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LANCIA LYBRA: A LANCIA FOR THE YEAR 2000 AND BEYOND, 21 June 1999

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Lancia at the 58th Frankfurt International Motor Show, 06 September 1999

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The Frankfurt event marks the Lancia Lybra’s first outing at an international Motor Show – and visitors will be able to admire both saloon and Station Wagon versions. This model is important to the Brand because its target segment is critical in terms of volume and image and it also sets out to fulfil a twofold aim.
Firstly, it is designed to bring the sort of content until now reserved for flagships to this hard-fought middle market band. Secondly, it marks a change of direction for Lancia: the company wishes to hark back to its glittering past and, just as in those days, to propose a style of driving that is unmistakably Lancia. In other words, Lancia wants its customers to enjoy all the performance of a great roadster but without stress and in an environment as pleasant as a living room that is able to convey an idea of wellbeing.
These themes are recognisable as the premises behind the Dialogos concept car, the biodynamic car that was never intended as a theoretical exercise but as an ideal model and an ultimate point of arrival. The Lancia Lybra represents the first step along this road.
It succeeds due to its understated, elegant style that hints at tradition yet looks toward the future. Stylistic form and function meet in the new model to display evident kinship with Lancias of the past plus all the practicality we expect from a car built for the year 2000.
It succeeds as a result of its discreetly refined interior that is congenial but never over the top: a few inserts in wood from managed sources – but not too many; a two-toned facia that is darker at the top and lighter at the bottom to give an impression of space and light or – as an option – in a solid anthracite shade; armchair-like seats trimmed in choice Alcantara® cloth or leather; matte surfaces that are pleasing to the touch, glossy black control switches reminiscent of the famed Mont Blanc fountain pen.
This top-class, lovingly-detailed environment extends throughout the passenger compartment. An ideal microclimate and living room at the same time, it is the strong point and also the distinguishing feature of a car built from the inside out to offer a level of on-board wellbeing that adds up to total gratification.
Contributing features include a highly efficient heater and climate control system (the air output is 445 m3/h) that also offer a dual-zone function. In other words, the driver and passengers can adjust air temperature to their own separate needs. The system also delivers clean air at all times due to the presence of a dual filter that traps particulate and pollen, removes harmful substances and absorbs unpleasant odours. An air quality sensor also automatically activates air circulation when the car travels around town, through tunnels or in a traffic jam.
Comfort, wellbeing, quality of life. A top quality hi-fi is certainly important for the latter. Only the best is good enough for the Lancia Lybra: a system designed and developed specifically for the two cars (the settings are different for the saloon and station wagon) by the top firm in the sector: the US company Bose. The resulting Hi-Fi is able to produce extraordinarily realistic sound quality to concert-hall standard. The system offers 300 Watts of musical power output, a five-channel analogue amplifier with built-in active equalisation circuits and seven speakers: two woofers, two tweeters, two midrange speakers and a bass box.
As you sit back in the ideal microclimate offered by the passenger compartment feeling as comfortable as though you were in your own home surrounded by silence (the articulation index is excellent at 72) broken only by the crystal-clear tones of the Bose sound system, you can concentrate on getting in touch with your car. This is done via an Integrated Control System (ICS) located in the central console. High up so you can read information without taking your eyes off the road. In the middle of the facia so it can be used easily by the passenger and seen by those in the back seat. The device comes with a 5″ multifunction active matrix colour screen (an absolute first for cars in this segment) and acts as the car’s computerised core. The system controls the radio, trip computer, on-board system checks, clock and – when fitted – the GSM phone and satellite navigation system.
