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2012 Lancia Thema (née Chrysler 300) - Click above for high-res image gallery

Once upon a time, it used to be that an automaker would debut one, maybe two new products at a car show. Then Lotus came along and blew 'em all out of the water with five new concept cars. Now Lancia is preparing to roll across the Alps and into Geneva with - how many? - six new debuts. Is the quasi-premium Italian automaker following the path set out by Lotus? Well, not quite.

In addition to the new Ypsilon - a genuinely new vehicle debut - Lancia is also lifting the veil on a subtly refreshed version of the Delta. But that's not the end of it - they've also got the new Thema, Flavia, Flavia Cabrio and Grand Voyager. In case that last bit (or the title) didn't tip you off, these four are little more than Chrysler models we already know (and in some cases love), albeit with Lancia grilles and badges.

The Flavia and Flavia Cabrio are Lancia-ized versions of the Chrysler 200 sedan and convertible, and are officially dubbed as "concepts" - a little backwards from how the usual path concept cars take to production, but globalization occasionally does strange things. The Thema is the Lancia version of the Chrysler 300 sedan. And the Grand Voyager, well...we hope we don't have to fill in the blanks on that bit.

Read more about Lancia's Geneva-bound range in the press releases posted after the jump, and visualize how your Chrysler would look with a Lancia badge in the gallery below.


Gallery: 2012 Lancia Delta, Thema, Flavia, Flavia Cabrio and Grand Voyager



[Source: Lancia]Continue reading Lancia brings rebadged Chrysler models to join facelifted Delta in Geneva

Lancia brings rebadged Chrysler models to join facelifted Delta in Geneva originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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