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.