Lancia Pins Its Hopes on a Revived Delta

The rally-winning Delta from the 1980s is coming back as a new model, a five-door hatchback to compete with the Golf, Mégane, and Astra

Fiat's 102-year-old Lancia brand has a colorful history. Car lovers fondly recall innovative models from the 1940s and '50s such as the Aurelia and Aprilia sedans and coupes, the super-fast Stratos sportster from the '70s, and the rally-winning Delta from the '80s. But by the 1990s, Lancia was suffering from quality problems, and sales—especially exports—plummeted.

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