Lancia Flavia Features of The Italian Manufacturer

Fiat-owned Lancia has brought their own rebadged version of the Chrysler 200 to the Geneva Motor Show. Lancia is hard at work, preparing for what will probably be its biggest Geneva Show lineup ever. Almost the entire rage of models has been updated and improved upon.“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,” stated the official press release.

The Lancia Flavia saloon features a terribly conservative Bright Black finish with polished metal features on the front bumper, door handles, side mirrors and boot lid. That conservative feel continues on the 2+2 interior where dark leather is used throughout the cabin. Meanwhile, the Flavia convertible uses a White Zenith exterior color offset by a Black Lava roof, and complemented by an Ivory White leather interior with black accents and beige Alcantara.

Each concept measures roughly 4.5-meters (177 inches) in length with seats that "recline into chaise-lounges", according to a press release. They ride on 17-inch alloy wheels, instead of the 200's steel wheels. The cars also diverge from the 200 with the new Lancia signature grille, fog lamps, and LED rear lighting.

Other features include Bluetooth, electronic stability control, electronic traction control, multi-function steering wheel and six airbags.

The Lancia Flavia should hit European showrooms later in 2011. Initially it will be offered with Fiat's 1.6-liter 105-hp (77-kW / 105-PS) MultiJet engine mated to an automatic transmission, but a manual transmission and other engine options will be available down the line.

Both configurations of the Lancia Flavia Concept are characterized by an extensive equipment level, with impressive standard features that include electronic stability control (ESC), numerous airbags (multi-stage front, side and window-bags), electronic traction control, a steering wheel with integrated controls for completely safe management of radio and cruise control.

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