It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that this car is actually the convertible variant of the Chrysler 200 , which we first saw at the Geneva Motor Show this March. But to be technical about it, it’s a different model - a re-badge - that now carries the name of Lancia . So here it is, folks: The Lancia Flavia Convertible .
Unlike its Chrysler 200 counterpart, which came with a sedan and convertible variant, the Lancia Flavia will only carry the latter with officials from Fiat deciding against building the sedan version for the European market.
The Lancia Flavia Convertible will carry a 2.4-liter gas engine that produces an output of 175 horsepower and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Lancia has also announced that the Flavia Convertible will carry a lot of the equipment offered in the 200, including a leather upholstery, an electronic stability control and traction system, a Uconnect multi-media system complete with a sat-nav system, and a Boston Acoustic Sound System, among other things.
We’ll have full details of the 2012 Lancia Flavia Convertible when the car officially breaks cover at the Frankfurt Motor Show.