performance car for the Buick brand that should appear within the next 2-3 years.
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What’s with the GIGANTIC and ugly cheek vents that’s all the rage now?
I like the car but lose the GN and FNX names as it is not that kind of car.
Hyundai has changed the design of autos in one fell swoop. Their sales record proves it.
The Opel Monza is a Sharp car, with something that the Hyundai’s don’t have… a German suspension, with the Generals attention to minimal road noise.
I hope Buick benefits from this car.
Hyundai has transformed the industry in design and marque management by selling everything from value to premium under one badge. Also, I admire how the brand does not fear Kia. They realize the internal competition is GOOD and that one Optima sale does not harm Sonata in today’s fractured market.
GM could learn from this and finally toss Sloan’s latter. I want to see Buick go upmarket into Caddy turf–New American Lux vs Art and Science (Classic marque and Edgy brand).
I like this car but wish they would name it Invicta. I also wish GM would ditch bad memories like Regal and develop common names for Opel, Vaux and Buick. Invicta and Insignia sound like the start of a great new naming sceme.