• Apr 23rd 2008 at 9:32AM
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The new Lancia Delta has been spotted at a photo shoot, and this blogger thinks it's a mighty find looking car. The production version of the Lancia Delta HPE Concept that debuted at the 2006 Paris Auto Show, was apparently considered a disappointment, and the lines haven't really changed.
The car has traces of some recent Ford (of Europe, of course) products, such as the Verve and Fiesta, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful, and remember the concept car was out two years ago. The Delta, at about 4.5 meters long, 1.8 meters wide and 1.5 meters tall, is meant to challenge the Audi A3 and VW Golf, and will get turbocharged engines from 120 hp up to 200 hp. It looks like Lancia will be the last Fiat brand and take the longest to return to former glory, but this is a fine start.

[Source: Autogespot]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      is it me, or is does that look WAY too big to be a hot-hatch? It looks huge when it has a person standing next to it, more like an estate version as opposed to an actual hatchback... :thumbsdown:
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd be very surprised if this were even nearly as good as the original. I don't really like the looks of it, though I understand why they are going away from the styling of the old Delta Integrale. You can't just have a rehash of the same old design. The true test for this car will to see how good it looks with rooster tails of mud behind it while going sideways
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's the mini-Murano I always wanted Nissan to build.
      • 7 Years Ago
      it looks ok in black, but i don't like the chrome grill (black it out). yes the tail is about 80% murano.
      looks like a decent car overall tho, too bad it isn't twin-charged.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok guys, enough already. If the only Lancia you know is the Integrale, then obviously this car won't make sense to you.

      But if you live and breathe Italian cars, you would know the boxy, flared beast that is the Integrale is not the end-all of Lancia's dsign language.

      Before their foray into chiselled lines, Lancia was known for its beautiful organic forms (Think Auralia) and this is where the 2009 Delta draws its inspiration.

      tHe designers were not given full creative freedom, it must be said, as the Delta's basic architecture is common with the FIAT Bravo.

      however, this car still exudes Italian chic, looks more expensive than it is and has a certain flair that a Golf or Astra certainly doesn't have.

      The Murano comments are a cheap shot, as Lancia debuted that rear design language years prior to the Nissan.
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