Five excellent power units, all multivalve, ensure the car responds sweetly to its driver’s requirements. Three engines are petrol-driven: a 76 kW (103 bhp) four cylinder 1.6 16v unit, a 96 kW (131 bhp) 1.8 16v four cylinder 1.8 unit and a 113 kW (154 bhp) 2.0 20v five cylinder unit. These powerful and wonderfully flexible engines offer excellent torque delivery: 144 Nm (14.7 kgm) at 4000 rpm for the first, 164 Nm (16.7 kgm) at 3800 rpm for the second and 186 Nm (19 kgm) at 3750 rpm for the third.
The petrol engines are joined by two turbodiesel units that represent the cream of present-day diesel engineering. They are a 77 kW (105 bhp) 1.9 JTD and a 98.5 kW (134 bhp) 2.4 JTD, both with common rail direct injection. Both power units give the Lancia Lybra outstanding performance, good fuel economy and great comfort typified by a lack of vibration and great noiselessness.
In short, a range of versions with performance levels worthy of a great roadster. The car’s top speed (from 185 to 210 km/h) and qualities of pick-up and acceleration (the Lancia Lybra 2.0 20v accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds) count for a lot, of course, but this car’s main quality is the fact that the driver can enjoy all the performance without stress.
The Lancia Lybra mechanicals are carefully engineered to offer all the driving satisfaction, roadholding and active safety one would expect from a higher-segment car – coupled with a quintessentially Lancia brand of comfort.
The credit goes mainly to the suspension system, which consists of a new-generation MacPherson strut layout at the front and an innovative Guided Longitudinal Arm (Bracci Longitudinali Guidati or BLG in Italian) at the rear. This particularly effective, sophisticated solution (it could be described as a multilink suspension designed for extra comfort) offers considerable advantages in terms of handling and roadholding. The system controls vertical and horizontal wheel movements more effectively by making the tyres work in an ideal manner in relation to the ground at all times, i.e. with uniform pressure over the entire contact area. To improve driving comfort, the wheel draws back slightly when it encounters an obstacle to deaden the blow and overcome the obstacle more easily.
On the mechanical front, the Lancia Lybra features a four disk braking system comparable to a higher segment car in terms of structure, size and materials (an ABS with electronic brakeforce distributor (EBD) comes as standard on all versions). Last but not least, a noiseless, precise five-speed manual gearbox or, as an alternative, a Comfortronic, the electronically-controlled adaptive automatic transmission available on the 2.0 LX saloon and station wagon versions.
The transmission can work in two modes: automatic (‘full auto’) and manual (‘Tip’). When the selector lever is in the left-hand sector of the gate, the speed is selected manually by the driver: push forward to change up and pull back to change down.
When the lever is shifted into the right-hand sector, the Comfortronic works fully automatically and allows the car to be driven in maximum comfort. The control unit controls the transmission adaptively. In other words, it analyses car driving conditions and driving style and compares them with standards stored in its software. Then it is able to select the operating program best suited to the current situation and the driver’s wishes. Two buttons on the console in front of the lever can also be used to change operating mode at will: Sport for a sporty drive, Ice when the road surface is slippery.
To recap, the Lancia Lybra’s attributes include on-board wellbeing, original styling, pleasant congenial interiors and sophisticated technology. Both outfit levels of this great medium-range élite car (Lybra and LX) also offer a great array of features, beginning with the safety devices: an ABS is joined by four airbags (two at the front and two sidebags), seat-belts with a dual attachment low down on the seat, pretensioner and load limiter. A concealed third head-restraint is also fitted to the central rear seat.
The headlights come with halogen bulbs, bifocal reflectors and complex surface optics for one of the best performances in the segment: visibility is more than one hundred metres for the main beams and light distribution is very even. Distribution is also perfect for the dipped beams over the first 40 metres.

