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« on: 13 March, 2008, 01:19:35 PM »


well guys n gals i've been to Geneva & seen the absolutley gorgeous new Delta!

I'll post pics when i get a chance, but i'm very impressed by it. Sat in it, played with the buttons etc, & the quality is far above that of the Bravo its based on. lancia had 4 cars, 3 in white, & one in black with a sort of silver roof, stunning! The amount of attention the stand was getting was hard to believe.

One downside i'd have though (although they were pre-production models) some of the panel aligments weren't great, especially aorund the bumpers, & this was noticed by quite a few people, Lancia really should have pulled out all the stops to ensure everything was perfect.

But i'd buy one in a heart beat! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #1 on: 15 March, 2008, 05:34:25 PM »

some pics from Geneva! Grin


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« Reply #2 on: 15 March, 2008, 08:24:43 PM »

Here are a few of mine - hopefully this will work... (No - back to the drawing board).
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« Reply #3 on: 15 March, 2008, 11:44:31 PM »

Thanks, it looks great and see it has the latest "Must Have" row of leds under the lights, front end looks a bit fussy though.

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« Reply #4 on: 16 March, 2008, 08:18:46 AM »

Here are a few photos of a Delta prototype:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/guymcdougall/sets/72157604110590467/

My apologies for the small number, but I was too busy driving the car.

I've also been 'arguing in my spare time' with my computer, and have a 2 page article of driving impressions in the works.

Do you think this too long for the forum, or can it wait until the next V-L?
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« Reply #5 on: 16 March, 2008, 06:00:26 PM »

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Please send to Jack for V-L but it will not get in until May as closing date is 12th of month.  V-L gets to all and forum to a few so putting it on here does not mean it cannt go in V-L.

The black tape was a really effective disguise!

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« Reply #6 on: 16 March, 2008, 06:08:46 PM »

Keen to hear what you thought of the car driving it Guy.  I was very impressed with it at the Geneva Motor Show.  The JDTi engine in yours would certainly be one version I'll be looking at closely.  One further comment added in here - I'm hoping to write a report on the Geneva show for VL if no one else beats me to it, so it should sit well alongside your article in the May edition.
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« Reply #7 on: 17 March, 2008, 05:37:21 PM »

Am I to be the one and only dissenting voice here? But I really don't like the look of this new Delta. In fact I'd almost say it's ugly. I agree with you Brian, the front end is too fussy/busy. And that rear light treatment, eek!
Now, it's possible that it "looks better in the flesh". But if it doesn't look good in photos and therefore the car mags, where most folks will see it first, that's a big problem.
I fear that LANCIA have given it a mountain to climb, by calling it Delta in the first place. That name will forever be associated with the integrale to most of the knowledgeable general public. Not releasing a top spec (4wd with circa 275bhp) version immediately, will not help its cause (see new SUBARU Impreza STi).
My opinion, that's all.
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« Reply #8 on: 18 March, 2008, 07:02:04 PM »

I agree, but only to a point. Lets be pleased there is a new right-hand drive Lancia on its way. To me it looks in the flesh like a grown up ypsilon, not a bad thing and yes the grille thingy does take over the front somewhat. A better name I guess would have been Aurelia B10, that would make a few people jump up and down. This car is going to be very colour sensitive, I fancy silver and black or maybe even red. 
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« Reply #9 on: 21 April, 2008, 09:07:01 PM »

Considering how excited everyone was getting about the new Delta it did not take long for the interest to die away.
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« Reply #10 on: 22 April, 2008, 07:14:59 AM »

I'll be excited again once I can see one "in the flesh". Until then, it all seems as distant a dream as it did in Turin at the centenary.
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« Reply #11 on: 22 April, 2008, 08:03:38 PM »

I imagine the interest has largely waned because the latest news is that we will not be seeing it here until at least Summer 2009, and I wonder if at all.  Given the reasons for the delay, I wonder whether it will be any easier to sort out the dealer network by 2009 than it has been up to now,since they have already had three years to sort it out, and the argument about needing a wider model range seems dubious, since the new Ypsi and Fulvia won't be ready until 2010, and that's just the LHD versions.  For me, one of the most excited since I was planning to have one, that has meant I won't be having one at all.  That does rather tend to dampen excitement.  At present I'd sense the mood is rather cautious, if not even rather mistrustful of what we hear from Lancia HQ - words are cheap, we'll believe it when we see it.
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« Reply #12 on: 01 May, 2008, 09:44:29 PM »

I have it on good authority - the CEO of Lancia - that Lancia will start selling RHD New Deltas in the UK from April 2009.

Well that's the word at the moment and I'll let you know as soon as I hear anything else.
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« Reply #13 on: 13 May, 2008, 10:39:17 PM »

I enjoyed your Geneva Delta article i this months VL! Chris. Spot on IMO.

Can you not postpone your company car purchase for four months? You could always make out that the order got delayed?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: 05 June, 2008, 07:06:16 PM »

Loads of new photos and prices for the June launch of Delta now on www.italiaspeed.com.  Prices are under 03.06.08.

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