The Fiat Group's inability to offer the Chrysler 200 with a diesel engine in Europe meant that even though the company created Lancia-badged concepts of both the sedan and convertible variants of the mid-size model, only the latter would make it into production.
The reasoning behind Fiat's decision is that while the absence of a diesel option automatically kills chances of any success for the Lancia Flavia saloon in Europe, the convertible can attract buyers even with a gasoline-engine only.
Now, with European sales of the Flavia Convertible well underway in select markets including, but not limited to, Italy, Germany, France and Sweden, the Italian carmaker dropped a slew of photos for those with a genuine interest in the car or for those just want to see what a 200 Convertible with a Lancia logo looks like.
The 4.9 metres long Flavia is available exclusively with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 168hp (170PS) at 6,000 rpm and 220Nm (162 lb-ft), coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels.
At least in Italy, the Flavia is offered in a single trim that Lancia says is "all inclusive", and by which it means that it comes equipped with standard leather upholstery, ESC and Traction control, ABS, four airbags, the Uconnect multimedia system complete with satellite navigation system, and a high-end Boston Acoustic Sound System.