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Fiat is hoping that rebadged Chryslers, such as the 200 Convertible, will help their struggling Lancia brand in Europe.
As expected, Lancia has rolled out their newly rebadged Chrysler 200 Convertible at the Frankfurt Auto Show. With its new name, Fiat is hoping the addition to their Lancia lineup will help rejuvenate the brand. No other significant changes have been made from the 200 Convertible, but without a doubt they're both huge improvements over their predecessor, the Sebring. Still, the 200/Flavia is still the same car underneath as the old Sebring, albeit with a new and better quality interior and some updated body panels.
Power for the Flavia will come from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with 175hp and is mated to a six-speed automatic. No word yet whether Fiat/Chrysler will offer the Flavia with a manual, something that's still very common in Europe. Official pricing hasn't been announced either, but this should become available soon as the Flavia is expected to hit European dealerships in the coming months.