Lancia at the 74th Paris International Motor Show, 05 October 2000

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The Lancia Lybra continues to go from strength to strength. Features of Lancia’s new medium-sized car particularly appreciated by customers include a stylish shape, carefully executed interior and, above all, the wealth of high-tech features added for greater comfort, practicality and safety.
These include a Bose® sound system, a sophisticated hi-fi with extremely faithful, realistic and well-distributed sound reproduction. Designed and developed specially for the Lancia Lybra, it offers 300 watts of musical power, seven speakers and a five-channel analogue amplifier with built-in active equalisation circuits.
Great quality of life on board is also ensured by a highly efficient climate control system that is dual zone, i.e. it allows the driver and front passenger to adjust air temperature separately.
An air quality sensor also improves the quality of air inside the car from 40 to 70 percent. A sensor measures external pollution and automatically activates the recirculation function when necessary to isolate the passenger compartment while the car is driven through town, through a tunnel or in a traffic queue.
The Lancia Lybra’s numerous functions can be monitored immediately by means of its Integrated Control System (ICS), which controls the radio, trip computer, on-board system checks, clock and – where fitted – the GSM phone and satellite navigation system. A 5 inch active matrix multifunction colour screen located in the upper part of the central console makes it easier for the driver to read information and can also be consulted with ease by the passenger.
On-board well-being also means comfortable, sophisticated and harmonious interiors. Thus the facia comes in one and two colours (dark grey at the top and light grey at the bottom, with shades of grey and beige to match the cloth trims) to give the passenger compartment an impression of space and light. The seats are also in fine materials such as Alcantara® or leather while surfaces are opaque and pleasing to the touch. Inserts, interior handles and control keys are black and shiny.
This Lancia saloon offers two outfit levels: Lybra and LX, both with a long equipment list and great attention to detail. Five power units are on offer: a 76 kW (103 bhp) 1.6 16v unit; a 96 kW (130 bhp) 1.8 16v V.V.T unit; a 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 20v five cylinder unit. Plus sophisticated turbodiesel engines: a 81 kW (110 bhp) 1.9 jtd unit and a 103 kW (140 bhp) 2.4 jtd unit with common rail indirect injection system.
Apart from the engines, cutting-edge technical features also ensure a typically Lancia standard of driving comfort and satisfaction. The suspension layout, for example, is innovative (MacPherson struts at the front and a BLG guided longitudinal arm configuration at the rear), to insulate the car body against noise and road stress. The braking system includes four large discs and an ABS as standard, complete with electronic brakeforce distributor EBD.
The Lybra is as comfortable and satisfying to drive as only a Lancia can be. Standard features, in addition to the ABS, include four airbags (two at the front and two at the side), a third head-restraint (that can be concealed) for the central rear seat and front seat-belts with a double lower attachment on the seat, pretensioner and load limiter.
Visitors to the Paris show can admire a saloon (the 2.0 LX) and two Station Wagons: the 2.4 jtd and the 1.8 LX.

Lancia at the 2000 Bologna Motor Show, 20.11.2000

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A good-looking, sophisticated and safe car. A car created and designed to offer a standard of on-board life that makes it a pleasure to inhabit the car in all senses and with all senses.
Extra satisfaction is added by a Bose® sound system, a sophisticated Hi-Fi created through a team effort that involved the Lancia Lybra’s designers working with engineers from Bose, the US sector leader.
The set is capable of extremely faithful, realistic, wraparound sound reproduction and offers 300 watts of musical power, a five-channel analogue amplifier with built-in active equalisation circuits and seven speakers: two woofers, two tweeters, two mid-range speakers and a bass box.
Great quality of life on board is also ensured by a dual zone climate control system that allows the driver and front passenger to select two different temperatures simultaneously.
An air quality sensor also allows the Lancia Lybra’s occupants to breathe clean air at all times. The sensor measures external pollution and automatically activates the recirculation function when necessary to isolate the passenger compartment while the car is driven through town, through a tunnel or in a traffic queue.
The Lancia Lybra saloon and station wagon versions both offer interiors that are as welcoming, sophisticated and well-balanced as your own living room: trim in fine materials (Alcantara® or leather), one or two-tone facia (dark grey at the top and light grey at the bottom, with shades of grey and beige to blend match the cloth) and shiny black control keys.
The central console houses the car’s electronic heart: an Integrated Control System (ICS), which controls the radio, trip computer, on-board system checks, clock and – where fitted – the GSM phone and satellite navigation system. A 5 inch active matrix multifunction colour screen is located high up to make it easier for the driver to read information and in the centre so it can also be used and consulted with ease by the passenger.
Comfort also means travelling and driving in absolute safety without getting tired. A lot of credit for this goes to the innovative suspension layout (MacPherson struts at the front and a BLG guided longitudinal arm configuration at the rear) that ensures outstanding handling and roadholding and insulate the car body against noise and road stress.
The Lancia Lybra is comfortable, stylish and satisfying to drive and comes in two particularly well-equipped and comprehensive outfit levels: Lybra and LX. Five power units are on offer. Three petrol engines: a 76 kW (103 bhp) 1.6 16v unit; a 96 kW (130 bhp) 1.8 16v unit; a 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 20v five cylinder unit. Two turbodiesel engines that visitors can admire on the stand: a 81 kW (110 bhp) 1.9 JTD unit and a 103 kW (140 bhp) 2.4 JTD unit, both with common rail indirect injection system and variable geometry turbocharger.
Because this Motor Show is attended by a young and dynamic crowd, we have chosen three particularly spirited versions, i.e. three station wagons with 1.9 and 2.4 JTD engines.

