Stellantis subsidiary Lancia wants to attack the upper middle class with its new, as yet unnamed, flagship from 2026. The model, built in Melfi, Italy, the Italians put great emphasis on this in their press release, will be characterized by an elegant hatchback, so at least it will not be a classic SUV. The electric vehicle will be based on the group’s new STLA platform (Alfa Romeo Giulia, Dodge Charger EV etc.) and should offer a range of up to 700 kilometers. Lancia has not yet revealed any further specifications.
Return of old names in a new guise
It is speculated that the brand’s new flagship could be called Gamma. Based on a mid-size sedan from the brand from the late 1970s. The direct competitor to the Alfa Romeo Alfa 6 sold rather slowly at the time – Lancia can only hope that this fate does not repeat itself in the age of electric cars. The actual Lancia comeback outside of Italy is scheduled to take place in 2024 with the new edition of the small car Ypsilon (CMP or STLA small platform), and a successor to the legendary Delta is expected for 2028. (Text: tv, hh/sp-x | Images: manufacturer)