One of Italy’s most iconic carmakers, Lancia was founded back in 1906. The company became part of the Fiat Group in 1969 and was reorganized as Lancia Automobiles S.p.A. in 2007. Since 2014, Lancia is part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) company. Lancia produced several iconic cars throughout the years, starting with the Aurelia, which introduced the now common front engine rear transmission configuration. Other iconic models include the Delta, Fulvia, Stratos, and Thema.

Lancia was also a successful manufacturer of racing cars. The company design a few Formula One cars before the team was transferred to Scuderia Ferrari in the mid-1950s, while cars like the Fulvia, Stratos, 037, and Delta helped the Italians win ten constructors championships in the WRC. Lancia also won various competitions in sports car racing in the early 1980s. Sadly, the brand fell apart in the 2000s, and its lineup became a collection of rebranded Fiat and Chrysler models. As of 2019, Lancia offers just one car, the Ypsilon. The Italian brand retains dealerships in only 14 European countries as of 2019.