Lancia at the 71st Geneva International Motor Show, 22.02.2001

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A place of honour on the stand is reserved for the stylish and refined Lancia Lybra. Two version are on show, a saloon and a station wagon. Both in the LX specification and fitted with the powerful five cylinder 2.0 20 valve engine.
The Lancia Lybras are safe and satisfying to drive and offer outstanding quality of life on board because of their many state-of-the-art engineering solutions.
A Bose® sound system in the passenger compartment provides realistic, all-round hi-fi sound. The system comes with 300 Watts of musical power, a five-channel analogue amplifier with built-in active equalisation circuits and seven speakers: two woofers, two tweeters, two mid-range and a bass box.
A superlatively comfortable dual zone climate control system allows the driver and front passenger to choose two different temperature settings to ensure both enjoy the greatest imaginable wellbeing.
An air quality centre also assures the Lancia Lybra’s occupants clean air at all times because it measures external air pollution and automatically activates the recirculation function when necessary.
The interiors are also very welcoming and pleasing on the eye: all the trim is in top quality materials (such as Alcantara® or leather), while the facia may be one or two-tone (dark grey at the top and pale grey at the bottom, with grey and beige shades to match the cloth).
The central console houses a very convenient Integrated Control System (ICS). This controls the radio, trip computer, on-board system check, clock and – where fitted – the GSM phone and satellite navigation system. It fits a 5″ active matrix, multifunction colour screen. It is located high up so that drivers can read information without taking their attention off the road, and in the middle so that it can be used and consulted easily by the passenger too.
Both specification levels – the Lybra and LX – are particularly well-appointed and comprehensive. The car comes with five engines: three petrol units: a 76 kW (103 bhp) 1.6 16v unit; a 96 kW (130 bhp) 1.8 16v unit; a 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 five cylinder 20v unit. Two turbodiesels are available, both with common rail direct injection and variable geometry turbochargers: a 81 kW (110 bhp) 1.9 JTD and a 103 kW (140 bhp) 2.4 JTD.

LANCIA AT THE 59TH FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW, 10.09.2001

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This is the car that showed the world that Lancia had not forgotten how to adapt its great heritage to contemporary tastes and trends. In both saloon and Station Wagon guises, the Lancia Lybra always offers discreet elegance and refinement that leaves nothing to chance, even the most apparently insignificant details. An uncommon car, therefore, that is designed for those who want to stand out in a crowd.

The two versions on the stand are presented in the LX specification and equipped – respectively – with a powerful 2.0 20 valve 5 cylinder unit (110 kW-150 bhp) and a state-of-the-art turbodiesel 2.4 jtd (103 kW-140 bhp) with variable geometry and Common Rail technology.

They represent the 2001 range of a model that now offers still more. At the beginning of the year the cars were enhanced by major equipment items that are designed to accentuate the car’s already outstanding levels of comfort and safety.

The standard equipment array includes electric rear windows and window bags. The window bags extend along the whole width of the windows and protect the heads of front and rear passengers in the case of side impact.

Two prestige options are also available: gas discharge (xenon) headlamps and a sensor pack that includes a demister sensor and rain sensor.

From this month, the Lancia Lybra also offers as standard on the 2.0 and 2.4 jtd, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), a device designed to offer motorists absolute mastery of the car under all conditions. The ESP cuts in under extreme conditions when car stability is at risk and also helps the driver control the car on bends.

In addition to the two cars on view, the Lancia Lybra range comprises a further 14 versions with two specification levels (Lybra and LX), two different bodies (saloon and station wagon) and five power units. The petrol units include the aforementioned 2.0 20v, the 76 kW (103 bhp) 1.6 16v and the 96 kW (130 bhp) 1.8 16v. The Common Rail direct injection turbodiesel units with variable geometry turbocharger include the 2.4 and a 85 kW (115 bhp) 1.9 jtd.

