Lancia Pu+Ra HPE idea heralds model’s electrical rebirth

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Lancia has unveiled an idea automobile displaying the design route of the Stellantis model’s future EVs.

The Lancia Pu+Ra HPE idea is “the primary automobile in Lancia’s new period,” based on an organization press launch. The discharge additionally says “Pu+Ra” represents Lancia’s “pure and radical new design language.” HPE is a callback to the Nineteen Seventies Lancia Beta, and initially stood for “Excessive Efficiency Property,” however has been repurposed to “Excessive Efficiency Electrical.”

The design itself has sturdy hints of Lancia Stratos, notably the rear finish, with its giant spherical taillights. In profile view, lateral strains that descend entrance to rear reference the Aurelia and Flaminia, based on Lancia.

Lancia Pu+Ra HPE concept

Lancia Pu+Ra HPE idea

Lancia introduced in Italian furnishings maker Cassina to present the inside a residing room-like really feel. The entrance seats are impressed by Cassina armchairs, whereas the middle console and dashboard are designed to function tables. Sustainable supplies had been used as properly, together with Marm/Extra, a fabric comprised of as much as 50% marble mud, for the door panels. The wooden trim is comprised of recovered scrap materials, and the carpets are pure wool.

Efficiency figures weren’t mentioned, however Lancia talked about 435 miles of vary on the European WLTP testing cycle (which is extra optimistic than the U.S. testing protocol), a charging time of “simply over 10 minutes” (for an unspecified battery dimension at an unspecified charging pace), and effectivity of 10 kwh per 100 km.

The idea additionally debuts Lancia’s new SALA (Sound Air Gentle Augmentation) interface, which can make its manner into the next-generation Ypsilon hatchback launching in 2024. It consists of voice management, the power to routinely adapt sounds, lighting, and climate-control settings for various circumstances, in addition to leisure choices, together with film streaming and video video games.

Lancia Pu+Ra HPE concept

Lancia Pu+Ra HPE idea

The Pu+Ra HPE idea is not destined for manufacturing; it merely serves as a preview of future Lancia design and expertise. The model is slated for a long-overdue replace and growth of its lineup, beginning with the next-gen Ypsilon, which will probably be obtainable with each hybrid and all-electric powertrains. Lancia then plans to launch solely electrical fashions beginning in 2026, and grow to be all-electric by 2028, the identical yr a contemporary electrical Delta is slated to launch.

Do not search for Lancia to return to the U.S., although, because the model is totally targeted on the European market.

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