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GAZKGK GR (4)

2011-07-21 17:35

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i sent the Appia mk3 :)

carcrasher88 US (13)

2012-11-02 21:12

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Sad news, everyone...

updates.jalopnik.com/post/34843889782/fiats-ceo-decided-its-best-to-kill-lancia

Desscythe17 UK (8346)

2012-11-02 21:22

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carcrasher88 wrote Sad news, everyone...

updates.jalopnik.com/post/34843889782/fiats-ceo-decided-its-best-to-kill-lancia

I just saw it, it's a crying shame

Ford78 PT (762)

2012-11-02 22:00

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carcrasher88 wrote Sad news, everyone...

updates.jalopnik.com/post/34843889782/fiats-ceo-decided-its-best-to-kill-lancia

What?? Really? The can´t do that!!!!! Keep Lancia in PRODUCTION!!!

carcrasher88 US (13)

2012-11-02 22:22

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Desscythe17 wrote
I just saw it, it's a crying shame


Indeed. Fortunately, the cars of the Lancia lineup will more than likely live on, since they are marketed in places like the UK as Chryslers.

My suggestion for the Delta: The next Chrysler Delta (if there ever is one) should share platform with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta (from C-Platform to C-Evo), and if Dodge builds a Dart SRT4 between now and then, hopefully with AWD, use the engine and AWD from it, put it in the Delta, and make a new performance model (maybe even sell it in the US).

Being a Chrysler, it probably wouldn't use the Integrale Evolutione nameplate.

Perhaps it could be a Chrysler Delta S4 SRT (use the legendary S4 designation, plus the use of an SRT developed powertrain and drivetrain combination), or simply Delta S4, with some SRT badges?

-- Last edit: 2012-11-02 22:26:49

Rinspeed FR (7403)

2012-11-02 23:44

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There isn't official annoucement for the end of Lancia at this day. This is only based on the fact that the future plans for Fiat Group 2012-2016 had no Lancia project, only Chrysler based project for Lancia (so not new little cars, only us cars with Lancia badge)

Desscythe17 UK (8346)

2012-11-03 14:04

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@carcrasher88: the problem is, Lancia is primarily for the European market, and their cars are too expensive, but not unique enough to make people buy them. I personally really like the Thema, but it's impossible for it to have lots of sales next to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The Delta is a nice car, but it's too expensive compared to others in its class. The Ypsilon has the exact same problem. The sporty model you suggested wouldn't work either, because European people buy cheap and fuel efficient cars, not fast and/or powerful cars. After all, I could've predicted Lancia was going down 10 years ago, I just never thought of the possibility...

carcrasher88 US (13)

2012-11-03 17:11

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Yeah, it was a false alarm, everyone.

updates.jalopnik.com/post/34901936288/huzzah-lancias-not-dead-yet-apparently

Apparently other than the Ypsilon (incorrectly spelt in the article with an 'E', instead of a 'Y'), all future Lancias will be US developed, with the Ypsilon continuing to be Italian developed.

Perhaps this could be a sign of the rumored next Delta also being the rumored Chrysler 100?

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