FIAT AUTO AT THE 26th BOLOGNA MOTOR SHOW, 30.11.2001

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The Bologna Motor Show sees the debut of the Lancia Lybra Intensa, a new version designed for customers who want their Lybra with an extra touch of vitality.
The Lancia Lybra Intensa is due to go on sale in Italy from February next year and will be available in the saloon and station wagon versions with two engines. A 110 kW – 150 bhp 2.0 five cylinder 20v plus a Common Rail direct injection turbodiesel: the 85 kW -115 bhp 1.9 jtd. Both complete with ESP.
Now customers can choose from an even broader range of this most auspicious model. The Lybra was indeed responsible for relaunching Lancia as an élite brand with motorists and paving the way for the recent debut of its range leader, the Lancia Thesis.
Externally, the Lancia Lybra Intensa can be identified by its dark rear side and back windows (Privacy) that are available as an option. These ensure greater customer discretion and also hide the luggage compartment from prying eyes in the case of the station wagon. It is also distinguished by certain parts painted in grey Metalluro, such as the mouldings and door handles, bumpers and 16 inch light alloy wheels (the tyres are the 205/55 series so far only available from the Accessories range). The same shade has also been used on the Station Wagon roof mouldings.
Other details are burnished: this applies to the front grille, the number plate holder and rear nameplate surrounds, the sill plate and the turn signal and headlamp frames.
A special body colour has also been created for the Lancia Lybra Intensa. This new shade, Fountain Grey, will extend to five the number in the current range: Nicole Blue, Carmen Red, Elena Black, Elisa Grey, Luxor Black. Inside, the Lancia Lybra Intensa offers Alcantara® trim on the door panels and central seat strip. The rest is in leather: the outer parts of the seat, gear lever gaiter and knob (the upper part of the grip is also in wood), steering wheel and handbrake grip.
The instrument panel surround and door handles are chrome-plated. The panels and the door and facia profiles are, however, designed to look like dark walnut. And the instrument panel background is black.
The stand at Bologna features a Lancia Lybra Executive, the top-of-the-range version of this model. The spotlights are on a saloon equipped with a 2.0 five cylinder 20 valve power unit capable of 110 kW (150 bhp) of power and a torque of 181 Nm (18.5 kgm) at just 3750 rpm.
This engine takes the car to a top speed of 210 km/h and allows acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in under 10 seconds: 9.6 for the saloon; 9.9 for the station wagon. Over a combined cycle, fuel consumption figures are 9.8 and 10 l/100 km respectively.
The Lybra Executive is also available with the 2.4 jtd Common Rail turbodiesel engine. The engine delivers a power output of 103 kW (140 bhp) and a torque of 304 Nm (31 kgm). It allows the car a top speed of 205 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds for the saloon and 9.7 for the Station Wagon. The fuel consumption figures for both versions are less than 7 l/100 km over a combined cycle: 6.7 for the saloon and 6.9 for the Station Wagon. The heart and distinguishing feature of the powerful 2.4 jtd engine is a variable geometry turbocharger that ensures a prompt engine response from low speeds and high maximum power with exhilarating pick-up even in high gears.
From the engine to the styling. The Lancia Lybra Executive can also be identified externally by its Privacy windows and 16 inch alloy wheels painted in pale Chrome Shadow and fitted with 205/55 tyres.
Inside, all the instrument and control frames have the appearance of brushed metal.
The decidedly élite nature of the Lancia Lybra Executive is underscored inside by:

  • leather-trimmed features such as the steering wheel and gear lever knob
  • radio controls on the steering wheel
  • heated front seats
  • satellite navigation system with 5 inch colour screen and GSM phone built into the facia
  • cruise control
  • headlamp washers
  • electrochrome interior rear view mirror (darkens automatically when dazzled by the headlamps of the following car)
  • rain sensor for automatic windscreen wiper activation
  • demister sensor for automatic activation of the climate control device
  • electrically-adjustable door mirrors with electric heating and fold function to reduce car width.

In addition to the two cars on show, the Lancia Lybra is completed by two more petrol units (the 76 kW-103 bhp 1.6 16v and the 96 kW-130 bhp 1.8 16v ) and two very extensive and comprehensive equipment levels (Lybra and LX).
Since the beginning of the year, the 2001 range has also offered major equipment items that are designed to accentuate the car’s already outstanding levels of comfort and safety.
The standard equipment array includes electric rear windows and window bags. Window bags extend along the whole width of the windows and protect the heads of front and rear passengers in the case of side impact. ESP (Electronic Stability Program), an innovative electronic vehicle stability system that helps to restore the car to its correct trajectory is reserved for the 2.0 petrol and 2.4 jtd.
The ESP, an active safety device, gives the driver the total satisfaction of controlling the car as long as conditions are normal. It only cuts in when the situation becomes critical. To achieve this result, the ESP continually monitors tyre grip in both longitudinal and lateral directions. If the car skids, it adjusts drive torque and acts in differential manner on the wheels to restore directionality and ride stability.
Two prestige options are also available: gas discharge (Xenon) headlamps and a sensor pack that includes a demister sensor and rain sensor.

