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Did Fiat Simply Photoshop Lancia badges on the Chrysler 200 Convertible?

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Maybe it's because I'm a suspicious person by nature, but upon seeing the pictures of the Lancia Flavia Concepts, the first thing I thought of doing was to head over to Chrysler and check out the gallery of photos of the 200. Now, even though there's a possibility I could be wrong, my gut instinct and experience tell me that the photo of the official Lancia Flavia Convertible Concept has been doctored, or to put it bluntly, the Fiat Group simply photoshoped the Italian firm's badges on an existing photo of the Chrysler 200 Convertible.

The Italians might have been able to get away with it if it weren't for a couple of obvious blunders, the most telling of which are the shadows on the left-hand corner of the front bumper and just above the lug nuts on the front alloy wheel. Feel free to check out the photos in high-res quality for yourselves right after the jump.

By John Halas



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12 Comments:

SHL said... »February 14, 2011

You're right, but- I don't know how- perspective is a little bit different.

Anonymous said... »February 14, 2011

This must be a symbolic move showing the wrong direcion they have chosen in the Fiat-Chrysker group: they simply use tricks and hope to convince imbecile people, rather than do really something substantial in order to go forward and make progress.

Rick said... »February 14, 2011

That's why they call it rebadging. All they change is the badge.

trader said... »February 14, 2011

Wow!!! What a car. American car (with the roof chopped off) dynamics, italian car electrics. A 100% sure future classic. 50% of the owners will get sick of the dynamics after driving from the dealeship home. The other 50% will face reliability issues. Either way, the cars will be left home, clocking the least possible miles on their odometers. It will be a very rare sight on the roads, so future collectors will keep an eye on them in the future.
I bet it will sell more in the States because over their you have the opportunity to shoot it if you don't like it. Pitty we can't do the same over here in Europe.
NM

DanDaMan said... »February 14, 2011

Good job sherlock! But the true question is...did they use a REGISTERED copy of Photoshop to do it????

Anonymous said... »February 14, 2011

Chrysler and Fiat are a joint-company. Hence the "rebadge". How did you get a job writing about cars, and how did this even get past the editors?

Anonymous said... »February 14, 2011

That is obviusly a ps.....nothing news sherlock holmes!

Nick said... »February 14, 2011

Apparently some people don't know the difference between REBADGE and PHOTOSHOP. But wait, we all know about Chrysler's SHILLS lurking on this website. And hey Professor Anon, it's NOTHING NEW and not NOTHING NEWS, and OBVIOUSLY not OBVIUSLY. Learn how to write first before you SHILL. I'm sick and tired of all these uneducated shills popping up whenever there's a Chrysler article

Anonymous said... »February 15, 2011

Carscoop should remove this before too many sees it... I thought everyone new about Fiat buying Chrysler - especially if you´re in the business.

Anonymous said... »February 15, 2011

Your right it's a photoshop, they have used one of the distortion tools to remove the 'fish eye' perspective of the original pic and placed it on a blank background. Even for a rebadge there are still different levels, for example they may decide to change elements of colour and trim, interior/exterior embellishment and the previous production tools may need to be modified to remove embossed elements from the old logos. From the images it looks like Fiat intend to simply stick the Lancia logo & chrome bar arrangement over the top of the old grill (so they don't need to modify the tool for the old Chrysler grill) ....a real cheap and nasty approach. I can't see this fooling many people, I would have thought both brands are pretty low on most peoples desirable list.

Anonymous said... »February 15, 2011

they come with the new lancia bar in the boot and a bit of gleu, if they want a lancia the employee wil just gleu the bar on top of the old grill and you got yourself a lancia(and they cut a few wires for the italian electrical problems)

Braddo said... »February 15, 2011

Your right I think- The answer, "yes they did"

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