Tuesday, May 22, 2007

2008 Lancia Delta

The picture shows a design proposal close to the final version of the Lancia Delta. Expect the car to be closely related to the Fiat Bravo in both engine range and platform, including the use of a simple rear suspension unlike their brother, the Alfa 149, that will adopt a multilink scheme. Classy improvements over the Bravo are to be found in a better quality interior, chrome accents in the exterior and overall attention to detail.

Regardless of the success of this model it will be interesting to follow how the management of Fiat-group will handle Lancia brand in the future. So many mistakes have been made in the past but we can hope that the future Lancia will revive as the classy and comfort-oriented brand of Fiat-group, with added personality although hopefully without freakish designs like the current Thesis.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

please some one help them. please forget this design. please don-t go back through the same errors. such un ugly tortuous design curves and more shaped curves who is in charge}&*()!@#$%^&*()_+}{|" I bet they won-t sell more than 10.000 cars outside italy in the next 5 years

Anonymous said...

i´m a bit disappointed, because the first prototype, lancia presented a couple of months ago was much more elegant and classy. that´s sad...

Philip Djaferis said...

this design won't sell...too bottom (rear-end) heavy, too many lines, no elegance at all and no sportiness either...where these guys think they are taking Lancia to I don't know, but with this type of design they will not hit 300,000 sales in three years. The front, if you could have seen it in this picture...is also rather pointy and beaky looking. Didn't they learn from the Thesis debacle? Gret Dialogos concept translated to a less attractive final product.