The Lancia Delta Model Year 2014 will make its debut in Frankfurt, available to purchase on the major European markets from January 2014. A refinement of the Lancia range's compact flagship, the updated version offers innovative aesthetic features designed to satisfy a male metropolitan customer looking for style and personality.
On the outside, the Delta MY 14 features side skirts and body coloured front and rear bumpers, as well as twin chrome exhaust pipes. The inside has been modernised, with trim on the central console in glossy black, like the climate control display, and matt back for the steering wheel insert, instrument panel, buttons and central console trims.
Of course, the strengths of the model remain unchanged, a model which has offered a new car concept right from its launch in 2008, bringing the attributes of a flagship vehicle to segment C. Into its 4.5 metres, the Lancia Delta MY14 packs all the elegance, luxury and interior space of a higher category: the rear seats recline into chaise-longues, the upholstery reveals quality textures and passengers are cocooned by an almost magical comfort and silence on every journey. The Lancia Delta thus fulfils the modern requirements of mobility and prestige thanks to the concept of "downsizing" - ensuring performance and luxury of a superior level at reduced cost, size and fuel consumption levels.
The passenger compartment offers a genuine lounge area - the model is at the top of its segment for rear passenger comfort - thanks in part to a sliding rear seat with reclining backrest (it can be tilted to 25°) that allows the already spacious boot (380 litres, 465 with the sliding rear seats, 724 litres with the rear seats folded) to be extended. Alternatively, the seat can be pushed back and tilted for total relaxation: the Lancia Delta is the only hatchback saloon to offer the possibility of adjusting the rear seat backrest and sliding the seat.
Depending on the country of sale, the new Lancia Delta MY 2014 range is available in 4 trim levels (Steel, Silver, Gold and the Special Series ‘S by MOMODESIGN'), with 3 engine options (1.6 MultiJet 105 HP, 1.6 MultiJet 120 HP and 1.4 Turbo-Jet LPG 120 HP), and a 6-speed manual gearbox, 19 body colour choices - including 9 two-tone options - and 7 different 16", 17" and 18" alloy wheels.
From the extensive content of the Delta MY 14 model, some highlights are the "Absolute Handling System" - an evolution of ESP - which guarantees perfect control of the car and optimises its stability in all driving conditions as well as the "Magic Parking" assist system, which helps the driver to locate a parking spot suitable for the car and then prepares the parking manoeuvre by turning the steering wheel automatically.
The special series ‘S by MOMODESIGN' certainly deserves a mention, the result of renewed collaboration between Lancia and MOMODESIGN, two brands which have contributed to the development of Italian design. The new version is a concrete example of how an "automotive object" can be reinterpreted in an aesthetic key by the MOMODESIGN Style Centre, highlighting the expressive features that have always distinguished Lancia - elegance and temperament - and blending them with the feisty and distinctive character of the Milan brand, the expression of Italian style and design.
Those same features are what distinguish the Delta Turbo LPG, an engine which, according to the ‘Bi-fuel. Be Ecochic' principle, ensures an innovative concept in the world of eco-friendly cars: exclusive, but accessible; spacious, but compact; full of life, but economical. The Lancia Delta LPG Ecochic Turbo is equipped with the 120 HP 1.4 Turbo bi-fuel engine that boasts category topping performance and running costs. With maximum power of 120 HP (88 kW) at 5000 rpm and maximum torque of 206 Nm (21 kgm) at 1750 rpm, the Ecochic version reaches a top speed of 195 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds.