2011 Lancia Flavia Cabrio review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 1 September 2011 , 23:09:04 byEmil

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Lancia Flavia Cabrio

Flavia Cabrio will be presented this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show by Lancia. Lancia Flavia is nothing else than a rebadged Chrysler 200 with a revised grille and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Lancia Flavia Cabrio engine features 175 PS (129 kW / 173 hp) and 225 Nm (166 lb-ft) of torque and it has a 6-speed gearbox.

New Flavia Cabrio: four seats, four seasons

Following its critical and public success enjoyed at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Lancia decided to produce the original Flavia Cabrio which enhances the stylistic features of the Italian manufacturer the Chrysler 200 model being launched on the European market.

The Lancia convertible is an interesting alternative for customers who want the benefits of a coupe without giving up the unique sensations that only an open-air car can offer. The new car indeed guarantees a fine driving experience unparalleled by any other in its segment, whether tackling the daily trip in town to go to the office or when taking to the splendid scenic roads out of town on week-ends.

In terms of length (4.9 metres), height (1.4 m) and width (1.8 m), the Lancia Flavia Cabrio is at the top of segment D, offering the ultimate in interior room - it can accommodate up to four adults - and on-board comfort with its generous 276-cm wheelbase.

Identifiable by an elegant and dynamic look, the new Flavia Cabrio has a sculpturesque front sporting the unprecedented grille with Lancia logo and the original front headlights and fog lights.

The surface of the side panel is extremely elegant and clean, in addition to being distinguished by a sleek line that lengthens the car and gives it dynamism and by elegant 18" alloy wheels.

The rear LED light cluster stylistically joined by a thin chrome-plated bar that further enhances the overall look contributes to accentuating its elegant design. This impression is further reinforced by the unusual twin chrome-plated tailpipe and by the sophisticated electrically-controlled soft top enclosed inside the hood cover, harmoniously built into the body with the third brake light at its base.

So if "elegance and dynamism" describe the exterior of the new Flavia Cabrio, the guidelines inside are refinement and innovation, in perfect tune with Italian style and the craftsmanship quality that has always distinguished Lancia cars. Aesthetic refinement that flows through the entire passenger compartment and wraps around driver and passengers in a warm, sophisticated "embrace" thanks to the painstaking selection of fine materials, the attention devoted to every minimum details and the adoption of advanced comfort, safety and driving pleasure features.

In short, the new Flavia Cabrio boasts a sophisticate surrounding that will without a doubt win over a customer who seeks exclusiveness, technology and Italian taste in a car. A new console has been created for him. It has elegant chrome-plated frames and a large central display; a brand new steering wheel wrapped in full-grain leather complete with built-in controls for managing radio, cruise control and mobile phone in total safety; and newly designed seats upholstered in fine leather, complete with practical "active" headrests.

Equipped with the brilliant 175 HP 2.4 litre petrol engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission, the captivating Lancia Flavia Cabrio is offered in a single, exclusive version that is "all inclusive". As the name itself intimates, it offers a wealth of standard equipment, from the top quality leather upholstery, electronic stability control (ESC) and traction, latest-generation ABS and numerous airbags (front multi-stage, side and window bags) to the ISOFIX mountings for transporting children in complete safety, the innovative Uconnect? multimedia system complete with satellite navigation system, and the sophisticated "Boston Acoustic Sound System".