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Lancia Voyager Gets 2.8-Liter Diesel Engine

The Lancia Voyager is essentially the American Chrysler Town & Counry, but that won't stop the Italians from trying to convince us its their own minivan.
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For this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Voyager finally got a worth-wile update in the form of a much needed diesel engine. While Volkswagen has acclimatized us to 2-liter TDI in its minivans, Lancia is offering a much larger 2.8-liter engine in the car, which is actually a four-cylinder, not a V6 like the displacement will leade you to believe.

The unit produces 178 HP and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque and will become available later this year. It will only be offered with a six-speed automatic transmission and pushes the Voyager to 100 km/h in 11.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 193 km/h (120 mph).

On the combined cycle, the Voyager diesel will consume 7.9 liters of fuel per 100 km and emit 207 grams of CO2.

If you're looking to do any towing, you'll be glad to know that the Voyager is now fitted with a new Trailer Sway Damping system, which uses stability control to stop you from getting into trouble. There's also a choice of two new colors, namely Maximum Steel and Billet Silver.


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