Lancia Dedra car range and history
|Vehicle technical details|
|Production:||1989 to 2000|
|Assembly plants:||Chivasso Italy|
|Body and chassis|
|Body styles:||saloon,station wagon|
|Chassis/body:||Fiat Type 3 platform|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Drive:||Front wheel drive, all wheel drive|
|Engine Type:||Gasoline engines : 1.6-2.0 liters (55-124 kW) |
Diesel engine : 1.9 liters (66 kW)
|Displacement:|| Gasoline 1.6-2.0 liters (55-124 kW) |
Diesel 1.9 liters (66 kW)
|Engine power:|| Gasoline (55-124 kW) |
Diesel (66 kW)
|Weights and Dimensions|
The Lancia Dedra with the internal name of (835) is a model of the brand Lancia and was built from April 1989 to January 2000.
The Dedra was the sister model of the spring of 1993 built second generation of the Delta . These share the underbody with other models on the same platform: Fiat Tipo / Tempra , Fiat Bravo / Brava , Fiat Coupe , Lancia Delta II , Alfa Romeo 155, Alfa Romeo 145, Alfa Romeo 146, Alfa Romeo GTV and Alfa Romeo Spider .Technically, albeit not visually, the Fiat Coupé has the most similarities with the Lancia Dedra, closely followed by Fiat Tempra and Lancia Delta II.
First, there was the Dedra from spring 1989 to mid-1994 exclusively as a notchback sedan. With the revision in mid-1994, the vehicle was also produced as a station wagon under the name Dedra Station Wagon .The standard equipment level exceeded the then usual scope. In practice, however, customers saw the Dedra (also because of the relatively low purchase price) rather as an alternative to VW Golf / Vento , Opel Astra and Ford Escort .
When the model was introduced, the car was comparatively well equipped in terms of driving and safety, including ABS(standard in all vehicles with engines of 1.8 l and over), safety chassis and four headrests. With the revision in the summer of 1994, he then experienced further elaborate improvements in passive ( side impact protection , the body stiffeners, through the fire prevention system, stronger brakes) and active safety ( airbag , belt tensioners, etc.). At the time, these features did not count as a class standard. However, a passenger airbag could not be delivered until the end of production.In September 1999, the Lancia Lybra was introduced as the successor to the Dedra. Like this one, it was available as a notchback sedan as well as a station wagon.
All Dedras were equipped as standard with a 5-speed manual transmission , with the exception of the 2.0 i. e. Automatic, which received a 4- speed automatic transmission from the VW Group.
The Dedra was designed as a front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive could be ordered in the first series in combination with the 2-liter turbo engine as integrals , in the second series, however, only as a combination with 2.0-16V engine. The all-wheel technology was based mainly on the Delta HF Integrale and is considered very robust. In addition to the Dedra is the identical drive also in the Fiat Tempra 4 × 4 or the Alfa 155 Q4.
Exceptional was the optionally available electronically controlled suspension (computer-controlled damper setting between soft and hard , depending on the road surface and driving situation), as well as the optional digital ( optoelectronic ) dashboard or the automatic headlamp leveling. In the course of the production cycle, just those equipment options were gradually removed from the accessory lists or standard equipment.
The engine selection went through numerous changes, especially the gasoline engines were available in many variants and configuration levels. As a basis, gasoline engines with 1.6 liters displacement, 1.8 liters displacement, 2.0 liters displacement were installed with and without exhaust gas turbocharger . Alternatively, a could turbo-diesel engine with 1.9 liter displacement be ordered.
Dimensions (the Integrale versions have a smaller trunk volume and a different gauge at the rear axle):
- Vehicle length over all: 4343 mm
- Vehicle width (without mirror): 1700 mm
- Vehicle height (saloon with original suspension): 1430 mm
- Vehicle height (SW with original suspension): 1446 mm
- Front track: 1436 mm
- Rear gauge: 1415 mm
- Wheelbase: 2540 mm
- Overhang at the front: 881 mm
- Rear overhang: 922 mm
- Trunk volume sedan: 480 liters
- Boot volume SW: 448 liters / 803 liters
- 04/89: Presentation of the Lancia Dedra with the engines 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 1.9 tds
- 11/90: Introduction of the Integrale
- 04/91: Introduction of the turbo
- 05/92: Introduction of the Dedra Automatic
- 10/92: first smaller model revision with various detail improvements
- 01/93: Safety package (airbag, belt tensioner, side impact protection)
- 07/94: big model maintenance (Series II); new engines, elimination of turbo engines, new station wagon variant , new taillights (now red / white / red), new fabrics, door panels from the Lancia Delta II (836), new gasoline engines, various body reinforcements, full wheel covers in a new design
- 01/95: Immobilizer as standard
- 11/95: small facelift, replacement of automatic headlamp leveling by manual control
- 03/96: 2.0 16V is no longer available, as a replacement, the 1.8 now has 96 kW (131 hp)
- 01/97: the production of the 2.0 16V Integrale is discontinued
- 05/97: new fabrics and carpets in the interior
- 07/97: the production of the 1.8 with 83 kW (113 hp) is discontinued
- 12/97: Large facelift (Series III), new gasoline engine (1.6 16V), new front axle (as in the Fiat Marea , Bravo , Brava and Coupé ), taillights now completely red, headlights and turn signals in front black tinted, dashboard of the Lancia Delta II (836), new alloy wheels, painted bumpers and other exterior retouchings, still no passenger airbag or ESP.
- 01/00: End of production