Lancia has released photos and details with its newest models
scheduled to go on display at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next month.
of these models belong to the Italian automaker, while others are
fruits of the union between Lancia and Chrysler and to be more exact,
these are the 2011 Lancia Ypsilon, Thema, Grand Voyager and Flavia.
2011 Lancia Ypsilon will be seen for the first time ever as a 5-door
version, and the new ‘mini flagship’ which will offer a mix between
luxury, technology and power will go on sale across Europe in June. In
UK and Ireland the 2011 Kancia Ypsilon will be badged as a Chrysler and
will go on sale in September.
Some of the new features on the
3.8 meters long 2011 Lancia Ypsilon include Start Stop, the new
Blue&Me–TomTom LIVE, the Smart Fuel system, Magic Parking, xenon
headlights and LED taillight, while its engines are now more fuel
efficient thanks to the TwinAir, MultiJet II technologies.
These engine include the 0.9-litre Twinair and the 1.4 Multiair plus the 1.3 Multijet plant for those who prefer diesels.
Lancia will also bring the facelift Delta at this year’s Geneva Motor
Show, while the rest of the highlight will include re-badged Chrysler
models, based on the new 300 (Lancia Thema), the Grand Voyager which
will keep its name under the Lancia brand and the 200 sedan and cabrio
The 2011 Lancia Thema engine options will include
the American sourced 3.6-litre engine producing 292 HP plus two
3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel plants developing 190 HP and 224 HP. The two
exemplars 2011 Lancia Thema on display in Geneva will be based on the
Platinum trim level and will feature 22 inch alloys, a panoramic
electric sunroof, and over 70 technology, comfort and safety features.
Moving on to the 2011 Lancia Grand Voyager, the Italian automaker says this model will
pick up from where the Lancia Phedra left off, and the version which
will be on display in Geneva will feature an Euro 5 compliant 283 HP
Finally, the 2011 Lancia Flavia which might
enter production in just 6 months, features the new Lancia grille,
redesigned to reflect the ‘family feeling’ which engine options
including the new 105 HP Euro 5 compliant 1.6-litre MultiJet engine.
More details with the 2011 Lancia Ypsilon, Thema, Grand Voyager and Flavia available after the jump.
Lancia press release :
Lancia at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show
A year after the alliance between Lancia and Chrysler, today the two
brands become one, founding a new dynasty that embodies the best of two
industrial cultures: the exuberant style, flair for delivering a
“stress-free experience” and functionality all associated with the
Chrysler brand, coupled with the taste, innovation and love of
manufacturing that have always distinguished Lancia.
The fruits of this new union are the Lancia cars being given their world
unveiling at the Geneva International Motor Show: new Ypsilon, new
Thema, new Flavia Concept, new Flavia Cabrio Concept, new Grand Voyager
and new Delta. They are, without exception, unique products that
eloquently express the values shared by the two brands – from
stylishness and technological innovation to a century-long history and
the will to excel in the future – and they mark the natural complement
to an alliance which was sealed just 12 months ago, but has already
become a successful partnership in record time, with huge potential.
The new Lancia is born, one of the very few brands to offer a range
stretching from segment B to that of Large MPVs, and the only car
manufacturer in the world to take an original approach to the “premium”
car concept by eliminating the divide between aspiration and ownership,
ushering us into the arena of “accessible luxury”, luxury which is no
longer a privilege but a right. The brand shares its “mission”: to offer
warm, elegant luxury with consummate Italian design wherever there is a
market, including classic high-volume segments.
All new Lancia cars – together with the Ypsilon (three door) and Musa
models which remain part of the range – meet the desires of a refined
customer who is reclaiming the pleasure of "possessing", but without
flaunting financial standing; a customer capable of embracing
diametrically opposed ideas such as tradition and innovation, rational
thought and emotion, individualism and social awareness; a customer who
seeks the best without allowing himself to be swayed by the judgements
of others or the fashions of the day. It is a world of exclusiveness, no
longer shackled to the idea of possessing precious, expensive objects,
but to subjective pleasure and gratification. For this customer, the
quality of the new Lancia takes a further step forward, offering a
veritable “multi-sensory experience” on board thanks to the use of
prestige materials, meticulous attention to craftsmanship in every
detail and technological innovation which is always at the service of
driver and passengers.
