Chrysler’s Entire Lineup Rebadged for Fiat’s Lancia Brand | Car and Driver Blog

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Chrysler#8217;s Entire Lineup for Fiat#8217;s Lancia Brand

has been an important show for the Lancia brand in the past: It host to the Fulvia#8217;s introduction in and the second-generation Flavia debuted in 1969. But this year may be the biggest year at Geneva with Lancia and Chrysler fused under Sergio Mopar-Fiat mashup.

In Europe, the brand will cease to and Chrysler’s products will in Lancia showrooms, where be rebadged to give the Italian an array of big vehicles overnight. will be exempt from switcheroo, as Lancia exited market nearly 20 years so Chrysler will continue on two bona-fide Italian products, the Ypsilon subcompact and the VW Golf–challenging will comprise the small end of the lineup.

Chrysler’s 300. 200. and Country all received significant in the U.S. this year, so light work is being to prep them for sale as

The new 300 gains some leather upgrades, a Lancia-branded clock, and a new to become the Lancia Thema, a that company used the 80s and 90s. It#8217;s a handsome but the Italians have Chrysler to for that.

The big 300/Thema fills a gap by the exit of Lancia’s range-topping sedan in 2009, which about as quickly as yesterday’s The Thema will be offered the 292-hp Pentastar V-6, as as a new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel making 190 or 224 hp. While the previous-gen Chrysler 300 had available as a wagon in Europe (it was a Magnum with a Chrysler the Lancia version is going to be exclusively as a sedan.

For a wagon-loving continent, that’s to impede sales.

The Chrysler Country—heretofore known in Europe as the Grand Voyager—becomes the Lancia Not very revolutionary in the naming but the van itself apparently didn#8217;t much creativity to become a A new grille and some brushed trim differentiate it from its cousin.

Airport cabbies will no be delighted.

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All but confirmed for sale are the Flavia sedan and Flavia We know them better as the 200 and 200 convertible. If the Italians decide to these cars the green we were told that could be in production in six months. (We the delay is necessary to amass a of super glue for Lancia installation). Like the Voyager and the Flavia has a new grille, an analog clock, and stainless-steel brightwork.

A four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine is a should they make it to

Lancia#8217;s homegrown offerings have been revised. The a sort of luxurious take on a hatchback, has a new grille and a few other At the bottom of the range is the Ypsilon above). Redesigned for the 2012 year, the Ypsilon is based on the Fiat 500, but the twost is the Yp is available only as a five-door.

Thanks to its extra length, the might end up serving as the basis for a Fiat for the U.S. market.

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