Lancia is bringing the Lancia Delta Hardblack and the Delta Executive to the Geneva Motor Show. The 197 hp Lancia Delta 1.8-liter DiTurbo engine will also get its world premiere at the show.
The latter is capable of a 0-100 km/h time of 7.4 seconds, and a top speed of 230 km/h, but is still Euro5 ready. It limits fuel consumption to 7.8 liters per 100km, with emissions rated at 185 g CO2/km.
Lancia's new flagship, the Delta Executive, is fitted with the new engine. It is being pitched to "business, diplomatic and institutional customers" by way of a spacious rear cabin with ultra comfortable seating. The executive class car comes with an electronic variable damping suspension that will also be available as an option on other Delta models. Diamond-edged alloy wheels, LED daytime lights, and the jet-back roof atop the copper-toned body give the Executive a more exclusive feel. The car is also fitted with a semi-automatic Magic Parking system to help out even the most inept chauffeurs.
At the same time, the Lancia Delta Hardblack is a matte black show-car that comes with the same new engine mentioned earlier. The sporty Delta gets a modified powertrain that maximizes torque up to 236 ft-lb. It is painted in Lava Black, with an Alcantara Starlite black interior to give the car a more aggressive feel.
Both vehicles, and the new engine, will get their world introduction in Geneva next week.