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.
The Italian automaker Lancia will unveil a special edition Ypsilon created in collaboration with the ELLE brand at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. ELLE is a symbol of modern femininity that sets trends each season with a vast range of women’s clothing and accessories and is the perfect accompaniment for any woman on the go. The car is covered in a very unique metalluro-effect pink and is highlighted with chrome plated features as well as other intricate details. The reflective metallic theme continues into the radiator grille, rear bumper, door handles and moldings. However the matching pink 16 inch wheels are sure to be a favorite for women everywhere.
The interior of the ELLE Ypsilon is wrapped in special purple leather and Alcantara upholstery complete with contrasting stitching with bright white leather piping. The little Lancia also features some very fine trim that was chosen for its bright white color and fabric like feel. The car’s cool color scheme is carried over with the easy on the eyes chrome interior displays and center console that is sure to please even the pickiest of women. If that doesn’t work, the purple seat matching shift gate and gemstones are sure to win her over.
Press release after the jump.