1936 Lancia Astura Pininfarina Cabriolet

This is the winner of the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – the 1936 Lancia Astura Pininfarina Cabriolet

  

Lancia spotted in Motown

The stylish Lancia Delta has been spotted in Michigan. Fiat/Chrysler should be inclined to bring a sporty vehicle like the Delta to market in the U.S.

From Edmunds Inside Line:

Remember the mysterious brown Lancia Delta hatchback with Chrysler badging that was on display at the Detroit Auto Show? Well, Chrysler-Fiat may indeed have some specific plans in mind for it as a white and black prototype was spotted making test runs in Auburn Hills, around Chrysler’s Technical Center (CTC) this week.

The appearance of a Lancia on Fiat’s newly-acquired U.S. turf isn’t necessarily unexpected, but our spy photographers report that Delta pictured here was undergoing some true road-testing, zipping back and forth through security checkpoints, and duplicating familiar test routes on the public roads around the CTC.

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Fiat to fill in the blanks for Chrysler

Chrysler Chairman Sergio Marchionne will lay out the companies five year plan Wednesday which will more than double Chrysler’s annual sales from 1.3 million last year to 2.8 million by 2013. The question is “will anyone believe him”? Plans can sound good but delivering is another matter. They way I see it is that everything really hinges on how well the North American market warms to Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo products.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Chrysler’s chances of ending its sales decline and returning to profitability should become clearer Wednesday, when Fiat is to lay out a five-year business plan.

The strategy for the Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia brands is expected to reveal new details about the vehicles Chrysler’s North American factories will build. Also expected are details of Alfa’s return to the U.S. market, plus future product lines for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and the new Ram commercial-vehicle brand.

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Lancia-based car to be shown at Detroit Auto Show

We are very interested to check out the new offering from Fiat/Chrysler with a Lancia badge. If it’s anything like the Delta that would be a great first step in introducing the new brand to potential U.S. customers.

From AutoGuide.com:

Contrary to previous reports that Chrysler will not present any new models at the Detroit Auto Show in just a few weeks, there is now word that the struggling U.S. automaker will show a new car based on a Lancia platform. The Lancia badge is a sub-brand under Fiat, which now runs Chrysler.

There is no word on what sort of a vehicle it will be, but Fiat is eager to help Chrysler where it needs help most – in the small and mid-size car market. This new model would be the first idea of how Fiat intends to integrate its European designs into the North American marketplace.

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