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Sergio Marchionne talks about Lancia brand...

Discussion in 'Fiat News & Rumors' started by Medicin-Man, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. jimboy

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    Anybody know where medicin-man is ? Haven't seen any posts by him recently.
     
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  3. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    I was hoping we would have heard something from Medicin-Man by now.

    Everyone and everything should have an advocate as passionate and loyal as he is about Lancia.
     
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    Maybe he left, a lot of positive people have left, due to all this moaning and groaning on allpar, non-believers rule this forum, plus all the anti FIAT noise.

    You shake your head and go elsewhere.

    The plaster is coming off tomorrow and the leg is healed, no time any more for allpar.

    All the best to the valiant's and latranyi's of the world.

    Have a good time.
     
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  5. Medicin-Man

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    Recently, I have dedicated most of my time to art instead. :) In fact, there had been pretty much nothing to post anyway before this news emerged.
     
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  10. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    Nice to see you back Medicin-Man!

    Although.....I can certainly understand why you would feel the need to take a break from these boards.

    Sometimes, it almost gets to the point where you can predict what someone will say about a topic before it even gets posted......with the result being that you hear the same voices arguing the same points over and over in thread after thread.

    I know I don't follow these boards nearly as often anymore.....and chances are I'm not alone.
     
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    Exactly.......
     
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    It's been well flagged that FCA Europe is getting out of the small diesel engine game. Thanks to Volkswagen, the EU has accelerated its schedule for tightening diesel emissions, which will make these engines too expensive to use in small cars. Meanwhile mild hybrid offers a cheaper, lighter way to meet emissions targets while also improving driver responsiveness.

    FireFly plus mild hybrid will replace the current 1.3 diesel across the company's range. FireFly alone will replace the TwinAir, 1.2 FIRE and 1.4 FIRE in gasoline. Four engines in three families replaced by two engines in one family.

    Ypsilon is still a steady seller, and the Lancia brand would support a second model in Italy. However, because it's "in Italy", that second model would have to be a B-segment car, and until Primo/Argo, FCA Europe didn't have a good, modern set of parts to build one from. Here's hoping...
     
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    More and more voices say that Lancia will get a new model to be built in Melfi. Of course, rumours are...rumours. However, Lapo Elkan has also decided to support our beloved brand. If you have a profile on Instagram, search #makelanciagreatagain. FCA will present the next product plan in May 2018. By that time, we will have found out the truth.

    Lancia Ypsilon klaar voor nieuwe fase | Auto Edizione (at https://www.autoedizione.nl/lancia-ypsilon-klaar-nieuwe-fase/ )
     
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    Who is Lapo? And why I should have an Instagram?
     
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    I couldn't tell you about Instagram, since I don't belong to it myself.

    These links.....however.....should be able to tell you a little something about Lapo Elkann. In a nut-shell.....Lapo is the older flamboyant brother of FCA's very own John Elkann.

    In my opinion.....if Lapo has decided to take Lancia under his wing.....that's nothing but GOOD. The early 2000's revival of the Fiat 500 was the brain-child of Lapo.

    Lapo may be many things.....but BORING IS NOT ONE OF THEM ! ! !;)

    How Lapo Elkann Rebounded from Rock Bottom to Build His Own Business Empire | Vanity Fair

    Lapo Elkann Unveils Garage Italia HQ in Milan – WWD

    Lapo Elkann, Fiat Heir, Goes From Playboy to Bad Boy Again - The New York Times
     
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    Krikey that is a nice way to describe him! Many would have employed a different choice of words...

    Regardless, as little as his influence is in Product Strategy at FCA these days, he still accounts as an influential insider, hence, one more reason to keep our hopes up for at least SOMETHING.

    I fear it won't be anything worthy of the Flaminia, Appia, Aurelia, and the likes' glorious past, and we'll see instead yet another overpriced city car, but anything is better than nothing.

    Still keeping my hopes up, for what it counts
     
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    I was choosing to be charitable and diplomatic.

    Your sentiments.....and those of many others are better expressed by what I wrote later in that post:

    Lapo may be many things.....but BORING IS NOT ONE OF THEM ! ! !;)
     
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    Unlike his brother, one would say...Like fire and water...:D
     
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    @Medicin-Man how old is this Ypsilon? I mean when is it due for replacement?
     

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