Lancia Flavia Cabrio Coming to Frankfurt
Back then, a concept version of the 200 D-segment saloon was presented in Lancia trim and bearing the name ‘Flavia’. The badging has struck but a couple of the doors and the roof have come off, as only the convertible version will hit European markets.
Thus, the Lancia Flavia Cabrio, as European customers will come to know this VW Eos fighter, will sit alongside a number of other Lancia models at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, including the new Voyager, Thema, Ypsilon and Delta.
The convertible is being marketed as a proper four-seater convertible for all seasons. The Italians also make a case for their luxury leather interior.
The interior of the 200-lookalike comes with added fine leather, electronic stability control (ESC), numerous airbags (multi-stage front, side and window bags), and electronic traction control. Meanwhile, the steering wheel will get integrated controls to operate the radio, cruise control, and mobile phone, allowing for a safe and comfortable drive.
According to a previous Lancia statement, this car “embraces the stylistic features of the Italian manufacturer, giving a unique interpretation of the Chrysler 200 model which could be launched on European markets in record time."
Together with the Flavia, other models on display include the Italian-badged version of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan and the new Ypsilon and Delta hatchbacks, the latter having just received Chrysler rebadge for the UK market.