Monday, May 30, 2011

2012 Lancia Thema Review

Lancia Thema debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, a new chapter in the legendary history of the brand. The first global flagship store, which combines the best of both worlds, a new rear-wheel-drive car has been created based on the Chrysler 300 and is ready, as the Thema first time in 1984, to take the hardest, but also the segment most prestigious seeks to provide, at last, a real option. To achieve this, the new Thema combines size, comfort and an imposing presence on the road, typically American characteristics, Poltrona Frau ® luxury leather interior, great silence cocooning Lancia and attention to detail that all express the best of Italian design.

On sale from October 2011 all European dealers, Lancia Thema is available in two trim levels - Gold and Platinum - three engine variants: 292 hp 3.6L V6 petrol engine with 8-speed automatic transmission and 190 hp or 224 hp 3.0 L V6 diesel engine, as well as a 5-speed automatic transmission.


Style


Measuring 5084 mm long, 1507 mm high, 1891 wide and 3051 mm wheelbase, the new theme stands out in the luxury class sedan with its distinctive modern style. On the front, put the grill together Lancia logo, and the horizontal bars express the precision and regularity in the rigor of a unique design. The chrome bars and a sketch of the logo, create a special contrast within the frame, which is also chrome. The whole look is reinforced by two lighthouses with innovative LED technology and DRL function, which together form a "C" for the unique road presence and impressive.

The profile of the new Lancia flagship highlights the characteristic proportions of its predecessor, with the addition of luxury finishes that give an elegant look. The sturdy front end with the roof lines, mixed with three quarters of the spine is characterized by very strong rear lights, to complement the silhouette. Moreover, the angle of the windshield provides an aerodynamic effect and slender columns allows the driver to enjoy excellent visibility.

exceptional round finish of the car, the rear spoiler incorporates a Lancia logo sitting proudly next. Can illuminate the darkest night, the two harmonious designs, the LED tail lamps are connected by a chrome strip that underlines the class of the new figure. The frontalis muscle is occupied by two chrome tailpipes offers a style point of the range of engine performance.


Luxury and comfort

Thema combines new standards with the comfort and leader in the incomparable luxury segment that has always made the Lancia cars outside. The interiors reveal a unique style and offer passengers a comfortable, soft-touch materials and luxurious interior with the option of heated seats in Nappa leather and Poltrona Frau ® leather dashboard, leather-wrapped, and genuine wood inserts center console panels, doors and steering wheel. In addition, the instrument panel has a three-dimensional effect, enhanced by discreet chrome finish and a panel with the group design with double light sapphire blue, a color is also used for interior LED lighting. Furthermore, to ensure the best comfort in its class, the seats have been designed with a new architecture that includes coil spring suspension (as S). The front seats offer four-way lumbar adjustment with up / down and front / rear steering actuators to adjust the density.

Maximization of the original structure and ultra-rigid reveals Lancia Thema sound of best-in-Class within the cab. The presence of two base panels in a composite, a laminated windscreen and windows, panels to reduce noise in the cabin and into the cavity of the wheel arches all providing an excellent record of road noise and a significant improvement comfort on board.


Finally, many components are specially designed for the chassis of the new theme to ensure the best ride and handling dynamics for all types of road surfaces and weather conditions. In particular, the innovative multi-link rear suspension triangle configuration, with its flexibility, keeping the wheels perpendicular to the road when cornering, ensuring maximum grip. The damper has also been specially designed to absorb the force produced by a less than perfect pavement. The end result is a cabin very quiet, almost no external noise, the movement of the car as it moves along the road barely perceptible.

Motors

Designed to provide exceptional efficiency of the city and on long trips, the Lancia Thema offers a choice of three different 6-cylinder engine, automatic transmission and all wheel drive: the 292-hp 3.6-liter V6 gasoline advanced transmission automatic reports 8 and HP 190 or 224 horsepower 3.0L V6 diesel engine, both with 5-speed automatic transmission.

The gasoline engine is a V6 Chrysler Pentastar Group with the latest technology - in line with Euro 5 legislation - which allows six-cylinder 292 hp at 6400 rpm and maximum torque of 353 Nm at 4800 rpm with emissions CO2 199 g / km (combined consumption: 8.3l/100km). This level of equipment allows for new Thema reach a top speed of 230 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.2 seconds, this result is also partly due to the new box with 8 speeds.

Two of the Euro 5 diesel engines that give the Italian Ministry of Finance - a leading high-performance diesel engine - to deliver 190 hp and 224 hp, and comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission. In particular, the version of 224 hp and maximum torque of 550 Nm at 1600-2800 rpm.

On-board Technology

Lancia Thema This innovative UConnect ® System Information diplomatic telecommunications and new technologies on board designed to keep passengers connected, secure and safe. The navigation satellite touch screen and dual-zone climate control to adjust the functions on the Touch UConnect ® guarantees an excellent experience for drivers and passengers. Fitted as standard on the new flagship, the system has a large 8.4 inch touch screen with easy to use controls and allow users to connect and manage their devices (mobile phones or MP3 players). In addition, the Platinum trim level offers Lancia Thema exclusive system Garmin satellite navigation as standard which includes the TMC service and a premium audio system with nine speakers and subwoofer for a total of 506W amplification .

Active and passive safety

Lancia Thema offers over 70 advanced active and passive safety, including keyless Enter-N-Go and the electronic stability system (ESC) as standard with the exclusive braking Ready warning devices and Rain Brake Support that are designed to further improve processing and handling in the car, more active pedestrian protection to protect pedestrians in case of accidental impact. To ensure maximum visibility at night and in all lighting conditions, Lancia Thema Smartbeam offers Xenon adaptive headlights ™ as standard.

Also available on request, a number of innovative features that make the model Lancia true for the new category.

Collision Warning cruise control (ACC) and future (FCS)

Restrictions on the traditional systems of cruise control to win the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). When the vehicle reaches a second slower vehicle ahead, ACC adjusts the speed and (if necessary) will activate the brakes to maintain a safe distance in the driver esivalitsemaa, allowing it to avoid repetitive manual intervention. This represents a much more relaxing, comfortable driving experience for the driver. This feeling of safety and welfare of the ship is further strengthened on Collision Warning (FCS), the additional feature that warns the driver if the incidents. Finally, the Adaptive Cruise Control has been optimized to avoid the unintended consequences of fuel consumption.

Blind Spot Detection

A visual indicator signals the face of goal-income arbitrage, which is a dangerous situation to take the car along, that does not appear in the face of goal. When the indicator is activated, and is intended to signal lane change, a visual and audible alarm alerts the driver to control the position of the vehicles around him very carefully before switching.

Cross Path Detection

The system avoids the risk of collisions at low speeds, a series of sensors to detect moving vehicles when the driver turns.

Parkview (Tm) Rear Back-Up Camera

When you select reverse gear, a camera is automatically activated, showing the view of the road on a 8.4 inch screen built into the dashboard. This feature ensures maximum safety for the driver, other vehicles and pedestrians in particular.

Smartbeam ™ and HID headlamps

xenon headlights intelligent, which automatically adjusts in height and depth to ensure maximum visibility with a sensor that senses the ambient conditions of traffic lights.