- May 14, 2010
Lancia hits the matte with Hard Black edition Delta. We ponder a Chrysler version.
Lancia Delta Hard Black – Click above for high-res image gallery
Think of past models like the Integrale and the world-conquering Stratos and you'd be hard-pressed to imagine a Lancia going the subtle route, but the Italian automaker is releasing a subtle special edition of its Delta hatchback called the Hard Black. Decked out in matte black paint, the special Delta doesn't lack for chrome, but the 18" wheels can be had in optional black paint as well, while inside black leather and Alcantara coat the cabin.
Mated to either a 200-horsepower, 1.8-liter direct-injection turbo four or a 190hp 1.8-liter turbo diesel, the Hard Black edition comes packed with adaptive suspension, dual-zone climate control and the Blue&Me connectivity system developed with Microsoft. Having been announced in Geneva, the Delta Hard Black is now going on sale in Europe for 31,300 euros (~$40k), leaving us to wonder what a Chrysler might look like with the anti-shine treatment. Not bad, we'll take it.