2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2012 Lancia Flavia Concept is… you know what

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 14, 2011

After we saw the 2012 Lancia Thema a.k.a. a rebadged 2011 Chrysler 300 and the 2012 Lancia Grand Voyager known as the 2011 Chrysler Town&Country, Fiat also decided to show us the Lancia Flavia Concept, a rebadged version of the recently introduced 2011 Chrysler 200. According to Fiat, the interpretation of the Chrysler 200 model could be launched in Europe in record time (production could start in just 6 months).

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, which will open in doors in two weeks, Fiat will bring a Bright Black saloon with interiors in fine black leather while the convertible concept will feature white three-layer bodywork and interiors in fine ivory leather.

Both vehicles will also show up with impressive features as standard, such as electronic stability control (ESC), numerous airbags (multi-stage front, side and window-bags) and electronic traction control, steering wheel with integrated controls for completely safe management of radio, cruise control and mobile phone.

"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." stated the press release.

The new four-seater new Lancia Flavia is a great proposition for those who wanted to benefit from the attributes of a coupé and the sense of freedom of a convertible. This is also a great proposition for those seeking a generously endowed convertible that boasts of its unique style. Customers demanding such attributes would surely find the new front wheel drive Lancia Flavia to be an interesting offering in this segment of the auto market.

As it is, the new Lancia Flavia represents an interpretation of the Italian way of life, as defined by customers’ imagination, taste, refinement and style. Its dimensions represent the peak of the D segment, whether in terms of length (4.9 meters), width (1.8 meters) and height (1.4 meters). Moreover, the new Lancia Flavia features a wheelbase of 276 cm, which allows it to comfortably accommodate up to four adult occupants.

The front end of the new Lancia Flavia features a distinct grille marked by the Lancia logo and the original front headlights and fog lights. Its sides feature a remarkably clean surface marked by a sleek line that visually lengthens the Lancia Flavia. Completing the side appearance of the Flavia are 18-inch alloy wheels. On the other hand, the rear end of the new Lancia Flavia is endowed with LED light clusters linked visually by a thin chrome-plated bar, which in turn accentuates the original design of the vehicle.

Further boosting the visual elegance of the Lancia Flavia are chrome-plated tailpipe and electrically controlled soft top. This soft top is sheltered inside the hood cover, which is integrated into the body with the third brake light at its base. Inside the new Lancia Flavia are elements that brim with innovation and refinement, in line with Lancia’s vaunted Italian style and craftsmanship quality.

The entire interior of the new Lancia Flavia is laden with a new level of refinement, thanks to the use of carefully selected fine materials and to the attention to detail as well as to the employment of advanced comfort and safety features.

New Flavia is provided with a new console featuring chrome-plated frames and a large central display as well as a new leather-wrapped steering wheel. This steering wheel has built-in controls for managing radio, cruise control and phone.

The cabin is also specified with newly designed seats wrapped in fine leather and feature practical "active" headrests. All these features and elements allow the new Lancia Flavia to offer a sophisticated and comfortable environment that should allow it to appeal to customer seeking technology and exclusivity as well as Italian taste.

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