Lancia Lybra sedan (1999-2004)
The Lancia Lybra is a car model of the middle class of the Italian car manufacturer Lancia. He is the successor to the Lancia Dedra and was offered by the summer of 1999 until the end of 2004 in Germany. In other countries, the combination was sold until into 2005.
Based on the Fiat Bravo / Brava platform was a middle-class vehicle, which is characterized by the more luxurious and more comfortable interpretation of its counterparts in the Fiat group, the Fiat Marea and the Alfa Romeo 156, took off. Despite largely identical floor group of ride comfort when Lybra was improved by a specially developed rear axle with trailing arms out in aluminum construction.
From the introduction in September 1999, two body versions were to the production end of the Lybra offered: a saloon ( Lybra Berlina ) and a station wagon ( Lybra SW).
During the construction period the Lybra indeed received no comprehensive facelift, however, technical improvements were made, especially in the first years. Among other things, the windows were reinforced and offered a wiper automatic.
The most significant technical innovation concerned the summer of 2000, the navigation system, the upgrade from an 8-bit version ( " G2" ) to a 16- bit version ( " G3" ) while you work faster, but also the problem of incompatible datasets containing brought. The problem was further compounded by the fact that already no more map updates for the G2 system were available very soon.
From autumn 2003, smaller equipment details were already no longer offered. In the course of this year fell away further engine variants, so that finally only the 1.8 - liter gasoline engine and the 1.9 liter diesel engine were available.
From the end of 2004, the Lancia Lybra was officially no longer offered in Germany. The Lybra was, however, sold in several other countries, however, last only in small numbers with the 1.9-liter diesel engine.
All engines were available with a five-speed manual gearbox, the 2.0 -liter engine from time to time with a 4-speed torque converter automatic with manual shift option ( " ComforTronic ").
The 1,6 - and 2,0 -liter petrol engines and the 1.9 jtd come from the Fiat Bravo, the 1.8 from the Fiat Barchetta and 2.4 jtd from the Alfa Romeo 156 In the course of the model history resulted some changes in the motor program. Thus, the 1.6-liter gasoline engine has been deleted. The 2.0 - liter petrol engine was re-tuned to meet the Euro 3 emissions standards and made from then 150 HP; simultaneously accounted for the automatic variant. The performance of the 1.9-liter jtd engine was initially increased to 110 hp 115 hp later on, and the 2.4 jtd engine raised in two steps to 140 hp or 150 hp.
Typical of the brand also offered the Lybra already in the basic version features details that were available in other middle-class models only as extra paid services, such as electric windows, ESP, curtain airbags, Central locking with remote control and dual-zone automatic climate control. For the first time in a middle class vehicle also an integrated control system was offered as standard, combined with the audio and telematics functions in one unit and could be controlled or accessed via menus. Optionally this device could be equipped with a navigation system and integrated mobile phone with speakerphone.
Above the basic version of the Lybra, there was the LX variant, with additional aluminum wheels, Alcantara seat covers and developed by Bose audio system.
The special models " Intensa ", " Emblema " and " Executive" possessed special finishes, selected interior finishes and specially composed equipment packages.
- Lancia catalogs, price lists and Press Releases
- Official Lancia websites of European countries
- German Manual Lancia Lybra