TURIN -- Lancia has set the design course for its next decade with the two-door Pu+Ra HPE concept, which includes design cues from historic models such as the Stratos and Beta.
The brand is moving upscale as it joins Stellantis’ premium cluster, which includes Alfa Romeo and DS Automobiles. It will reveal three new models, starting with the new Ypsilon small car to debut in early 2024, followed by the Gamma midsize flagship in 2026 and the Delta compact hatchback in 2028.
CEO Luca Napolitano said on Sunday at an event in Milan to reveal the Pu+Ra HPE that the flagship model, previously internally designated as Aurelia, would be called Gamma.
The return of the nameplate is an homage to the first Gamma, launched in 1976 as a midsize fastback at a time when "three box" sedans were the only architecture for flagship models. Fastback designs have been enjoying a renaissance in recent years, most recently with the midsize Peugeot 408.
Napolitano said the Pu+Ra concept represents "the brand vision for the next 10 years that takes Lancia into the era of electric mobility and sums up our way of conceiving and experiencing the car."