To accommodate the many world previews of the new Lancia, one year down
the line, the stand at Geneva reproposes the same graphic rendition of
the jigsaw puzzle, this time showing the perfect solution, with the
pieces of the puzzle fitting together seamlessly, all complemented by
ultra-fashionable colours and design.
It is on this prestigious catwalk that the new Ypsilon will “parade”,
proposed for the first time ever in a five-door version designed to
offer even greater convenience and comfort to devotees of Lancia charm,
technological excellence and unique style. That’s not all. The five
doors of the new Lancia-badged “fashion city car” allow it to respond
to the recent trends of the European market – a body which represents
two thirds of segment B – and to the needs of a broader target than that
reached until now, including young families.
After 25 years and over 1.5 million cars in circulation, the Lancia
“mini flagship” is truly a heady mix of luxury, technology and power in
just 3.8 metres, which will go on sale from June across leading European
markets and from September under the Chrysler badge in Great Britain
The perfect synthesis of sophisticated style and substance, the new
Ypsilon confirms the basic personality of previous versions, comprising a
distinctive character that seduces with its good looks and elegance,
boosted by cutting-edge technology applied to engines and comfort which
not only delivers reduced emissions and consumption – thanks to
technologies such as TwinAir, MultiJet II and Start&Stop – but also
offers unparalleled on-board wellbeing through features unique in this
category, including the brand new “Blue&Me–TomTom LIVE” and the
“Smart fuel” system”, in addition to the innovative Magic Parking, xenon
headlights and LED tail lights.
Three examples of the new Ypsilon are on show at Geneva, a small but
significant sample of the range in terms of colours, available options
and accessories. Specifically, the public will be able to admire a 95 HP
1.3 MultiJet two-tone model (light grey/dark grey) with Castiglio®
seats; a 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir model with DFN automatic gearbox, sporting
white three-layer bodywork and brown leather upholstery; lastly,
bringing up the rear is another 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir “decked out” in an
intriguing iridescent Black, a distinctive shade with a base of
micalised gold pigment which “releases” its incredible energy under
direct sunlight. The same effect, but with different shades, also
characterises the other exclusive iridescent metallic colours available
for the new Ypsilon (blue, purple and bronze).
A raft of features characterise all the new Ypsilons on show which,
depending on versions, include: an automatic climate control system, fog
lights, 16” rims personalised with the “Y” logo, cruise control, a
leather steering wheel with controls, CD radio with MP3-CD player,
Blue&Me system, dusk and rain sensors, parking sensors, a 500W
surround sound Hi-Fi Music system, xenon headlights, the Gran Luce
sunroof and the brand new “Blue&Me-TomTom LIVE” satellite navigation
system. Lastly, Lineaccessori offers chrome-plated elements for the
door mouldings, mirror fairings and front headlight frames, as well as
the distinctive kit on the central tunnel which is perfect for keeping
personal items (from mobile phone to credit cards) conveniently to hand.
From the new Ypsilon “mini flagship” to the first global flagship that
combines the best of two worlds, becoming the paradigm of the new
Lancia: the new Thema. Like the original Thema launched in 1984, the new
top-range saloon takes on the toughest, but also the most prestigious,
segment, striving to offer, at long last, a genuine alternative. To
achieve this objective, the new Thema combines size, comfort and
impressive road presence, typically American characteristics, with the
luxury of Poltrona Frau® leather interiors, the cocooning silence of
large Lancias and the attention to detail that all express the best of
Italian design. Similarly, the American power of the 292 HP 3.6L engine
is complemented by the green environmental agenda of the 3.0L V6 Italian
turbodiesel engine (with 190 HP and 224 HP versions).
