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Fiat (which is Chrysler’s Italian partner), will exhibit versions of the Chrysler 200 and 300, as well as the Town & Country minivan at this year’s Geneva auto show in March. The world premier of the Lancia will be launched to be offered only in Europe as the Lancia Flavia midsize sedan and convertible, the Lancia Thema full size sedan, and the Grand Voyager minivan.
The Ypsilon, a subcompact hatchback, and the Delta compact car will complete the Lancia display in Geneva. Shortly after Chrysler and Fiat formed a partnership in 2009, Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of both companies, decided to merge future Chrysler and Lancia products. They will be sold under the Chrysler brand in North America and under the Lancia brand in Europe.
Lancia possesses styling that can compete with near luxury brand vehicles, according to Chrysler; “The goal is for savings in developing and manufacturing the vehicles while filling out the portfolios of both brands and expanding their markets by tapping each other’s distribution networks.”
In October, the Thema sedan will go on sale in Europe with an option of Chrysler’s new Pentastar 3.6-liter engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission or a 3-liter V-6 turbo diesel that will come with a 5-speed automatic. European buyers generally prefer diesels because of the high cost of fuel.
The Lancia brand has been without a flagship sedan since 2009 when the Thesis sedan was discontinued.
The Flavia concept shows what could be done with the Chrysler 200 sedan and convertible. Fiat could start production of the Flavia for European market within 6 months of getting approval to offer the car in Europe.
For European consumers, Fiat will use the Geneva show to unveil the new Ypsilon subcompact which has been upgraded from a 3 door hatchback to a 5 door model.
The new Lancia Delta compact car goes on sale next month and then Chrysler will offer a Fiat-engineered compact sedan early next year.