LANCIA AT THE 72nd INTERNATIONAL GENEVA MOTOR SHOW, 25.02.2002

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A place of honour on the stand is reserved for the Lancia Lybra Intensa, a version for customers who wish to add extra oomph to the model’s typical elegance and refinement (due to go on sale in April).
The car will come with a saloon and station wagon body and, for the Swiss market, two engines: a 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 five cylinder 20v and the new 110 kW (150 bhp) direct injection common rail turbodiesel 2.4 jtd. Externally, the Lybra Intensa can be identified by certain parts painted in grey Metalluro. These include the door mouldings and handles, bumpers and 16 inch light alloy wheels with 205/55 tyres. The same shade has also been applied to the Station Wagon roof mouldings. Other details are burnished: this applies to the front grille, number plate and rear identification light holder profile, sill plate and the turn signal and headlight frames.
The exterior line is complemented by optional darkened rear side windows and rear window to ensure passengers greater privacy and deflect unwanted attention from the luggage area on the Station Wagon. The Lancia Lybra Intensa can also come in a specific body colour, Fountain Grey, that joins the other five shades in the range: Nicole Blue, Elisa Grey, Elena Black and Luxor Black, Carmen Red.
Inside, the Lybra Intensa features perforated Alcantara® trim on the door panels and central seat panel. The remainder is leather-trimmed: the outer seat panels, gear lever gaiter and knob (the top part of the handgrip is in wood), steering wheel and handbrake grip.
The instrument and control frames and door handles are chrome-plated. The panels and door and facia surrounds are designed to look like dark walnut. The instrument and control panel background is black.
The Lybra Intensa Station Wagon is joined at the Geneva show by a Lancia Lybra saloon LX, equipped with a powerful 2.0 litre 20 valve engine.
The LX version is satisfying to drive and safe. It also offers outstanding quality of life on board due to its many state-of-the-art features.
The Bose® Sound System in the passenger compartment allows passengers to listen to a faithful, realistic and wraparound sound. The system offers 300 Watts of musical power, a five-channel analogue amplifier with built-in active equalisation circuits and seven speakers: two woofers, two tweeters, two midrange tweeters and a bass box.
The dual zone climate control system is also a byword for comfort. This system allows the driver and front passenger to select two different temperatures to ensure both enjoy maximum well-being.
An Air Quality Sensor also ensures that the Lancia Lybra’s occupants enjoy clean air at all times because the device measures external pollution and activates the recirculation feature automatically when necessary.
The interior is also beautifully-finished, welcoming and well-balanced: all the trim is in top-quality materials (such as Alcantara® or leather). The facia may be one or two-tone (dark grey at the top and pale grey at the bottom, with shades of grey and beige designed to match the cloth).
The Integrated Control System (ICS) located in the central console is also very convenient. This controls the radio, trip computer, on-board system check, clock and – when fitted – the GSM phone and satellite navigation system. It also comes with a multifunction 5 inch colour screen. It is located high up so that drivers can see it without taking their eyes off the road, and in the middle so that it can also be used and consulted by the passenger as well.
The Lancia Lybra LX offers another four power units in addition to the 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 five cylinder 20 valve unit. Two petrol units: the 76 kW (103 bhp) 1.6 16v and the 96 kW (130 bhp) 1.8 16v. Two common rail direct injection turbodiesel engines with variable geometry turbocharger: the 85 kW (115 bhp) 1.9 JTD and an upgraded 2.4 JTD (power output has been increased from 103 kW-140 bhp to 110 kW-150 bhp), that will be available on the Lybra LX and Executive from May.