Lancia new Thema will go on sale from October in all European dealerships.
Two examples of the new Thema, with Platinum trim level, are on show at
Geneva, both featuring a 292 HP 3.6L petrol engine, 22” rims from
Lineaccessori Lancia and a panoramic electric sunroof. In terms of
technology, the comfort and safety features included place Lancia Thema
at the top of the category: over 70 specific features, including a
built-in 8.4 inch radio navigator with UConnect® touchscreen system,
Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning and Parkview(Tm)
Rear Back-Up Camera.
Plenty of room is also devoted to the Lancia
new Grand Voyager, a Chrysler invention that radically changed motoring
language, adding a new word and creating a new world: MPV, the art of
travel. A true icon of the MPV category with 27 years on the road and
thirteen million units sold in 120 countries around the world, today the
American model “marries” Italian style, metamorphosing into an
exclusive top-range MPV in which Chrysler’s journey expertise joins
forces with that of Lancia in driving satisfaction, on-board comfort,
reduced passenger compartment noise, the art of attention to detail and
Italian design. The result is the best Voyager ever which picks up where
the Lancia Phedra left off to write another page in the history of this
category. One of the new cars showcased on the stand, with Platinum
trim level, features a Euro5-compliant 283 HP 3.6 engine. The external
bodywork is in metallic Brilliant Black and the interiors feature fine
leather upholstery, in addition to an electric sunroof, super console,
multimedia entertainment system, Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection.
The fusion of ideas and skills between Chrysler and Lancia also enables
exciting new expressions of automotive art to emerge incredibly quickly.
Like Lancia Flavia Concept: this D Segment saloon and convertible
embraces the stylistic features of the Italian manufacturer, giving a
unique interpretation of the Chrysler 200 model which could be launched
on European markets in record time (production could start in just 6
In Geneva the spotlights are trained on a Bright Black saloon with
interiors in fine black leather and on an intriguing cabriolet, the
epitome of “open air” driving pleasure with 4 genuine seats,
characterised by white three-layer bodywork and interiors in fine ivory
leather. Both configurations of Lancia Flavia Concept are characterised
by an extensive equipment level with impressive features as standard:
from electronic stability control (ESC), numerous airbags (multi-stage
front, side and window-bags) and electronic traction control to a
steering wheel with integrated controls for completely safe management
of radio, cruise control and mobile phone.
The launch of the new Lancia continues with the development of iconic
models. This is evident in the new Delta, a milestone Lancia model which
heralded a new concept, bringing the attributes of a flagship to
segment C. Sure enough, its 4.5 metres pack in all the luxury and
interior space of a higher category: the seats recline into
chaise-longues, the upholstery reveals quality textures and passengers
are cocooned by an almost magical comfort and silence on every journey.
Launched in 2008, also in Geneva, today the compact flagship returns to
the same stage with the range’s latest features: a brand-new grille
designed to reflect the new Lancia family feeling, plus new proposals in
terms of trim level and engine versions (including the new 105 HP Euro 5
compliant 1.6 MultiJet engine). On the Lancia stand the public will
have the chance to admire an example of the new Delta proposed in the
special launch series featuring the new 105 HP 1.6 MultiJet engine and
characterised by two-tone “White Zenith” bodywork with a “Black Lava”
roof, interiors in Leather and beige Alcantara®, dual zone automatic
climate control, cruise control, the Blue&Me™ system and burnished
17" alloy wheels.
Lastly, brochures and certain dedicated publications at the stand will
be introducing visitors to the products of FGA Capital, a joint venture
of Fiat Group Automobiles and Crédit Agricole specialised in the
automotive segment. The finance company is operative in all the major
European markets, and in Switzerland with Fidis Finance, with a sole
mission: supporting the sales of all Fiat Group Automobiles brand
vehicles by offering innovative financial products with high added value
services targeted to the dealership network, private customers and
2011 Lancia Ypsilon, Thema, Grand Voyager and Flavia
Lancia has released photos and details with its newest models