Lancia Delta 2nd generation
|Assembly||Pomigliano d'Arco, Naples|
|Body style||3 and 5-door hatchback|
|Platform||Fiat Type Two (Tipo Due) platform|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 3-speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,540 mm (100 in)|
|Length||4,011 mm (157.9 in)|
|Width||1,759 mm (69.3 in)|
|Height||1,430 mm (56 in)|
|Curb weight||1130-1330 kg (2491-2932 lb)|
|Related||Fiat Tipo Fiat Tempra Fiat Coupé Lancia Dedra Alfa Romeo 145 Alfa Romeo 146 Alfa Romeo 155|
|Designer(s)||I.DE.A Institute's Ercole Spada|
The successor to the original Delta, the 'Nuova Delta' (Type 836), was introduced in 1993 based on the Fiat Tipo platform. The Nuova Delta was targeted at customers more interested in comfort and convenience than overall performance and power.
The Nuova Delta was offered with engine versions up to 193 PS (142 kW; 190 hp), but without four-wheel drive. Until 1995 only five-door hatchback body styles was offered, when the three-door was introduced under the name HPE. In 1996 two 1.8-litre engines were introduced (one with variable valve timing) and the naturally aspirated 2.0 was discontinued.
The Delta was dropped from Lancia's lineup in 1999, with no immediate successor. The Dedra was axed at the same time and was replaced by the Lybra, which was not offered with a hatchback body style.