Lancia at the 75th International Paris Motor Show, 17.09.2002

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Visitors to the Paris Show can also see the Lancia Lybra Intensa, a version for customers who wish to add a touch of dash to the style and sophistication of the original model.
The vehicle is available as a saloon and Station Wagon with three engines: the 81 kW (110 bhp) 1.9 jtd and the 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.4 jtd, both with Common Rail direct injection and the petrol-driven 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 five cylinder 20v.
Externally, the Lybra Intensa can be identified by certain parts painted in grey Metalluro. These include the door mouldings and handles, bumpers and 16 inch light alloy wheels with 205/55 tyres. The Station Wagon roof moulding also comes in the same shade. Other details are burnished: this applies to the front grille, number plate and rear identification light holder profile, sill plate and the turn signal and headlight frames.
The optional darkened rear side windows and rear window ensure passengers greater privacy and deflect unwanted attention from the luggage area on the Station Wagon. The Lancia Lybra Intensa can also come in a specific body colour, Fountain Grey, that joins the other five shades in the range: Nicole Blue, Elisa Grey, Elena Black and Luxor Black, Carmen Red.
Inside, the Lybra Intensa features perforated Alcantara® trim on the door panels and central seat panel. The remainder is leather-trimmed: the outer seat panels, gear lever gaiter and knob (the top part of the handgrip is in wood), steering wheel and handbrake grip.
The instrument and control frames and door handles are chrome-plated. The panels and door and facia surrounds are designed to look like dark walnut. The instrument and control panel background is black.

Lancia at the 27th Bologna Motor Show, 26.11.2002

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This new version has been created for those who wish to add a touch of originality and class to this already stylish model, with details reminiscent of great cars of the past. You can see at a glance, for example, that the Lybra Emblema is related to the Flaminia Coupé of 1963: that unmistakable two-tone body, those seats in soft tobacco-covered leather. In brief: a legend forty years on.
The Lancia Lybra Emblema is thus a car of character that combines the lauded style of the original model with a refined touch of eccentricity. Beginning with the black roof that stands out against the body shade (this option is exclusive to the Station Wagon version). This decisive stamp continues along the rear to blend with the darkened rear screen and rear side windows. These Privacy windows ensure greater protection for passengers and hide the luggage compartment from prying eyes in the case of the station wagon.
Inside, the Lybra Emblema offers seats trimmed with two-tone effect soft leather (standard equipment in Italy) or Alcantara®. In both cases, these are in a brand-new tobacco colour, the same shade used for the mats, door trim and lower facia paintwork. Apart from the originality of its trim, the striking things about the Lancia Lybra Emblema are the interior components (console, facia panels and door mouldings) and the magnesium effect that, as on the Thesis, creates a pleasing cold/warm contrast with the trim shades. The dial surrounds and door handles are chrome plated.
These, in a nutshell, are distinctive traits of the Lancia Lybra Emblema that give the model even greater kinship to the exclusive Thesis and Phedra. The Emblema name has already been used to describe the more comprehensive specification levels of recent Lancia models and now the Lybra is benefiting from the same treatment.
All this sophistication convinced the great artist and fashion designer René Gruau to add his name and international renown to the advertising campaign for the new version. The car also offers a generous standard equipment package: Dual-zone climate control system, Bose Sound System, front airbags, sidebags and window bags, new 16-inch alloy wheels treated with pale metalluro. Plus the following options: Satellite Navigation System, GSM phone, rain and demisting sensor, Cruise Control, ABS with EBD and ESP (the latter comes as standard on the 2.0 petrol and 2.4 JTD version).
The vehicle is available as a saloon and Station Wagon with three engines: the 85 kW (115 bhp) 1.9 JTD and the 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.4 JTD, both with Common Rail direct injection and the petrol-driven 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 five cylinder 20v. Customers can also choose the exterior colour of their Lybra Emblema from a palette that includes three different shades of grey and the exclusive Perugino green inspired by Lancia cars of the Sixties.

