One motor show simply isn’t enough for the Lancia Musa. At the beginning of the year, Lancia introduced the Lancia Musa as a showcar at the Geneva Motor Show and now Lancia will be bringing a special edition of the hatchback to the Paris Auto Show at the end of September. The Musa’s exterior will be distinguished by a two-toned body (Angelico white and Masaccio black top), specific logo, privacy windows, 16" two-tone wheels, and an original New York skyline screen printing on the pillars. The interior will get top-quality Poltrona Frau leather trim chosen for the dashboard and seats.
The new Musa 5th Avenue will be offered with three engine options: 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet, 95 HP 1.4 petrol (both with Start&Stop as standard) and 77 HP 1.4 bi-fuel (petrol-LPG) power units.
The list of standard equipment will include seats and dashboard in Poltrona Frau leather, dual zone climate control, privacy windows, radio CD MP3 player with steering wheel controls, fog lights, ESP, rain and brightness sensors, Cruise Control, parking sensor, GranLuce sunroof, electric rear windows, and 16" alloy wheels.
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Lancia will bring two models with dual fuel (LPG and gasoline) at5 the Geneva Motor Show: the Musa and Ypsilon Ecochic. The Ecochic package adds an extra 2000 euro to the standard price.
Produced in collaboration with FPT – Fiat Powertrain Technologies - and Landi Renzo, the Lancia dual-fuel models use a 1.4 liter bifuel engine producing 77 HP, specially designed for maximum integration and reliability in association with the LPG system, which is installed in the factory.
The engine for the LPG versions uses a cylinder head with valves and seats manufactured with geometries and materials optimized for LPG operation.
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Lancia is giving you a reason to go the Italian coast this summer. It will provide free 60 new Musas for use as a free taxi service in the city of Forte dei Marmi on the Tuscan coast. Usually known as a playground for the rich, Forte dei Marmi is aiming the program at tourists.
They will provide the free-ride Lancias at bars, clubs, resorts and other vacationer destinations. While this is touted as a premium V.I.P. service designed to keep the city’s traffic down, it surely will also save lives as it keeps the odd-lot of ugly Americans from trying to drive the narrow streets. But if the guys need another reason to visit, Forte dei Marmi is known to have one of the top ten topless beaches in the world.
The New Musa will make its debut with a world preview in Venice. Successor to a winning model that in three years has won the hearts of many European motorists (in 2006 and 2007 it was Italy’s best-selling compact MPV), the new car will again be a winner by offering the motoring world all the values of true Italian friendliness. It sets out to recreate a typical Italian atmosphere shape and content-wise, a mix of elegance and informality, punctilious yet disarming, luxury with a naturalness that makes everyone feel at ease. In short, the New Musa is the Italian option in the modern European compact scene, embodying concepts of good taste, warmth and generosity.