New Grand Voyager is the European version of the American MPV Town & Country which has become famous in Europe in 27 – year of its career, with more than thirteen million units sold in over 120 countries, the Grand Voyager can rightly regarded as an icon of its segment. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, in fact, the European version will “wear” the Lancia brand with a rebadging named New Grand Voyager, and will be given, at least at first, with two engines: a 3.6 liter petrol and 2.8-liter turbodiesel, both Euro 5. The first has 283 hp and torque of 305 Nm combined with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Lancia New Grand Voyager 3.6 requires an average of 12.3 l/100 km and emission of 250 g/km of CO2. The four-cylinder Diesel 2.8 CRD from Italy’s VM, it delivers 163 hp, 360 Nm of torque and a combined fuel consumption of 8.4 litres/100 km, equal to 227 g/km of CO2.
FACELIFT: aesthetic changes of the New Grand Voyager starts from the grille with the Torino’s historical logo, continues at the bumper’s shape, a new LED headlights and fog as the new design of the tailgate spoiler. Dimensions are the same as the original model: it is 5.14 meters long, 1.99 m wide, 1.72 m high and about 3.1 meters of wheelbase. On board, space for seven people with luggage.
Lancia New Grand Voyager will keep the system Stow ‘n Go of the Chrysler MPV and since 2006. With this device, the five seats of the second and third row, disappear by folding into the floor, to create a vast loading surface. Safety equipment includes multi-stage front airbags, curtain at the three seats rows and chest-back for front passengers.
Articles across the web
- Lancia Brings Chryslers to Geneva (luxist.com)
- “Rebadging 101: Lancia Launches Chrysler-Built Thema, Flavia and Grand Voyager” and related posts (blogs.insideline.com)
- Official: Chrysler Models in Europe = Lancia (inautonews.com)
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