The Lancia Delta is coming back – as an electric car! Lancia boss Luca Napolitano announced this in an interview with the Italian newspaper “Corriere della Sera”. Not only is an automotive legend returning, the brand is also being filled with new life. Since 2017, Lancia has only sold cars in Italy, and only one model, the Ypsilon.
The Stellantis Group, created in 2021 from the merger of FCA and PSA, and the move away from the combustion engine make it possible: From 2026 Lancia only wants to offer electric cars. At the same time, the new concern offers Lancia the opportunity to work closely with DS and Alfa Romeo and, for example, to use their dealer network.
The new Lancia Delta will not be launched until 2027
The new Delta will probably be on the new Stellantis platform “STLA Medium”. Visually, it should be based on the angular design of the first generation with the construction code 831which was sold from 1979 to 1994. There is still no information on drive and power; but it is quite conceivable that Lancia will again offer a sporty HF Integrale with all-wheel drive. However, the new delta is not expected before 2027. First, the Italians finally want to bring a new generation of the Ypsilon, which has been built since 2011, in 2024, and a crossover is to follow in 2026.