"Hello, Europe... are you ready to rock?" "We can't hear you!" "We said... 'Are you READY TO ROCK?!'" Well you're in luck, because it's nearly time to drop your tops and rock out to the all-new Lancia Flavia Cabrio! Ignore your American friends when they try to tell you it's just a Chrysler 200 Convertible wearing Lancia badges, they're all just jealous.

The Lancia Flavia Cabrio is set to make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, along with a host of other new Lancia products. The 175-horsepower 2.4-liter I4 and six-speed automatic transmission come standard, and will make sure to push your butt back into its fine, fine (optional) leather. Sure, you can use the whole seat... but you'll only need the edge.

Check out the Lancia Flavia Cabrio in all its high-resolution glory in the gallery. There you'll also get to check out the new Thema, Voyager, Ypsilon and Delta. Rock on!

*Update: engine layout corrected to I4
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Lancia at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt

New Flavia Cabrio: four seats, four seasons
New Thema: alternative class
New Voyager: the art of travelling together
New Ypsilon: synthesis of elegance and innovation
New Delta: the compact flagship according to Lancia

Thema, Voyager and Flavia Cabrio. These are the first three models emerging from the alliance between the new Lancia and the new Chrysler "parade" down the prestigious catwalk of the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. They are all unique products that perfectly express the values shared by Lancia and Chrysler, which by now have become a single identity: from elegance and technological innovation to a century-old history and desire to excel in the future. The public will be able to also admire the Musa and Delta models completing the world's fullest premium range, from segment B to that of the Large MPVs, at the stand set up in Frankfurt.
It is precisely the "dual spirit" theme inborn in the union between Lancia and Chrysler that is the concept around which the exhibition area is set up, breathing life into a sinuous motion of expressive shapes and languages. This stimulating stand lets the public discover the new automotive dynasty that best contains 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.

All new Lancia cars 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 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 new 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.

The undisputed star of the stand is the Lancia Thema, the first global flagship that combines the best of two worlds to become the paradigm of the new Lancia. 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 a genuine alternative.

The goal is not easy to attain if we consider that the market target addressed is made up of more demanding customers who are used to having the best. Nevertheless, there is a precise tendency to want a more personal exclusivity in this particular bracket. The demand for a technology not as cold than what has been offered up until today, a demand for greater warmth, more craftsmanship, a stronger temperament, is emerging insistent. And it is here where the Lancia Thema fits in. This global flagship combines the classically American features of size, comfort and presence on the road with the "Made in Italy" craftsmanship, the cocooning silence of the large Lancias and the quality of materials and fabrics that elegantly "clothe" the most advanced technology serving comfort and safety.

They are precisely these peculiarities that make the new saloon boasting Lancia prestige something special, a product that when used every day turns the concept of a simple "means of transport" into an exhilerating travelling experience. That is because a "great trip" is not just leaving and arriving, but a continuous string of thrills and discoveries during all the time that passes.

On sale from October in all European dealerships, the Lancia Thema is available in three trim levels - Gold, Platinum and Executive - and with three engines: the 286 HP 3.6L V6 petrol engine with 8-speed automatic gearbox and the 190 HP or 239 HP 3.0L V6 diesel engines, both with 5-speed automatic gearbox.

The second new feather of the new Lancia range is the new Voyager, a Chrysler invention that radically changed motoring language, adding a new word and creating a new world: MPV, the art of travelling. A true icon of the MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) category with 27 years on the road and more than 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 Gold trim level, features a Euro 5 163 HP Diesel 2.8 engine with exterior in the shade of Dark Charcoal, while the interior is distinguished by fine black leather upholstery, an entertainment system with DVD players mounted on the second and third rows, navigation system, Keyless entry and rear back-up camera.

On sale from October in all European dealerships, the Lancia Voyager will be available in the Gold trim level and with two engines: the 287 HP 3.6L V6 petrol with automatic 6-speed gearbox and the 163 HP 2.8L V6 diesel with 6 speeds.

The fusion of ideas and skills between Chrysler and Lancia also enables exciting new expressions of automotive art to emerge incredibly quickly. One clear demonstration is the captivating Lancia Flavia Cabrio on display in Frankfurt, the quintessence of open-air driving pleasure with 4 genuine seats, marked by white three-layer bodywork and interiors in fine leather. Fitted with a 175 HP 2.4 litre petrol engine and 6-speed automatic gearbox, the car offers a wealth of all inclusive equipment as standard.

There is also room for the new "mini flagship", the Lancia Ypsilon, which is displayed in Frankfurt with three new Ypsilon models - a 69 HP Gold 1.2 and two versions (Gold and Platinum) equipped with the innovative 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir - a small but significant champion of the range in terms of colours, optionals available and accessories.

Offered for the first time with five doors to welcome lovers of charm, technological excellence and the unique style of Lancia with enhanced comfort, it is a true "concentrate" of elegance, technology and power in just 3.8 metres. It has been on the major European markets since June, and starting in September will be sold under the Chrysler brand in Great Britain and Ireland.

Twenty-five years and more than a million and a half cars on the road later, the new Lancia "mini flagship" 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 "Smart fuel" system", in addition to the innovative Magic Parking, Xenon headlights and LED tail lights.

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. 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. Recently updated with the 2011 range, today the new version fitted out with the 120 HP EURO 5 bi-fuel 1.4 Turbo Jet engine is making its debut. It will be available on all European markets in three different trim levels (Steel, Silver and Gold).