LANCIA AT THE 73rd GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW, 21.02.2003

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This new version has been created for those who wish to add a touch of originality and class to this already stylish model, with details reminiscent of great cars of the past. You can see at a glance, for example, that the Lybra Emblema is related to the Flaminia Coupé of 1963: that unmistakable two-tone body, those seats in soft tobacco-covered leather. In brief: a legend forty years on.
The Lancia Lybra Emblema is thus a car of character that combines the lauded style of the original model with a refined touch of eccentricity. Beginning with the black roof that stands out against the body shade (this option is exclusive to the Station Wagon version). This decisive stamp continues along the rear to blend with the darkened rear screen and rear side windows. These Privacy windows ensure greater protection for passengers and hide the luggage compartment from prying eyes in the case of the station wagon.
Inside, the Lybra Emblema offers seats trimmed with two-tone effect soft leather (standard equipment in Italy) or Alcantara®. In both cases, these are in a brand-new tobacco colour, the same shade used for the mats, door trim and lower facia paintwork. Apart from the originality of its trim, the striking things about the Lancia Lybra Emblema are the interior components (console, facia panels and door mouldings) and the magnesium effect that, as on the Thesis, creates a pleasing cold/warm contrast with the trim shades. The dial surrounds and door handles are chrome plated.
These, in a nutshell, are distinctive traits of the Lancia Lybra Emblema that give the model even greater kinship to the exclusive Thesis and Phedra. The Emblema name has already been used to describe the more comprehensive specification levels of recent Lancia models and now the Lybra is benefiting from the same treatment.
All this sophistication convinced the great artist and fashion designer René Gruau to add his name and international renown to the advertising campaign for the new version. The car also offers a generous standard equipment package: Dual-zone climate control system, Bose Sound System, front airbags, sidebags and window bags, new 16-inch alloy wheels treated with pale metalluro. Plus the following options: Satellite Navigation System, GSM phone, rain and demisting sensor, Cruise Control, ABS with EBD and ESP (the latter comes as standard on the 2.0 petrol and 2.4 JTD version).
The vehicle is available as a saloon and Station Wagon with three engines: the 85 kW (115 bhp) 1.9 JTD and the 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.4 JTD, both with Common Rail direct injection and the petrol-driven 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 five cylinder 20v. Customers can also choose the exterior colour of their Lybra Emblema from a palette that includes three different shades of grey and the exclusive Perugino green inspired by Lancia cars of the Sixties.

Lancia at the 28th Bologna Motor Show, 02.12.2003

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The Lancia Lybra range has been revised to offer more opulent standard equipment for all specifications, a different colour range and new prices.
Firstly, the LS version (equipped with 1.6 16v, 1.8 16v and 1.9 JTD power units) offers a CD-changer, foglight, Madras cloth trim,15″ alloy wheels and new aluminium effect interior profiles. The LX specification (available with 1.8 16v, 2.0 20v, 1.9 JTD and 2.4 JTD power units) is still more comprehensive and offers the following over and above the current specification list: satellite navigation system with GSM phone and new Suhara® interiors. In addition, the Lancia Lybra Business (available with the 1.6 16v and 1.9 JTD) introduces new design chrome wheel hubs. Everything is offered at more or less the same prices as before, plus four new colours: Rossini Grey, Angelic Blue, Veronese Green and Donizetti Green. The new 2004 range product array is concluded by the prestigious Emblema specification (on show in Bologna) that offers the following extras: satellite navigation system with GSM phone, Cruise Control and CD-changer.
This is the version for people who wish to complement the style of the model with a touch of originality and class, plus retro details reminiscent of great cars of the past: that unmistakable two-tone body, those seats in soft tobacco leather.
The Lancia Lybra Emblema is thus a car of character that combines the much-loved style of the original model with a refined touch of eccentricity. Starting from the black roof that stands out against the body shade (an option exclusive to the Station Wagon version). This crisp look continues along the back of the vehicle to blend in with the darkened back window and rear side windows. Privacy windows afford passengers greater discretion and hide the luggage compartment from prying eyes in the case of the Station Wagon.
Inside, the Lybra Emblema offers seats trimmed with soft tobacco leather with relief work that is now also available in beige.
The standard equipment array is so opulent it approaches the standard of exclusivity offered by the Phedra and Thesis: dual zone climate control, satellite navigation system with GSM phone, Cruise Control, ABS with EBD, ESP (the latter is standard on 2.0 petrol and 2.4 JTD versions), CD-changer, front airbags, sidebags and window-bags, leather interiors and 16″ alloy wheels treated with light metalluro. The following are options: Hi-Fi system with 7 speakers, Bose® Sound System, rain and mist sensor and xenon gas discharge headlights. The vehicle is available as a saloon and Station Wagon with three engines: the 85 kW (115 bhp) 1.9 JTD and the 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.4 JTD, both with Common Rail direct injection and the petrol-driven 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.0 five cylinder 20v.