An Italian automaker seems to have classed up the Chrysler 200 for release inside Europe. Check out these pics and details of the Lancia Flavia concept to find out more.
Fiat-owned Lancia has brought their own rebadged version of the Chrysler 200 to the Geneva Motor Show. The company says the D-segment car should enter production as both a saloon and convertible inside of six months.
The Lancia Flavia saloon features a terribly conservative Bright Black finish with polished metal features on the front bumper, door handles, side mirrors and boot lid. That conservative feel continues on the 2+2 interior where dark leather is used throughout the cabin. Meanwhile, the Flavia convertible uses a White Zenith exterior color offset by a Black Lava roof, and complemented by an Ivory White leather interior with black accents and beige Alcantara.
Each concept measures roughly 4.5-meters (177 inches) in length with seats that "recline into chaise-lounges", according to a press release. They ride on 17-inch alloy wheels, instead of the 200's steel wheels. The cars also diverge from the 200 with the new Lancia signature grille, fog lamps, and LED rear lighting.
Other features include Bluetooth, electronic stability control, electronic traction control, multi-function steering wheel and six airbags.
A Lancia spokesman says the Flavia, "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."
The Lancia Flavia should hit European showrooms later in 2011. Initially it will be offered with Fiat's 1.6-liter 105-hp (77-kW / 105-PS) MultiJet engine mated to an automatic transmission, but a manual transmission and other engine options will be available down the line.