Completing the exhibit in Frankfort is the Musa, which expresses the best Made in Italy craftsmanship capable of combining the comfort, room and class of a limousine with the agility and compactness of a city car. The model on display is a 95 HP Platinum 1.4 16v (Euro5) with Start&Stop supplied standard, distinguished by a two-tone body (Angelico White/Masaccio Black)
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Finally, brochures and certain dedicated publications at the stand will be introducing visitors to the products of FGA Capital, a financial company (joint venture of Fiat Group Automobiles and Crédit Agricole) specialised in the automotive segment. The company is operating in all the major European markets, and in Germany with FGA Bank, with a sole mission: support the sales of all the brand vehicles brand vehicles by offering innovative financial products with high added value services targeted at the dealership network, private customers and companies.


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  • 75 Comments
      KDAWG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Top gear is going to rip this car a new one
      dowens1617
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fiat should be ashamed of themselves. Making Lancia use this as an entry level car.
        Não Pirilamparás
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dowens1617
        Lancia has three models (Ypsilon, Musa and Delta) in segments below this uninspiring vehicle, so it's not really an entry level car.
      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      Must be a placeholder till an all new car comes along I guess.
      Guillaume Séguin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why ????? Is Lancia that desperate ? They are going to see a handful of these, and all it'll do is deteriorating an image that is so hard to work on. I really don't get it.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      the interior will no doubt be better in the Lancia version
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought with the recent near-death experience Chrysler had experienced, they'd stop with their lazy practices they did in the past. Apparently, badge swapping on crappy cars is still as popular today as it was with all the crap they put out in 80s. Some never learn.
        VictorRaikkonen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        The problem with your comment is that you have obviously failed to realise that the badge swapping you refer to occurred with in the same market. I.e.: Chevy/Buick/Caddy/Pontiac; and Chrysler/Plymouth/Dodge all had the exact same vehicle, just with a different badge available in North America. That said, as the Lancia at subject, and other vehicles using the Chrysler as the basis, are not available in NA, and vice versa, your argument is baseless. Please try trolling elsewhere.
          jonnybimmer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @VictorRaikkonen
          "That said, as the Lancia at subject, and other vehicles using the Chrysler as the basis, are not available in NA, and vice versa, your argument is baseless." There's nothing wrong with sharing the same platform as another car. I can't think of a single major automaker that doesn't share platforms. Even sharing the platform and drivetrain from one vehicle to another has no problem. I guess I'm just disappointed that with all the recently acquired resources Fiat has gained from Chrysler, they chose to rebadge a car that Americans don't even care for. As for this being a Lancia, I only consider cars developed and produced in Italy as Lanicas, not this lazy car.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      A pig by any other name is still a pig.
      Kris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lately Fiat made some very clever moves, but I'm starting to doubt that now.
      Bill Burke
      • 3 Years Ago
      This attractive offering will be a important step in the building of the Lancia/Chrysler brand in Europe. As new and improved Chryslers are introduced in a whole host of configurations, they will find an expanding market as Lancias in Europe. The Dodge Journey/Fiat Freemont has been accepted with better than expected sales and the Flavia Cabrio may very well meet with the same acceptance based on the 200s sales success this model year in the states. This sets the plate for the Lancia brand's close relationship with Chrysler which is moving up-scale in the domestic market segment. This is a very good match of brand qualities and market demographics. Nice car.
        reattadudes
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        Bill, you're exactly right. it seems that some of the posters here are totally unaware of what goes on in Europe. just because they might not personally care for a vehicle has little to do with a European's reality. when Chrysler agressively started selling cars in Europe in the late 80s, they found an immediate following. windsurfers in Germany bought the Cherokee, and it became a status symbol to own one. the LeBaron convertible (especially with a white leather interior) found an immediate following with wealthy German, Italian, and French women. Europeans are used to having smaller 4 cylinder engines, so that is not really an issue. so many here hate the styling of the Sebring/200, but beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder. the addition of premium Chrysler products rebadged as Lancias is a very smart move on Fiat's part. Sergio Marchionne is a brilliant man, and the Fiat/Chrysler merger is going to work exceptionally well worldwide. we'll get Fiat/Alfa Romeo products in North American we haven't had before, and more Chrysler products will be sold internationally.
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @reattadudes
          dream on
          Lowland
          • 3 Years Ago
          @reattadudes
          "European's reality" Again with the Europe... We're 47 different countries that can differ as much as the US does to Venezuela.
        sdanenberger4
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        Do you even KNOW what a REAL Lancia is???? Answer : Obviously not
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        noone will buy them. period
        Lowland
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        "This attractive offering will be a important step in the building of the Lancia/Chrysler brand in Europe" You can't be serious... Nothing against Chrysler but the 2 brands have completely different characters and should not be crossbred.
        sdanenberger4
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        Mr Burke- You and Mr. Asterverens have the same automotive IQ = 0
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      sdanenberger4
      • 3 Years Ago
      People who do not know what a real Lancia is should not comment. Even the Beta was not just a re-badged Fiat. Lancia the marque/ brand should be retired NOW........ before more damage is done by Fiat. Sad day for ALL TRUE LANCISTI.
      Felipe Politano
      • 3 Years Ago
      From STRATOS to STRATUS... sad sad sad!
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