Lancia has announced that it will launch three new models starting in 2024, and one of them will be the successor of the legendary Delta. It will be reborn in the form of a 100% electric model.
The first on the list of launches prepared by the Turin manufacturer will be the new generation of the current small class model Ypsilon, which will mark the beginning of the new logo of the Italians. The model will also have an electric version and will be, at the same time, the last car equipped with a heat engine in the Turin range.
The new Ypsilon, only in Italy
As it will share the CMP modular platform with the current Peugeot 208, the new LanciaYpsilon will be offered with the 1.2 PureTech petrol engine that incorporates “Mild Hybrid” technology, with 1.5 BlueHDi diesel and 136 hp electric unit.
Starting with 2017, Ypsilon is the only model sold by Lancia and only on the Italian market, which is why, in the first phase, the new generation will also be available only to Italian customers.
The representatives of the builder from the Peninsula announced, through the voice of the CEO Luca Napolitano, that in 2024 sales will resume in Europe, the first targeted markets being those in Germany, France, Belgium, Spain and Austria.
Aurelia and Delta will follow
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The second model that Lancia is preparing will be a compact “full electric” SUV, which could be called Aurelia, but nothing is established in this regard. What is known for sure is that the launch of the new model has been set for 2026.
Delta’s first generation was produced between 1979 and 1994, the second generation was sold for six years (1993-1999), and the third generation had (2008-2014) debuted at the Auto Show from Geneva since 2008.
The Italians announce that the Delta model will return to the Lancia model range in 2028 when the successor of the legendary hatchback of the same name that made history in the World Rally Championship in the late 80s, early 90s, in the version “Integral” (photo).
The new Lancia Delta will be developed on the Stellantis Group’s STLA Medium platform and will be fully electric. Aesthetically, no details are known, but it is expected to receive the same five-door body in a square shape as its predecessor.
Source: Promotor by www.promotor.ro.
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