The Italian automaker Fiat unveiled today a new Ypsilon and four Chrysler-based vehicles. We’re talking about the Lancia Flavia, Thema, and Grand Voyager — known in the U.S. as the Chrysler 200, 300, and Town & Country, respectively.
The top of the line for Europe will be the Thema. Power will be provided by a 3.6-liter engine developing 292 horsepower and two variations of the 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel unit developed by the Italians, with power of 190 and 224 horsepower. Unlike the U.S.-spec 300, however, the Thema isn’t offered with eight-cylinder power.
Thema will replace the Thesis, a true Italian limousine if you ask us.
Next Chrysler 200 will be called Lancia Flavia in Europe and will be available as both four-door sedan and two-door convertible featuring a folding metal roof.
“Like Lancia Flavia Concept: this D Segment saloon and convertible 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,” stated the official press release.
The third Chrysler-based Lancia set to reach European showrooms is the Grand Voyager — a name previously used on Plymouth and European-spec minivan models.
Like the Town & Country, the Grand Voyager is only offered with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and a six-speed automatic transmission.