Electrified Renaissance. Launch looks forward to the next few years to return to playing a leading role in the international automotive scene thanks to the internal synergies of the Stellantis group. The Italian brand has been included among the premium brands, laying the foundations for expanding a range that in recent years has included the only Ypsilon, the successful stainless steel car that has allowed the Turin car manufacturer to remain at the top of the Italian market. Thanks to the new reality born from the merger between FCA and PSA, Lancia will be able to broaden its horizons, with a series of new models on the way. Among the news there is also talk of the possible return of the Delta.
To feed the rumors about the return of the iconic model, the head of design of the Italian brand, Jean-Pierre Ploué, who in a recent interview talked about the interest around Lancia Delta, assuming a new generation in the future. If the rumors were confirmed, the new Delta could become a twin model of Peugeot 308, Opel Astra and DS 4, all based on the EMP2 platform even if there are to consider the timing of the debut that would lead the model to be no longer based on the ‘ architecture of the former PSA but on the STLA Medium, announced as part of the electrification plan $ 35 billion worth of Stellantis. According to the data provided by the group, the vehicles of segments C and D based on STLA Medium will have a range of up to 700 km. Depending on the powertrain they could be FWD, RWD and AWD, with powers ranging from 170 to 245 hp.
If the new Lancia Delta really comes to fruition, it is easy to imagine that to be in line with the strategies of the brand and the group, it will already arrive on the road in an electrified version, if not in a full electric variant, perhaps with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. . Anyway, the new Delta will not arrive on the road before 2026: the short-term future of the brand will in fact pass for the new generation of Ypsilons expected in 2024 which will be followed by a fully electric crossover in 2026 and probably by an electric compact sedan in 2027.