Lancia Voyager headed to Geneva with a diesel engine

 Lancia Voyager headed to Geneva with a diesel engine
Lancia Voyager 27.2.2013

Produces 178 HP (131 kW)

The Lancia Voyager is a rebadged Chrysler Town & Country, but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing a series of changes to the minivan.

First and foremost, the Voyager will be offered with a new 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that develops 178 HP (131 kW) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which allows the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 11.5 seconds, hit a top speed of 193 km/h (120 mph) and average 7.9 L/100km (29.7 mpg US / 35.7 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 207 g/km.

The updated model also gains two new exterior colors - Maximum Steel and Billet Silver - as well as a new Trailer Sway Damping system which works with the Electronic Stability Control system to brake the van to "maintain the stability of the vehicle and trailer."

Source: Lancia Voyager

Lancia Voyager, emotions to share

Lancia Voyager is the benchmark of the large MPV segment and the perfect expression of space shared between emotion and travel experience. Depending on the market, the Lancia Voyager range is made up of three trim levels (Silver, Gold and Platinum) and two engines: the new 178 HP 2.8L Euro 5 turbo diesel and the 283 HP 3.6L V6 Pentastar petrol engine.

Début of the new 178 HP 2.8 L

The 2.8 common-rail turbodiesel engine with the unprecedented 178 HP (131 kW) version is making its début on the Lancia Voyager. The engine is distinguished by a particularly favourable fuel supply system due to the maximum torque of 360 Nm available over a very extensive operating range (from 1,400 to 3,400 rpm), offering greater flexibility and responsiveness in any driving condition. The four-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder and dual overhead camshaft with belt control is equipped with a high pressure 1,800 bar common rail injection system with piezo injectors and a variable geometry turbocharger.

Other features of the new Lancia Voyager 178 HP 2.8 turbodiesel are the new intake manifold made of composite material with electronic turbulence control, an EGR exhaust gas recirculation system, reduced friction O-rings, oil and exhaust gas temperature sensors, diesel particle filter (DPF) and further adjustments to reduce noise, vibrations and rigidity (NVH) and to guarantee improved driving comfort. The Lancia Voyager 178 HP 2.8 turbodiesel reaches 193 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.5 seconds. Its fuel consumption on the type-approved combined cycle is 7.9 l/100 km while CO2 emissions are 207 g/km.

New 'Trailer Sway Damping' system as standard

The 2013 Lancia Voyager range offers the innovative 'Trailer Sway Damping' as standard in addition to the new metallic 'Maximum Steel' and 'Billet Silver' colours. A potentially dangerous oscillation can occur in all towing situations. The electronic Trailer Sway Damping system is designed to detect sudden movements of the trailer and helps to correct the situation.

The system uses the sensors of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to recognise when the vehicle and/or trailer start to move out of alignment without the movement being caused by steering input. The system applies a braking pressure on the wheels at the opposite ends of the vehicle and can adjust the throttle valve to contribute toward elimination of the skid and maintain the stability of the vehicle and trailer. Therefore, with the Lancia Voyager a caravan or trailer can be towed in total safety thanks to the new 'Trailer Sway Damping' system (standard on every trim level).

The model in brief

A wealth of standard equipment is common to all trim levels, including 17" alloy wheels and roof rails (black on the Gold trim level and chrome-plated on the Platinum trim level), while the front and rear seats upholstered in top quality leather stand out inside the passenger compartment (the heating function and electrically-controlled adjustment are also offered on the Gold and Platinum trim levels). The steering wheel with audio controls and gear lever knob are also upholstered in leather.

The interior of the Voyager has been conceived as a cosy and comfortable living room. It is both sturdy and flexible owing to the Stow'n Go system which is standard on the entire range. Patented by Chrysler, the system allows the second and third rows of seats to be stowed away inside the floor, providing a record capacity of 4,100 litres. One distinguishing feature of the Platinum trim level is the possibility of folding down the third row seats with an electric control.

Completing the standard equipment of the new Lancia Voyager, depending on the trim level and the market, are more than 40 active and passive safety features (ESC, 6 airbags, cruise control, fog lights, automatic headlights, Blind Spot and Cross Path detection and active pedestrian protection). There are also many contents that guarantee maximum comfort on board and travelling pleasure, including the automatic three-zone climate control system, electric adjustments of seats and pedals, and the U-ConnectTM hands-free system with iPod/MP3 that integrates the navigation function and the rear camera for parking assistance.

The door mirrors (heated), side doors and tailgate are also electrically adjustable. The audio system with nine speakers, a subwoofer and up to 506 W of total power is standard on the Platinum trim level. Even when it comes to music performance, the Lancia Voyager has everything it takes to accompany every trip with all the thrills you want.

Finally, the Lancia model is available with two engines that offer engineering and performance coming together to deliver comfort beyond compare to enhance your travelling experience: the powerful 283 HP Pentastar V6 3.6 petrol and the brilliant 2.8 turbo diesel in the 178 HP version. Both engines comply with Euro 5 standards and are combined as standard with a 6-speed automatic gearbox with torque converter that offers closer spacing between the gears, limiting engine speed changes between the different transmission ratios and guaranteeing smoother engagements suited to all driving situations.

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Comments (8)

FIAT is killing the brand Lancia; come on!! Lancia a re-badged Chrysler what a disgrace; a Disgrace to Lancia Delta HF integrale and other rally cars
Feb 28, 2013 2:34 am
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It's a bit ironic given this is probably one of the best cars with Lancia name on it.
Feb 28, 2013 3:10 am
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Chrysler is not one of the best cars btw
Feb 28, 2013 7:57 am
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Lancia and "bus" sound like an oxymoron. The Heads at the top should have the brains to take advantage of the Lancia brand and revive excitement with sporty coupes, roadsters and sedans.
Feb 28, 2013 12:54 am
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Everytime I look at this it makes me sad. I hope a second recession happens and I hope Chrysler get wiped out in it. It would be justice for what they've done to Lancia.
Feb 27, 2013 3:50 pm
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correction: what FIAT has done to Lancia. I agree it's a big disgrace what happened to Lancia, such a legendary brand.
Feb 27, 2013 3:59 pm
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Maybe. Just get Lancia as far away from the two as possible, get it in the ownership of absolutely ANYONE else. And why not have Bertone design Lancia's cars? Bertone does really awesome designs, Lancia could really benefit from them
Feb 27, 2013 5:59 pm
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Wrong destination! Bring it to Canada and US ASAP!
Feb 27, 2013 3:40 pm
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